Job Done: Nearly Every Third Corporate Data Breach Gets Employees Fired

When a data breach strikes, the damage can reach further than a business’s finances, reputation, and customer privacy. A breach can also severely impact the careers of individuals at the company involved. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 25% of data breaches in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META)… Continue reading

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Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) into industrial automation environments, in the name of progress, has brought on both operational efficiencies and security risks previously unseen to the manufacturing, engineering, and mining industries. This article explains the risk drivers behind Operational Technology (OT) systems and the need for comprehensive security across the enterprise’s operations: from… Continue reading

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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

  More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018 – where the Middle East (ME) countries were among the top 20 countries by percentage of ICS computers attacked during the period. The most impacted… Continue reading

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Get the nuts and bolts in place to stop data loss

For organisations with a high security agenda, mechanisms must be built into all layers of their infrastructure. Sensitive business information, customer details, financials, transactions and product information, all forms part of important data in organisations and is the lifeblood of every business. But, how much control do businesses have over their data, do they know… Continue reading

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Upgrading to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11: Why, when, how

“60% of a company’s data security success is in implementing it right, the first time.” What drives data security successes in organisations: product or service? The launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 affords us the opportunity to relook at organisations’ data security posture from the point of best practice. When it comes to endpoint security,… Continue reading

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From cloud growth to a cloud mess: two out of three SMBs struggle with over-complicated IT infrastructure

As their businesses grow, companies increasingly embrace new business tools and cloud services in an attempt to make their employees’ working lives more efficient and flexible, as well as reduce expenditures. According to Kaspersky Lab’s latest research, nearly two thirds (63%) of companies globally employing up to 249 people use one or more business applications… Continue reading

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Multi-national logistics company chooses Microsoft Azure to tighten security and optimise data centre costs

Summary A multi-national Logistics Company had identified Azure as the target for rapid expansion but were concerned about the potential loss of security features that had already been developed in the existing data centre infrastructure. AVeS Cyber Security took their Azure environment down to a low-level Technical Design with a focus on Security and hardening… Continue reading

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Don’t Get Caught in Phishing Scams While Shopping Online this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day to honour mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Naturally, there are plenty of ways to make moms feel special with unique gifts, but sadly there are those that use such special occasions for their own cybercriminal gain. In fact, according to Kaspersky Lab security experts,… Continue reading

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New variant of SynAck ransomware uses sophisticated Doppelgänging technique to evade security

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new variant of the SynAck ransomware Trojan using the Doppelgänging technique to bypass anti-virus security by hiding in legitimate processes. This is the first time the Doppelgänging technique has been seen in ransomware in the wild. The developers behind SynAck also implement other tricks to evade detection and analysis:… Continue reading

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All Covered: Managing Cybersecurity Risks with Next Generation Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business

Enterprise-ready scalability, next-generation technologies and EDR-integration in the new version of Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product for endpoints. The latest trends in cybercrime have seen it all — advanced exploits allegedly developed by high-profile threat actors used in massive ransomware attacks, creativity of spam and phishing attacks on trending topics, and attacks relying heavily on social… Continue reading

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