Cyber-security

Security threats: What to expect in 2013
As you round out your 2013 business and IT plans, cybercriminals are resolving to implement increasingly sophisticated threats targeting specific computer systems and organizations big and small. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd’s Rajlingam Sokalingam tells us what to expect.
63% of counterfeits infected with malware, claims Microsoft
Microsoft Corp has unveiled the results of a South-East Asia internal computer security study which found that 63% of counterfeit software DVDs and laptop computers with illegal copies of Windows and other software contained high-risk malware infections and viruses.
Scammers take to Instagram
The October Symantec Intelligence Report finds that scammers are taking advantage of Instagram’s popularity which has recently crossed the 100-million user mark. The scammers are approaching it from a variety of angles, in much the same way as they have on other social networks, Symantec said in a statement.  
Trend Micro offers extra protection for social media users
Trend Micro Inc has launched the Titanium 2013 family of security software, with extra personal data protection for social media users.
Big data powered network security from Sourcefire
Sourcefire has launched its latest FirePOWER appliance family in Malaysia, saying it can protect networks from sophisticated malware, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks.
F-Secure adds security layer for banking
F-Secure has released its Banking Protection feature in response to cybercriminals and their use of increasingly sophisticated financial malware.
Against DDoS attacks, an end-to-end approach needed
A resurgence of large scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has put the heat on organizations around the world to ensure they are protected against the possibility of attack. DNA speaks to Tata Communications' head of Managed Security Solutions Eric Hemmendinger for his take on the threat landscape.
Sophos rolls out security appliance for small businesses
Sophos has released a new unified threat management appliance and software package exclusively for small businesses, the Sophos UTM 100 appliance which comes with BasicGuard, offering network, email, web and wireless protection.  
Mobile matters and cyber espionage
For technology solutions provider Citrix Systems, the continued rise of mobile and cloud computing along with the bring your own device (BYOD) movement has translated to a sharpened focus on meeting the demands of clients dealing with a changed IT environment and workforce.
HITB: An eco-system of disruptions and dependencies
The recently-concluded Hack In The Box Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur (HITBSecConf2012) was the biggest ever, exceeding the 1,010-attendee target set by HITB, and had its share of historic moments too. DNA’s A. Asohan looks back.
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