Cybersecurity control failures topped executive concerns in early 2021

Globally cyber policies require a revamp to be more in line with the new work environment. Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in the first quarter of 2021 in a global poll of senior executives across function and geography, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Monitor Report.…

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Deloitte Roundtable: Extinction level events: how ransomware has changed disaster preparedness

Sponsored content: Thursday, 12th November 2020, Asia Pacific If you were to ask any cybersecurity professional about the most alarming malware trends today, chances are ‘ransomware’ would be one of the first things they would be keen to talk about. This type of malware can aptly be described less as…

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Trickbot operators will no longer be able to initiate new infections

Modular banking trojan disrupted through court order. Microsoft has taken action to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, an infamous botnets and prolific distributors of malware and ransomware. Trickbot was disrupted through a court order Microsoft obtained as well as technical action executed in partnership with an international group of industry and…

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Sophos: Companies pay average of US$1.4M in ransom to cyber criminals

Paying ransomware doubles the cost of dealing with a ransomware attack, without paying It costs global organisations US$1.4 million, when they pay ransom to cyber criminals, nearly twice as much addressing the impact of a ransomware attack that isn’t paid, according to Sophos’ recently released The State of Ransomware 2020…

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