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Supply chain security demands closer attention

Often in dangerous situations we initially look outwards and upwards for the greatest threats. Sometimes we should instead be looking inwards and downwards. Supply chain security in information and communication technology (ICT) is exactly one of those situations where detailed introspection could be of benefit to all concerned. The smallest security breach can have disastrous...

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How future policy and regulations will challenge AI

I recently wrote about how radical the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) to cybersecurity will be. Technological revolutions are however frequently not as rapid as we think. We tend to see specific moments, from Sputnik in 1957 to the iPhone in 2007, and call them “game changing” – without appreciating the intervening stages of innovation,...

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Navigating cybersecurity in the New Age

In today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape, tools, gadgets, and platforms aren’t the only things advancing. Cyberattacks are becoming more powerful, wide-ranging, and harmful to organizations around the globe. For any enterprise, cybersecurity is one of the most essential factors to business success. With new and emerging technology, leaders have to explore modern security needs via...

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Combating a spate of Java malware with machine learning in real-time

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in emails carrying fresh malicious Java (.jar) malware that use new techniques to evade antivirus protection. But with our research team’s automated expert systems and machine learning models, Windows 10 PCs get real-time protection against these latest threats. Attackers are constantly changing their methods and tools. We...

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Is social engineering the biggest threat to your organization?

“Always remember: Amateurs hack systems. Professionals hack people.” –Bruce Schneier, CTO, Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. All over the globe, social engineering is a dominant and growing threat to organizational security. Since January 2015, the number of social engineering victims identified by the FBI has increased 270 percent, costing businesses more than $2.3 billion. Social engineering...

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Strategies to build your cybersecurity posture

This post is authored by Michael Montoya, Executive Advisor, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group Asia Region. “You clicked on an infected message…” In my prior life of managing an enterprise email environment, I started thousands of messages with that response to the victims of the infamous “love bug” email. Looking back, this was a simple task compared...

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The two-pronged approach to detecting persistent adversaries

Advanced Persistent Threats use two primary methods of persistence: compromised endpoints and compromised credentials. It is critical that you use tools to detect both simultaneously. With only one or the other in place, you give adversaries more opportunities to remain on your network. There are many attack vectors within these two main categories, including the...

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