Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Sophos says Aussie security sector’s biggest challenge is still awareness

Sophos, a cybersecurity firm, announced the findings of the third edition of The Future of Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific and Japan, in collaboration with Tech Research Asia (TRA). The study reveals a lack of awareness of cybersecurity, and a broad assumption from executives that their firm will never get attacked, despite rising ransomware incidences, impact and cost.

The coming reckoning will show ROI accruing from threat intelligence

Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for long. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained intel operators from the public sector, focusing on gathering data to thwart national security threats.

Cloudian and Vertica team up to deliver secure AI data warehousing

Cloudian announced a partnership with Vertica, a Micro Focus line of business, providing firms with a public cloud-like modern data warehousing solution, on-premises, for managing their AI/machine learning (AI/ML) and other analytics workloads securely behind their firewall.

DevOps Platform GitLab 14 delivers modern DevOps in a single software

The rise of remote work and focus on digital transformation has led businesses to grapple with siloed teams and pressure to deliver secure software at extraordinary speeds to compete in the market.

Asuria and Junior Engineers partner to address cyber security skills gap

Asuria and Junior Engineers announced a partnership to devise and deliver cyber security qualifications as part of their delivery of Federal Government Employment Services like Transition to Work, jobactive, ParentsNext and Disability Employment Services. The number of people employed in cyber security roles is predicted to grow by 7,000 by 2024.

Fortify your business by deploying the five practices for stellar cyber security

The human element remains the weakest link in cybersecurity, as an annual report reveals that 85% of all data breaches are in one way or another caused by an employee. As digital technologies are increasingly being embraced and have become essential in modern organizations, no industry is safe from cyber criminals exploiting their weak spots.

QuintessenceLabs appoints Silvio Pappalardo as Chief Revenue Officer

QuintessenceLabs, a pioneer and leader in quantum cybersecurity solutions, announced that they have recruited Silvio Pappalardo to the position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Pappalardo joins the QuintessenceLabs executive leadership team in spearheading the next stage of growth by leading all sales, marketing, and channel partnership efforts across the organization reporting to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Vikram Sharma.

AU$7m for WhiteHawk to guard US Government secrets in 5-year deal

Because the Cyber Risk Radar approach is externally available data-based and is non-invasive, WhiteHawk does not require access to internal IT assets and configurations in order to deliver its services.

Behavior of financial industry staff could lead to cybersecurity risks

The pandemic forced a digital transformation like never before, making the balancing act between security and employee experience more important than ever. While the financial industry fairs better at endpoint security than other industries studied, there are significant gaps between employers’ preventative actions and employees’ actual behaviors. According to a new study, more than 52 percent of financial industry employees say security policies restrict the way they work and 49 percent admit to finding ways to work around security policies.

KnowBe4 casts KnowBe4 Ventures to address the human layer of security

KnowBe4 Inc (Nasdaq: KNBE), the provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced the formation of KnowBe4 Ventures, its venture arm focused on the human layer of cybersecurity. Two existing leading cybersecurity venture funds – Elephant and Ten Eleven Ventures -- are partnering with KnowBe4 on the initiative.