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IT Compliance

Why the cyber threat landscape could grow under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is only 3 short months away, with the incoming regulation seeing businesses across Europe and beyond bolster their cyber security in an effort to


Microsoft & Google unable to detect new zero-day ransomware

The ShurL0ckr ransomware was able to avoid detection by a majority of anti-virus engines and cloud applications.As organisations have adopted cloud services to increase their productivity and agility, so to


What can businesses learn from the cyber threat landscape of 2017?

Over the course of 2017, global cyber threats continued to evolve at pace, resulting in a dramatic reshaping of the cyber security landscape. Traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomware


Coprocessor Attacks: the Hidden Threat

Botnets, DDoS and ransomware attacks, vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices and Open Source Software, and the generally poor state of information security, dominate the discussion of cybersecurity. These same


IoT malware targeting zero-day vulnerabilities

Once it became evident that IoT devices can be relatively easily enslaved in botnets and that even their limited power can be used for a variety of nefarious purposes, it


Zero in on your zero-day vulnerabilities

A zero-day attack comes, by definition, out of the blue. You cannot predict its nature or assess how much damage it might cause, but you can take some basic steps


Five mental shifts we must make to achieve security beyond perimeters

Data centers aren’t exactly going extinct, but given the massive shift to public clouds, you need to make some significant adjustments if your mindset doesn’t already include or understand the


Script-based attacks and overall malware on the rise

Research revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017. In fact, WatchGuard Technologies found that scripting threats accounted for 68 percent of


Return of Necurs botnet brings new ransomware threat

The Necurs botnet has returned to the top ten most prevalent malware during November 2017, as cybercriminals used it to distribute a new form of ransomware, according to Check Point.Researchers

Industry Insights

Five key trends to watch in 2018 as cybercriminals continue to innovate

The McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the