Information costs businesses worldwide US$1.1 trillion annually, according to Symantec Corp’s 2012 State of Information Survey, its first-ever such survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property and to financial transactions, organizations possess massive amounts of information that not only enables them to be competitive and efficient, but also stay in business.
IT security and data protection company Sophos announced audited results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, which include billings that grew 17% from the previous year to US$402.9 million.
The June 2012 Symantec Intelligence Report shows that 36% of all targeted attacks (58 per day) in the last six months were directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, compared with 18% at the end of December 2011.
A survey of American and European consumers found poor levels of security amongst Macintosh, smartphone and tablet users – in fact, only half of those who own Apple laptops install security software on their MacBooks.
A recent Symantec survey on corporate Instant Messaging use found that IM poses significant risk to organizations -- approximately 60% of respondents use IM to communicate with contacts outside the organization and 43% use it to share content not related to work. A further 29% reported using IM to send information they would not want their boss to know about.
Kaspersky Lab has extended its partnership agreement with D-Link to combine the latter’s combining NetDefend series of UTM Firewalls with Kaspersky’s endpoint security suite to provide customers with multi-layered protection.
It reads like the plot of a high-tech thriller, a mash-up of John LeCarre and William Gibson: A Western government develops a computer virus targeted at the key systems of an enemy state. The malware gets loose and wreaks havoc in the wild. The world comes to halt.
Trend Micro Inc said it has seen Android-based smartphones suffer from increasing cybercriminal attacks and more enterprises exposed to malicious IT threats due to the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.
Sophos has rolled out new Complete Security Suites that offer its partners the tools they need to help their clients address the evolving security challenges IT departments are facing due the consumerization of IT, the rise of advanced persistent threats, and an increase in malware.
Asia has for the past few years led the world in Internet and mobile growth penetration and will continue to do so in the next decade. But the potential intervention of governments and their actions could derail the region’s Internet economy growth, warns a former high-ranking US policy official.