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The Pretenders: Hackers target companies, posing as CEOs and other C-level Executives

The Pretenders: Hackers target companies, posing as CEOs and other C-level Executives

By John Coletti, Chief Underwriting Officer, Cyber & Technology- North America, AXA XL In 2017, online digital publications announced the latest threat to consumer safety: hackers using vulnerabilities inside WhatsApp to spread malicious code via files sent using the app. In March 2019, a security researcher announced that a bug in Facebook Messenger gave hackers

Scammers Using Fake TikTok Profiles to Trick Unsuspecting TikTok Users to Sign Up For Adult Dating Websites

By Satnam Narang,  Senior Research Engineer, Security Response at Tenable   TikTok, social media video app popular among teens, has quickly gained 88.6 million new Indian users in the first quarter of 2019 alone. As with any new and popular platform that launches in the market, scammers would always try their luck to manipulate it for personal gains and

Cloud Hosted Services: Some security considerations

By Nikhil Taneja Managing Director-India, SAARC & Middle East, Radware A multi-cloud approach enables organizations to move application services to various public cloud providers depending on the desired service level and price points. Most organizations will use multiple cloud providers; some in addition to their private cloud and on premise deployments. Multi-cloud subsumes and is

Tenable’s Data Science Innovations Accelerate Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation

Tenable has announced new Predictive Prioritization capabilities within and, for vulnerability management in the cloud and on-premises, that accelerate the discovery, prioritization and remediation of vulnerabilities before they are published in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Depending on the issuing software vendor, a significant lag may exist between when a vulnerability is publicly

Be Wary of WhatsApp Messages Offering 1000GB of Free Data

By Gary Davis Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, McAfee Global messaging giant WhatsApp turned 10 years old this year. It’s not unusual for companies to provide loyal customers or members with gifts to show their appreciation during these milestones. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this as a ploy to carry out their malicious schemes. According to Forbes,

C-suit survey shows executives rank customer loss, brand reputation & revenue lost as top 3 impacts on organisation

By Nikhil Taneja Managing Director-India, SAARC & Middle East, Radware Also Turning Infosec into a Competitive Advantage Companies are more connected to their customers now than ever before. After spending billions to digitally transform themselves, organizations have exponentially increased the number of touchpoints as well as the frequency of communication they have with their customer

Autonomous technologies: an uncertain and evolving risk landscape

By Mukadder Erdoenmez, Head International Casualty, Europe, AXA XL Propelled by massive investments and impressive technological advances, autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming more numerous and capable, and appear in a wider variety of settings. Today, mobile autonomy applications include semi-autonomous to fully self-driving cars, taxis, buses and trucks operating on public roads; shuttle vans moving

Budget 2019: Reaction by Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India

“We welcome the Government of India’s Union Budget 2019 that promises an all-round and inclusive growth of the country. The reforms presented in the Budget 2019 reiterate government’s commitment to foster a friendly environment for small businesses, women-owned MSMEs and startups. While steps like exemption of scrutiny on angel taxes, e-verification of taxation and dedicated