Why moving to the cloud can help boost security and compliance [Q&A]

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/18/cloud-boost-security-complaince/ Although the adoption of cloud services has increased over the past few years, many organizations are still unwilling to make the move to the cloud due to security and compliance concerns. But Jim Hansen, VP of product marketing at security management firm AlienVault argues that … Read more

Why the IoT needs wireless power

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/iot-wireless-power/ With a predicted 200 billion connected devices in use by 2020, the Internet of Things is leading to a massive growth in the number of powered devices. While this is a massive opportunity for manufacturers it’s also a problem as all of those devices … Read more

Using AWS for data protection — where barriers can also be benefits

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/aws-data-brotection-barriers-benefits/ Cloud data protection and management specialist Druva has released the results of its 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which shows that the three biggest barriers for moving data to AWS for cloud storage are cost, security and lack of control. But for respondents … Read more

The value of personal data to companies and cyber criminals

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/personal-data-value/ Businesses rely more and more on data, but a new study shows up significant differences in the value that is placed on confidential data around the world and in different industries. The research from cyber security firm Trustwave involved more than 500 IT decision makers … Read more

Over 90 percent of security pros worry about cyber criminals using AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/cyber-criminal-ai-use/ While machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming key to cyber security, a new survey shows that a majority of security professionals worry that the technology could be used against them. The study by cyber security company Webroot reveals that 91 percent are concerned … Read more

FileCloud launches GDPR support for private clouds

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/gdpr-private-cloud-support/ With GDPR coming into effect in may 2018, the complex requirements of the legislation may leave many companies struggling to comply. Enterprise file service platform FileCloud is adding new features to its platform to deliver compliance support for organizations using private cloud enterprise file … Read more

2017 — the year malware became evasive

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/2017-evasive-malware/ While 2017 saw enhancements in defenses — such as the use of artificial intelligence — it also demonstrated that cyber criminals continue to find their way around defensive measures with new evasion techniques. Anti-evasion software specialist Minerva Labs has released its Year in Review … Read more

New platform streamlines data flow management across the hybrid architectures

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/streamlined-data-flow-management/ As organizations become more reliant on data, its time-sensitive nature means analytics need to be performed at multiple points. However, traditional coding and data management techniques can lead to bottlenecks and slow delivery. Data platform specialist StreamSets is addressing this problem with the launch … Read more

ForeScout integrates with IBM to protect IoT devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/forescout-ibm-iot/ The increase in the number and variety of connected devices has made enterprise IT environments much more complex. Maintaining security and compliance is a tricky problem and IoT security specialist ForeScout is integrating with IBM Security solutions to offer users stringer endpoint protection and … Read more

Email is still the preferred channel for marketers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/email-preferred-marketing/ Despite digital disruption and the emergence of newer technologies, email is still the preferred channel for marketers according to a new report. Email marketing brand Campaigner has released the results of its Digital Marketing Industry Report which shows that past year, 59 percent of … Read more

Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/bad-office-habits-breach/ A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. The survey by cloud … Read more

Poor USB security leaves enterprises at risk

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/poor-enterprise-usb-security/ Security polices for USB devices are frequently outdated and inadequate, and enterprises are often failing to monitor their use, according to a new survey. The study by encrypted drive specialist Apricorn reveals that while nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, … Read more

Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/malicious-mobile-apps-imitation/ By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s percentage of malicious apps … Read more

70 percent of UK consumers have not heard of GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/consumers-gdpr-knowledge/ The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to extensively change data privacy rules in the EU in May, yet a new survey from compliance solution PORT.im shows 70 percent of consumers are completely unaware of their new rights and haven’t even heard of … Read more

World’s biggest botnet delivers new ransomware threat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/biggest-botnet-ransomware/ The latest Global Threat Index from cyber security specialist Check Point reveals that the Necurs spam botnet — reckoned to be the largest in the world — is being used to distribute one of the latest ransomware threats. During the Thanksgiving holiday in the … Read more

‘New Mafia’ cyber attacks on businesses up 23 percent in 2017

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/08/new-mafia-cyber-attacks/ A new report from anti-malware specialist Malwarebytes says that the volume and sophistication of cyber attacks is growing thanks to an increase in organized cyber crime it dubs the ‘New Mafia’. Ransomware attacks up to the end of October have surpassed total figures for … Read more

Three quarters of retail organizations lack a breach response plan

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/retail-breach-response/ As online retailers gear up for their busiest period of the year, how prepared are they to face the threat of cyber attacks? A new study from cyber security company Tripwire reveals that just 28 percent of respondents say they have a fully tested … Read more

Financial services organizations fail to properly secure SSH keys

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/finance-unsecure-ssh/ Secure Shell (SSH) provides a secure channel for communication over unsecured networks and is therefore a popular technology in the financial services sector. But a new study for machine identity protection company Venafi shows that even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of … Read more

‘Doppelgänging’ attack hides malware from security tools

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/process-doppelganging-malware/ Endpoint protection company EnSilo has used this week’s Black Hat Europe conference in London to reveal how Microsoft Windows features can be used to slip malicious ransomware and other threats past most updated, market-leading AV products. EnSilo researchers demonstrated how, by manipulating how Windows … Read more

Organizations not in control of their public cloud spending

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/control-public-cloud-spending/ Companies don’t have an understanding of their public cloud spend, with 75 percent either overspending relative to their budget, or simply not knowing how much they are spending. A study by cloud optimization service Densify shows while the majority of organizations have budgeted spend … Read more

Low code platforms lead to a rise in ‘citizen developers’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/low-code-citizen-developers/ The introduction of low code platforms has led to more and more applications being developed outside of the IT department. A new report from development platform company Kintone reveals that one in five executives say more than 50 percent of their applications were developed … Read more

60 percent of organizations aren’t ready for GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/organizations-not-ready-for-gdpr/ With the deadline of May 2018 looming closer, a new survey shows 60 percent of respondents in the EU and 50 percent in the US say they face some serious challenges in being GDPR compliant. The study by data protection specialist Varonis polled 500 … Read more

New tools speed up enterprise DevOps adoption

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/enterprise-devops-adoption-2/ Many businesses are turning to DevOps to speed up application deployment, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the new tools, specialized skills, and cultural shifts needed to make it work. Customer engagement specialist Pegasystems is tackling this with the launch of a new … Read more

How cyber crime could be improving the internet

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/cyber-crime-improving-internet/ War always sparks innovation, and over the years conflict has led to improvements in technology and the acceleration of development in things like radar and the jet engine. So, is the war against cyber crime driving technologies that will improve the internet? Security education … Read more

New tool offers an affordable anti-ransomware solution for enterprises

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/affordable-anto-ransomware-enterprise/ Over the last year attacks like WannaCry and Petya have brought ransomware into the public eye like never before. Security intelligence platform CyberSight is launching a new solution to predict, detect and stop ransomware attacks. RansomStopper uses proprietary technology and machine learning to provide … Read more