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Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
Cyber criminals target education sector as remote learning increases
“Unfortunately, until all students are back in the classroom full-time, educational institutions will continue to be a popular target for criminals."
Financial account takeovers on the rise - Kaspersky
Every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry during 2020 was an account takeover.
Kaspersky steps in to protect automotive industry from cyber threats
The company’s TI report, previously available for a selected range of customers, is able to provide car manufacturers with in-depth analysis of industry-specific security threats.
Remote work: The new home for gender equality in tech
“We as an industry must build on this momentum, extract the positives from the past year’s transition to flexible working, and be a catalyst for wider social change as a result.”
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
"Nothing is truly free, and, unfortunately, the current business model for free services means that, essentially, we pay with our data."
Kaspersky discovers COVID-19 research related cyber threats
Kaspersky researchers have identified two APT incidents that targeted entities related to COVID-19 research - a Ministry of Health body and a pharmaceutical company.
2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Kaspersky detected more trojans, backdoors and worms than last year, representing an overall 5.2% increase in detected malicious files year-on-year.
APAC consumers say firms' social media reputation matters
If a crisis unfolded, 38% would stop using an organisation’s products if they were caught up in a crisis that spilled online.
Gamers targeted as identity theft, bullying and cheating increases online
More than a tenth of gamers have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn globally, according to new research.
Kaspersky ICS CERT joins FIRST global threat intelligence forum
FIRST was founded in 1990, and its members come from 95 countries across Oceania, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
Kaspersky unveils two major update to its Transparency Initiative
The company has announced the opening of a new Transparency Center, as well as the ompletion of a widespread transferal of data storage and processing activities to Switzerland.
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.
How has COVID-19 transformed our perception of work?
Almost three quarters (74%) of people never want to return to pre-COVID-19, traditional work paradigms, putting more pressure on employees to adequately support and secure changing workplace environments.
More than just malware, ransomware 2.0 hits businesses hard
Cyber criminals are shifting their focus from encrypting data to publishing confidential information online, according to new findings from Kaspersky researchers.
Kaspersky identifies new banking malware targeting mobile users
"We recommend that financial institutions watch these threats closely, while improving their authentication processes, boosting anti-fraud technology and threat intelligence data, and trying to understand and mitigate all risks of this new mobile RAT family.”
Kaspersky brings threat intelligence to greater number of organisations
To make threat research available to a wider number of organisations, Kaspersky continues to develop new functions for its Threat Intelligence Portal.
Criminals scale back DDoS attacks after 'abnormal' spike in Q2
The Q2 spike seems to have been short-lived as DDoS activity returns to ‘normal’ levels over Q3, with 73% fewer attacks than seen in the previous quarter.
New project development inhibited by cybersecurity, Kaspersky research states
"There are still some practical steps that can be taken to make sure that an emerging technology or a product reaches its launch. Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be another corporate barrier, but it should be on an integral part of the project all long."
Businesses are trying to remain afloat, but continue to invest in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity remains an investment priority for SMBs and enterprises despite overall IT budget cuts, according to a new report from Kaspersky titled Investment Adjustment: Aligning IT Budgets with Changing Security Priorities.
SMBs in SEA region threatened by vastly increasing rates of cryptomining
According to Kaspersky's latest report, the global cybersecurity company has detected 1,726,799 mining attempts in the first half of this year targeting SMBs in SEA.
Kaspersky finds red tape biggest barrier against cybersecurity initiatives
The most common obstacles that inhibit or delay the implementation of industrial cybersecurity projects include the inability to stop production (34%), and bureaucratic steps, such as a lengthy approval process (31%) and having too many decision-makers (23%).
Remote staff overestimating knowledge of cybersecurity basics
‘Unconscious incompetence’ is one of the most difficult issues to identify and solve with security awareness training.