‘Worst over’ as worldwide Windows outage winds down
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by Bill Tanner
12h ago
The worst seems over as the outage disrupting Microsoft Windows worldwide contracts – with attention now focused on clearing backlogs, getting systems back up and identifying scammers. Microsoft was hit by a faulty software update from the cybersecurity specialist CrowdStrike on Thursday, July 18. According to Microsoft, the preliminary root cause appeared to be a configuration change in a portion of Azure backend workloads. This caused interruption between storage and compute resources which resulted in connectivity failures that affected downstream Microsoft 365 services dependent on these c ..read more
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AuthenticID Mid-Year Report reveals continued surge in fraud and increase in consumer worry 
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by Bill Tanner
2d ago
Mid-Year Identity Fraud Review highlights the rise of deepfake technology, consumer sentiment regarding identity fraud and digital identity trends.  Fraudulent transactions in the first half of 2024 were up over 73% year over year, and suspected fraudulent transactions increased by over 84%, according to the 2024 Mid-Year Identity Fraud Review, released by AuthenticID.  The report surveyed consumers in North America in Q2 2024 to show a surge in AI-enabled fraud, as well as the increased use of deepfakes for identity fraud tactics like account takeover attacks and injection attacks ..read more
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SPTel, ST Engineering, Nokia and Fortinet launch Quantum Safe Services
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by Bill Tanner
3d ago
Solution combines advanced quantum encryption products to help organisations safeguard against Quantum Threats for comprehensive and reliable network protection. SPTel, a joint venture company of ST Engineering and SP Group, has launched of its new Quantum Safe Services that will enhance their National Quantum Safe Network Plus (NQSN+) solution offering. In November 2023, SPTel and SpeQtral, a pioneer in quantum communications, were jointly appointed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore to build Singapore’s first nationwide quantum-safe network, NQSN+. Built on SPTel’s ultr ..read more
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Exabeam and LogRhythm complete merger and announce new company details
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by Bill Tanner
3d ago
The combined organization will empower customers with a best-of-breed, AI-driven security. Exabeam and LogRhythm have successfully completed of their previously announced merger. The company will retain the Exabeam name and refresh the visual brand to represent the merging of two industry leaders and honor the legacy of the long-established LogRhythm brand. Exabeam has also unveiled its product roadmap and strategy, highlighting the proven, cloud-native AI-driven Exabeam Security Operations Platform that will serve as the foundation of its future product offerings. On-premises LogRhythm SIEM c ..read more
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How IoT vulnerabilities could threaten A/NZ businesses 
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by Bill Tanner
3d ago
Tim Hartman, Head of Solution Architecture, Infoblox A/NZ on how the surge in smart devices that prioritise plug-and-play over robust security systems are exposing A/NZ businesses to cyber threats.  Tim Hartman, Head of Solution Architecture, Infoblox A/NZ Air conditioning that automatically calibrates to the perfect temperature, smart helmets that can assess carbon monoxide levels for miners, a collar for cattle that predicts pasture intake based on movement patterns. The future of work across industries in Australia and New Zealand is changing, where new technology such as AI, IoT and a ..read more
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Haier Europe adopts Orange Business Evolution Platform to build a scalable, secure and responsive infrastructure to support its growth
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by Mark Bowen
4d ago
Haier Europe, part of Haier Smart Home with brands such as Candy, Hoover and Haier – has chosen Orange Business connectivity and IoT services to help innovate its sustainable solutions, while optimising resource consumption and extending the life of products. As part of its drive to establish itself as a composable, data-driven enterprise, Haier Europe was seeking a flexible platform to support its vision to be the first consumer choice for smart home solutions. The digital, on-demand and modular solution proposed by Orange Business contributes to Haier’s design, production and consumption pra ..read more
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UK Government outlines bill to strengthen cybersecurity
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by Mark Bowen
4d ago
The UK Government has announced it will introduce the Cyber Security and Resilience Bill to create new rules designed to protect critical infrastructure from attackers. The bill, announced as part of the King’s Speech, will push more firms to implement better cybersecurity defences and strengthen public sector cybersecurity. The industry reaction: Guy Golan, CEO, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of global cybersecurity firm Performanta, said: “Following the King’s Speech and the introduction of the new Cyber Security and Resilience Bill, I commend the King and the government for bringing this ..read more
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Netskope Threat Labs reveals more than a third of sensitive business information entered into Generative AI apps is regulated personal data
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by Mark Bowen
4d ago
Generative AI usage more than triples in 12 months but organisations still struggling to balance safe enablement with risk management. Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), has published new research showing that regulated data (data that organisations have a legal duty to protect) makes up more than a third of the sensitive data being shared with generative AI (genAI) applications – presenting a potential risk to businesses of costly data breaches. The new Netskope Threat Labs research reveals three-quarters of businesses surveyed now completely block at least one genAI app ..read more
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F5 strengthens leadership in multicloud networking with expanded technology partnerships and customer success
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by Mark Bowen
4d ago
Enterprises facing multicloud complexity turn to F5 to dramatically simplify connecting their most advanced applications. F5, a global leader in multicloud application security and delivery, has announced expanded technology partnerships and customer win milestones that reinforce its position as a leader in multicloud networking. According to IDC, the multicloud networking market is rapidly expanding and is expected to reach US$10.16 billion in 2028. As a pioneer in multicloud application security and delivery, F5’s solutions help customers solve the unique complexity challenges inherent in se ..read more
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Hacktivists target Romania in latest surge in geopolitical DDoS attacks
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by Mark Bowen
4d ago
ASERT research has discovered that Romania is the latest victim of the surge in geopolitical DDoS attacks. In ASERT Principal Security Analyst Chris Conrad’s X Thread, it is revealed that these attacks are not specific to any single industry or adversary, as they target a variety of verticals, with several hacktivist groups taking credit for attacks. The first major spike occurred on June 2, 2024, coinciding with the possibility of Romania transferring Patriot missiles to Ukraine. On this day, the number of direct-path attacks against Romanian websites jumped to 352 in a single day. Elevated D ..read more
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