Cyber Security

MOBOTIX Obtains the CNPP Trust Passport, Integrating the Cyber-Security Dimension in All of Its Digital Video Surveillance Camera Systems

MOBOTIX is the first manufacturer in Europe to obtain French CNPP certified product certification for its video surveillance cameras, offering a guarantee of IT and electronic “resistance” to cyber-attacks. MOBOTIX announced its intention to focus more on cyber-security over one and a half years ago, in particular by launching the “MOBOTIX Cactus Concept.” CNPP is a key player in France in risk prevention and control.

NETSCOUT’s Latest Threat Intelligence Report Uncovers Prime Targets for Cyber Criminals as Attacks Accelerate

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS announced the findings of its Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2019. The report underscores how dramatically the cybercriminal business model has matured into an efficient, global operation and the increasing geographical diversity and proliferation of nation-state Advance Persistent Threats (APT) groups. It reinforces the need for companies to minimize risks by having a better view of the threat landscape.

Capital One Hack ‘Could be Tip of the Iceberg’

The data breach of US bank Capital One that this week exposed the personal data of over 100-million US customers may be only the start of a series of breach notifications from other organisations. According to research conducted by Israel-based cybersecurity company CyberInt, the threat actor allegedly responsible for the Capital One breach tried to mask their identity and IP address by connecting to ‘IPredator’, a Sweden-based virtual private network.

French YouTuber Micode Infiltrates a Tech Support Scammers Network

In a recent series of videos on his YouTube channel aiming to popularize cyber-security, Micode looked into one of the most lucrative scams of the internet. The investigation brought him on the other side of the world in Mauritus for 3 episodes, of which the first have almost reached 1 million views. The 3 episodes have recently been subtitled in English for an international audience to understand how this very popular scam works.

WatchGuard Speeds Zero Day Malware Breach Detection from Months to Minutes

WatchGuard® Technologies announced a series of major updates to its threat correlation and response platform, ThreatSync, with the latest release of Threat Detection and Response. These enhancements include accelerated breach detection, network process correlation and AI-powered threat analysis, enabling managed service providers and the organizations they support to reduce breach detection and containment timeframes from months to minutes.

In Just One Evil Internet Minute Over Two Phish are Detected and $2.9 Million is Lost to Cybercrime, Reveals RiskIQ

RiskIQ released its annual “Evil Internet Minute” report. The company tapped proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyze the volume of malicious activity on the internet, revealing that cybercriminals cost the global economy $2.9 million every minute last year, a total of $1.5 trillion. The data shows that in a single internet minute, $2,900,000 is lost to cybercrime. Top companies pay $25 per minute due to security breaches.

Genetec Partners with BlackBerry Cylance to Include AI-based Antivirus in its Appliance Portfolio

Genetec announced that it is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry, Limited, to bring AI-based antivirus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will offer additional cybersecurity protection. Genetec Streamvault all-in-one and rackmount appliances, storage, and workstations are expected to be shipped pre-installed and optimized with CylancePROTECT in September 2019.

ID Incognito Launches a Web App for Online Privacy

ID Incognito is a new web app dedicated to protecting your personal information online. The app was made in response to the growing need to provide personal information in order to use services online, specifically phone numbers and email addresses. The app works by providing phone number and email address aliases for users to give as info whenever signing up for services, subscriptions, or anything else requiring personal info online.

Major Study of Cybersecurity Operations Professionals Reveals Heavy Workload, Lack of Maturity in Four out of Five Businesses

Siemplify released the 2019 Security Operations Maturity Report, revealing critical insights and trends into the state of SecOps, from size and structure of programs to key challenges and growth initiatives. The report is based on a survey of more than 250 security operations practitioners working at enterprises and managed security service providers (MSSPs), who were asked to assess a litany of subjects related to their responsibilities, impediments and needs.

HID Global Helps Put ID Cards and Documents into the Hands of Millions Throughout Africa

The latest additions to HID Global’s portfolio address the challenges African nations face in issuing credentials to remote locations while also serving high-volume needs of large metropolitan areas. The company’s HID FARGO Connect solution enables ID cards to be issued from anywhere and any device via a web interface in a trusted environment, changing the paradigm for governments whose citizens live in distant, hard-to-reach locations with limited infrastructure.