Tag Archives: Security

04Feb/22

80% of Critical Infrastructure Organizations Experienced Ransomware Attacks Last Year

Claroty, the security company for cyber-physical systems (CPS) across industrial, healthcare, and enterprise environments, today released a new report, revealing that 80% of critical infrastructure organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, with an equal number reporting that their security budgets have risen since 2020. Titled “The Global State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2021: Resilience Amid Disruption,” the report is based on an independent global survey of 1,100 information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals who work in critical infrastructure sectors, exploring how they have dealt with the significant challenges in 2021, their levels of resiliency, and priorities moving forward. Continue reading

31Jan/22

Avast Q4/2021 Threat Report: Log4j opening doors for new attacks while ransomware and RAT attacks on decline

Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy released its Q4/2021 threat report today, revealing an immediate exploitation of the Log4j vulnerability by coinminers, RATs, botnets, ransomware, and APTs, in December putting CISO departments under pressure. Furthermore, Avast’s threat researchers observed the revival of the Emotet botnet, and a 40% rise in coinminers, posing risks for consumers and businesses alike. The Q4 findings likewise show an increase in adware, technical support scams on desktop, and subscription scams and spyware on Android devices, targeting consumers. At the same time, Avast saw less ransomware and remote access trojan (RAT) activity. Continue reading

21Jun/21

Increased and Evolving Threats Heighten the Demand for Port Security Solutions and Enhanced Safety Technology

The shipping industry is responsible for about 90% of global trade by volume. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis on the global maritime port security market finds that governments are prioritizing the safe and secure transportation of goods to ensure economic stability and growth. The sector is being driven by increased threats to port operations, terminal expansions and new ports, soaring traffic, and the acceleration of digital transformation. Continue reading

19Jan/21

Top 10 Security Industry Trends in 2021

HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In spite of a highly unusual 2020, the security industry’s constant transformation has not stopped. Several significant shifts in the use of technology are even accelerating – for example the increase of multi-perception technologies, the convergence of security systems, the popularity of artificial intelligence, and the rise of cloud solutions. Continue reading

13Nov/17

In China, facial recognition advances lets big brother watch ever more closely

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading

08Oct/17

World’s first smart police station opens in Dubai

China Central Television (CCTV) – The world’s first smart police station, which will provide around-the-clock services to the public without police officers on site, opened in Dubai recently. Continue reading

06Oct/17

Tech giants in Silicon Valley crack down on hate speech

China Central Television (CCTV) – Tech giants in Silicon Valley are cracking down on what they have deemed “hate speech”, but experts warned the dangers of stamping out voices not in line with that in the tech industry. Continue reading

16Sep/17

IoT gives Japan’s vending machines high-tech makeover

SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV) – Vending machines in Japan have become increasingly intelligent – thanks to new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), which allow people to enter a new world of smart and personalized shopping experiences.
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08Sep/17

Equifax breach impact will be felt ‘for months and months’ – cyber expert

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The impact of a security breach at Equifax Inc that may have compromised personal information for 143 million American consumers could be felt for a long time to come, cybersecurity expert Ryan Kalember told Reuters on Friday (September 8). Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax data breach exposes personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers

Nearly half of the United States has been impacted by a massive cyber security incident at one of the three largest credit agencies in the country. Continue reading