2020 Seen A Spike In Web Threats In Malaysia Amidst WFH And Home-Based Learning
Feb25

2020 Seen A Spike In Web Threats In Malaysia Amidst WFH And Home-Based Learning

 25 February 2021 (MY) – A Malaysia online job survey reported that 67% of the companies required their staff to work from home (WFH) amidst the continuing pandemic situation. Another survey reported that 69% employees want WFH to continue after Movement Control Order (MCO), with 56% of business owners supporting that. Amidst more Malaysians conducting work tasks inside the comfort of their homes, Kaspersky Security Network...

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All Work And No Play? IT Security Employees Spend Six Hours Of Working Week On Hobbies
Feb24

All Work And No Play? IT Security Employees Spend Six Hours Of Working Week On Hobbies

 24 February 2021 (MY) – As much as 85% of IT Security staff engage in leisure activities during working hours. Typically, these hobbies account for six hours a week, which is an hour more than staff across the company overall. A reason for these breaks may be to find a distraction from high workloads, which was also cited as the most common reason to leave a cybersecurity job. These are findings extracted from a new...

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Cybersecurity Plays A Crucial Role In Malaysian Smes’ Road To Recovery
Feb23

Cybersecurity Plays A Crucial Role In Malaysian Smes’ Road To Recovery

 23 February 2021 (MY) – Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia was keen on pushing SMEs to be digitally-enabled and technologically equipped to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world, and was set to achieve these goals by the year 2022. According to SME Corp, digitalisation was to come, given that all SME will shift to cashless payment. Fast forward to now, 5,634 applications from SMEs have been received for the...

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More Than 5-In-10 Organisations In SEA Still Use Outdated, Unpatched Software
Feb19

More Than 5-In-10 Organisations In SEA Still Use Outdated, Unpatched Software

 19 February 2021 (MY) – While vulnerabilities are inevitable in any software, regular patching and updates can minimize the risk of exploitation. That’s why users are always advised to install the latest software versions as soon as they are available, even if these updates can sometimes be difficult or a time-consuming task for organizations. However, a fresh study from Kaspersky revealed more than half (54%) of...

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A Kazual Sunburst – The Missing Link: Experts Connect Solarwinds Attack With Kazuar Backdoor
Feb06

A Kazual Sunburst – The Missing Link: Experts Connect Solarwinds Attack With Kazuar Backdoor

 6 February 2021 (MY) – On December 13, 2020, FireEye, Microsoft and SolarWinds announced the discovery of a large, sophisticated supply chain attack that deployed a new, previously unknown malware “Sunburst” used against SolarWinds’ Orion IT customers. Kaspersky’s experts found various specific code similarities between Sunburst and known versions of Kazuar backdoors – the type of malware that provides remote access to a...

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Finastra names Hack to the Future winners
Feb05

Finastra names Hack to the Future winners

 5 February 2021 (MY) – Finastra has named the winners of its annual hackathon: Hack to the Future. The virtual event saw hundreds of ideas, proof of concepts (POCs) and apps submitted, from across the world, around the themes of reducing systemic inequality, hacking through COVID-19 and embracing technology-enabled change. ​ Shortlisted teams presented their ideas to a panel of expert judges from banks, fintechs,...

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Kaspersky Builds Momentum In Asia-Pacific With Appointment Of New Managing Director
Feb05

Kaspersky Builds Momentum In Asia-Pacific With Appointment Of New Managing Director

 5 February 2021 (MY) – Kaspersky has announced the appointment of Chris Connell as Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Chris will spearhead the global cybersecurity company’s APAC business expansion efforts in addition to continuing his role as the Deputy Vice President of Global Sales for the company. Originally from the United Kingdom, he is set to be based in Kaspersky’s regional office in Singapore....

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Oops!: Nearly 2-In-10 In Sea Share News On Social Media Before Verifying If It’s True
Feb04

Oops!: Nearly 2-In-10 In Sea Share News On Social Media Before Verifying If It’s True

 4 February 2021 (MY) – News consumption from mainstream media and online sources have received a huge uptick globally, including countries in Southeast Asia (SEA), with the public forced to stay at home last year. It is also notable that online citizens from the region consume most of their news through social media. This is proven by a recent Kaspersky research which revealed that majority (76%) of users in SEA get their...

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Kaspersky And Waterfall Ensure Solution Compatibility To Improve OT Network Protection
Jan27

Kaspersky And Waterfall Ensure Solution Compatibility To Improve OT Network Protection

 27 January 2021 (MY) – Industrial enterprises need to meet emerging cybersecurity challenges that come with operational technology (OT) network digitalization. As such, 55% of organizations are now confident that the Internet of Things will change the state of security in industrial control systems (ICS). Amid this need, products such as those offered by both Kaspersky and Waterfall are now presented as a timely and...

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NTT offers Cyber Threat Sensor to clients in wake of SolarWinds attacks
Jan20

NTT offers Cyber Threat Sensor to clients in wake of SolarWinds attacks

 20 January 2021 (MY) – NTT Ltd. has announced it is offering qualified clients a free-of-charge specialized sensor capability*. This will enable enterprises and public sector agencies to make an initial determination of their risk and potential means to mitigate attacks related to the recent SolarWinds incidents. In December 2020, a supply chain attack through SolarWinds’ commonly-used network management software allowed...

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