Category Archives: Security

16Sep/21

Google Ad Manager slips in Ad Security Second Quarter in a Row says latest report from Confiant

Cybersecurity Adtech pioneer Confiant, released its quarterly Malvertising & Ad Quality Index (MAQ) for Q2 2021. The MAQ index is Confiant’s investigation into the state of ad quality and security in the industry at large to compile the research Confiant analyzes a normalized sample of more than 156 billion ad impressions monitored from April 1 through June 30, 2021 representing more than 22,000 premium websites and apps. Continue reading

12Sep/21

53% of European companies blame cyberattacks on unknown assets

A new poll by MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with Palo Alto Networks, underscores the cybersecurity struggles countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa have with outdated software and tools. When the pandemic forced employers to support remote work, these infrastructure security shortfalls became all too apparent. Read more

13Aug/21

How Private Is My VPN?

VPNs promise privacy, but The Markup found their apps and websites full of trackers

By: Alfred Ng

For the last seven years, Shannon Morse has been making videos on security and privacy tips on YouTube. That includes reviews of Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs—software that encrypts your network traffic so that internet service providers or people on the same Wi-Fi network as you can’t spy on your activity.

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02May/21

Coalfire Launches Risk-Based Attack Surface Management Solution

With its recent acquisition of Neuralys, a cloud-based penetration testing management platform, today Coalfire launched its Attack Surface Management (ASM) solution to enhance the company’s growing offensive security portfolio. ASM complements the company’s 20-year risk management heritage by automating asset discovery, testing, remediation, and reporting across today’s expanding attack surfaces. Continue reading

23Apr/21

Use of Stalkerware and Spyware Apps Increase by 93% since Lockdown Began in the UK

Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, reveals there has been a 93% increase in the use of spyware and stalkerware apps1 in the UK since lockdown measures were first introduced. In the past year, Avast has protected over 4,585 users in the UK from apps capable of spying, and 165,049 users across the globe. Continue reading

12Apr/21

Blis launches playbook – Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal

Today, Blis, the pioneer of privacy-first location-powered advertising, announces the launch of its new playbook, ‘Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal’. This educational playbook complements the company’s global ‘It’s nothing personal’ ad campaign launching today, to create awareness about the need for a privacy-first approach. Continue reading

23Mar/21

Gale Debuts New Digital Archive Series on British Intelligence

Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together previously classified documents from The U.K. National Archives that offer new viewpoints on the machinery of British intelligence, decolonization and global policy and strategy, including important insight into international politics and diplomacy in the 20th century. Continue reading

16Mar/21

New SonicWall 2020 Research Shows Cyber Arms Race at Tipping Point

The pandemic’s work-from-home reality resulted in an unprecedented change for organizations as they fought to defend exponentially greater attack surfaces from cybercriminals armed with powerful cloud-based tools, cloud storage and endless targets. As working environments evolved, so did the methods of threat actors and other motivated perpetrators, as detailed in the latest 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. Continue reading

16Feb/21

Garry Kasparov at IMPROVATE Israel-UAE-Eastern Europe Cybersecurity spoke about Chess, Artificial intelligence, his role in the series The Queen’s Gambit

With the accelerated transition to remote work, cloud use, and the use of online payments, the number and cost of cyber-attacks on individuals, private companies and states has dramatically increased. The IMPROVATE Israel-UAE-Eastern Europe Cybersecurity Conference presented groundbreaking Israeli technologies in the field of cybersecurity, and also defense against circulation of fake news. 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