Cyber threats may wreak havoc by 2020

In the next few years, India will face increasingly sophisticated “destructive“ cyber threats as compared to the “disruptive“ attacks in the Indian cyberspace that are currently adding up to 200 million malware-related and 1,90,000 “unique“ intrusions in any given week. Read India’s cyber security chief Gulshan Rai’s warning that cyber attacks will wreak havoc in India […]

Cisco predicts ‘destruction of service’ attacks

US-based networking company Cisco has uncovered the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. In its 2017 Mid-year Cyber security Report, Cisco says these DeOS attacks could eliminate organisations’ backups and safety nets required to restore systems and data after an attack. Read about the […]

Cisco Warns Of ‘Destruction Of Service’ Attack Threat

Cisco has warned that the scale and impact of cyber threats are continuing to grow, driven by the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) which is increasing attack surfaces for cyber criminals to exploit. Read about the Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) which expects cyber attacks to grow exponentially on Silicon.

5 cybersecurity threats to know about right now

Hackers and cybercriminals continued tapping into new techniques last month to essentially break into IT networks, if not cripple some of those. It’s not just Petya following in WannaCry’s footsteps, either. Read about the new June 2017 Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report which list top five current cyber security threats for companies on Healthcare IT News.

Cyber security threats at all-time high

Be it the WannaCry” attack in May, or the “Petya” attack with early this week, recent cyber attacks show just how devastating their impact is on business and infrastructure. Here’s a look what some of the worst attacks in recent years, what causes them and how cyber security threats are on the rise the world […]

Cyberthreats require global response, said ex-DHS head Chertoff

Former secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said international cooperation is needed to track down and prosecute cybercrimes. His comments came in the wake of a ransomware attack that has affected companies and governments around the world. Read why ex-director of Homeland Security says that cyber threats require a global and coordinated response on CNBC.

This hypnotic, terrifying map charts cyberattacks in real-time

What is the colour of a cyber attack? The harsh blue screen of a crashed computer, or something more elaborate? Kaspersky has created a real-time cyberattack map using data derived from its security systems, showing the spread of threats across the globe in trails of pink and blue. Read/see the realtime cyber security threat map […]

PayPal CEO offers sobering view of cybersecurity threats

Credit unions and other financial institutions have long been concerned about fintechs cutting FIs out of the banking equation, but the CEO of PayPal assured credit unions that his company views them more as partners than competitors. Read the views of Dan Schulman of PayPal about cyber threats on Credit Union Journal.

Adopt security-by-design mindset to combat new cybersecurity threats, says GovTech’s Chai Chin Loon

“As threats grow in scale and sophistication, our approach in addressing them must evolve too,” asserted Chai Chin Loon, senior director of the cybersecurity group of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech). He was speaking at the recent Computerworld Singapore Security Summit. Read why GovTech’s Chai Chin Loon says that organisations must adopt security-by-design mindset to […]

New hacking threats: Fingerprint reader vulnerabilities and sophisticated ransomware

A massive cyberattack that struck 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this month has begun to slow, but experts warn there is more to come — including the ability to hack fingerprint readers. “It is going to get worse before it gets better because we’ve becoming more reliant [on technology]… Read how fingerprint reader vulnerabilities and […]