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Akamai Snaps Up ChameleonX to Tackle Magecart

October 14, 2019 Published in: Cybersecurity, News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Akamai has confirmed plans to acquire ChameleonX, an Israel-based security startup with a strong focus on securing websites against attacks targeting payment and personal information.The goal is to accelerate development of a tool to protect websites from Magecart attacks, an increasingly common[...]

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Thoma Bravo to Acquire Sophos for $3.9 Billion

October 14, 2019 Published in: Cybersecurity, News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Sophos announced that Thoma Bravo, a US-based private equity firm, has made an offer to acquire Sophos for $7.40 USD per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.9 billion.The board of directors of Sophos have stated their intention to unanimously recommend the offer to the[...]

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Only 32% of Organizations Employ a Security-First Approach to Cloud Data Storage

October 11, 2019 Published in: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Although nearly half (48%) of corporate data is stored in the cloud, only a third (32%) of organizations admit they employ a security-first approach to data storage in the cloud, according to a global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute.

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Business Email Compromise Attacks Spike 269%

October 11, 2019 Published in: Phishing, malware, News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Business email compromise (BEC) ramped up 269% from last quarter to this quarter, according to Mimecast's latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). This quarter showed a massive spike in emails containing dangerous file types, malware attachments, and spam in target inboxes.The quarterly[...]

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64% of IT Decision Makers Have Reported a Breach in Their ERP Systems in the Past 24 Months

October 7, 2019 Published in: News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

ERP applications are ‘critical’ to business operations, according to the IDC survey of 430 IT decision makers.Sixty-four percent of the 191 decision makers surveyed whose organizations rely on SAP or Oracle E-Business Suite confirmed that their deployments have had an ERP-related breach in the[...]

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McAfee’s Unified Cloud Edge Vision Enables Orgs to Secure People, Devices and Data in the cloud

October 7, 2019 Published in: News , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, introduced Unified Cloud Edge, an industry first initiative, to address the security concerns of the cloud by converging the capabilities of its award-winning McAfee MVISION Cloud, McAfee Web Gateway, and McAfee Data Loss Prevention[...]

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NS1 Raises $33M to Accelerate Penetration into Edge Computing, Service Delivery, and IoT

October 4, 2019 Published in: Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber-attack, Cybersecurity, DNS, Domain Name System , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

NS1, a leader in next generation DNS and application traffic management solutions, announced it has raised a $33 million Series C venture round.The round was led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Cisco Investments and existing investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners,[...]

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Cyber Risks are the Top Concern Among Businesses of all Sizes

October 4, 2019 Published in: Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber-attack, Cybersecurity, Ddos, Distributed Denial of Service, malware , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Cyber risks are the top concern among businesses of all sizes for the first time since the Travelers Companies’ survey began in 2014.Of the 1,200 business leaders who participated in the survey, 55% said they worry some or a great deal about cyber risks, ahead of medical cost inflation (54%),[...]

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Key Ecommerce Performance Metrics That Influence Conversions

October 3, 2019 Published in: Website performance, Website Speed, Business, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, eCommerce , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

In the last post we've discussed non-technical and technical elements that influence your website's performance, and, in turn, user-experience and revenue.

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Web Attacks Focus on SQL Injection, Malware on Credentials

September 30, 2019 Published in: Cyber-attack, Cybersecurity, Denial-of-service attack, Internet, malware , Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Attackers continued to stick to a well-known playbook for the second quarter of 2019, focusing on attacking websites using SQL injection attacks and stealing passwords and credentials via malware and phishing attacks, according to the latest quarterly threat report from security firm WatchGuard.

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