digital security

Trustonic and Lookout Team Up to Provide Better App Security

Trustonic and Lookout Team Up to Provide Better App Security

Lookout has partnered with Trustonic to expand the reach of its App Defense security platform. App Defense is an embeddable SDK that was built to reduce the threat of fraud and data breaches for consumer apps. The platform provides enterprise customers with more insight about malware and other security risks to their network. To that…

Okta Releases Enterprise-Level SecurityInsights Platform

Okta Releases Enterprise-Level SecurityInsights Platform

Okta has released two new security products designed for large enterprises. HealthInsight helps administrators monitor and manage their networks, while UserInsight enlists rank-and-file employees to help spot potential cyberattacks. Both products are being offered under the broader SecurityInsights umbrella. So what do the new products do? HealthInsights provides recommendations for security best practices, and monitors…

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

“… the survey data suggests that cyberattacks have increased dramatically compared to a base year of 2016: in the US, attacks shot up from 55 percent to 76 percent over that period.” New survey research from the Ponemon Institute is further illustrating the rise of digital security threats and conflicting attitudes about security among small…

Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint Publish Comprehensive Cyberthreat Handbook

Thales and Verint have joined forces to publish The Cyberthreat Handbook, a comprehensive guide to the international cybersecurity landscape. The Handbook examines approximately 60 major groups and 490 individual attack campaigns, offering details about the motive, methods, and targets of the world’s most prominent cybercriminals. The two companies are hoping that the Handbook will help…

CyberPeace Institute Formed to Help the Victims of International Cyberattacks

CyberPeace Institute Formed to Help the Victims of International Cyberattacks

Some of the world’s leading cybersecurity and international policy experts have joined forces to create the CyberPeace Institute, a new NGO that will seek to mitigate the effects of major cyberattacks. Stéphane Duguin will come on as the organization’s CEO, while Marietje Schaake will serve as President and Chair of the Advisory Board. Together, they…

OneLogin Launches New Behavioral Risk Assessment Platform

OneLogin Launches New Behavioral Risk Assessment Platform

OneLogin has unveiled a pair of new cybersecurity products to help large enterprises calculate risk and reduce their reliance on text-based passwords. Vigilance AI is a risk assessment engine that uses machine learning and AI to determine the threat level of a given interaction, while SmartFactor Authentication uses behavioral analytics to verify people’s identities without…

NIST Invites Comment on Draft Privacy Framework

NIST Invites Comment on Draft Privacy Framework

Seeking to help delineate a middle ground between privacy protections and data collection, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a preliminary draft of its major new set of guidelines. Called the NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management, the publication has been posted in the Federal…

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

IoT Botnet Targets Android Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

IoT Botnet Targets Android Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

The device security company WootCloud has uncovered an IoT botnet that targets Android set-top boxes and TVs. Dubbed “Ares”, the botnet specifically takes advantage of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) infrastructure, which is a communications component that allows for the remote management of Android devices. WootCloud was able to discover the botnet with the help…

Payments Professionals Are Worried About Cybersecurity Yet Mistrustful of Experts: Survey

Payments Professionals Are Worried About Cybersecurity Yet Mistrustful of Experts: Survey

Professionals in the payments industry are very concerned about cybersecurity, but are at least a little mistrustful of third party solutions providers, suggest the results of TD Bank’s 2019 NACHA PAYMENTS survey. Conducted at the 2019 NACHA PAYMENTS Conference in Orlando this past May, the survey polled just under 500 of the payments industry professionals…

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico has formally launched the YubiKey 5Ci, a new security key with a Lightning connector for iOS and MacOS devices. The YubiKey 5Ci has a USB-C connector in addition to the Lightning connector, so it is also compatible with Android and Windows devices and can provide secure authentication regardless of the hardware being used.  “The…

Broadcom to Buy Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B

Broadcom to Buy Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B

Chipmaker Broadcom has entered into an agreement to acquire the enterprise security business of Symantec Corporation for $10.7 billion. The deal is part of a larger effort on Broadcom’s part to diversify its business, with the company aiming to become a leading global provider of IT infrastructure solutions across both hardware and software. The acquisition…

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

Israel’s IXDen is releasing a new software solution that will allow customers to protect a range of IoT devices with post-password authentication. Dubbed IXDen Smart Homes, the platform can be installed on virtually any smart device – including smart thermostats, smart routers, and smart cameras – securing them with multi-factor authentication that guards against cyberattacks…

BehavioSec Platform Gets Upgrade in Time for PSD2

BehavioSec has updated its behavioral biometrics platform ahead of the European Union’s upcoming PSD2 compliance deadline. Version 5.1 of the platform offers better mouse recognition and anomaly detection, in addition to other accuracy and authentication upgrades. The upgraded platform also guards against fraud associated with new accounts. BehavioSec 5.1 will compare the behavior of a…

Synthetic Identity Fraud is a Growing Threat says Federal Reserve

Synthetic Identity Fraud is a Growing Threat says Federal Reserve

The US Federal Reserve System has released a new White Paper that calls attention to the growing threat of synthetic identity fraud. The paper defines a synthetic identity as one that combines false information – such as a fake name or date of birth – with legitimate information like a social security number that has…

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Neil MacDonald is taking over as Sequent’s new Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sequent is a data security specialist with a platform that tokenizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The process makes that information useless to hackers and other cybercriminals, and can be used to protect everything from bank accounts to…

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