Network Administration

Infovista launches Precision Drive Testing™ to automate 5G testing

Cloud-native automation of testing routines integrates data from across 5G network lifecycle to increase speed and accuracy

Paris, France – April 12th, 2022 – Infovista, the global leader in network lifecycle automation (NLA), today announced Precision Drive Testing™ to bring a ML/AI data-driven approach and automation to network testing, significantly reducing the cost and time of 5G network testing. The patent-pending Precision Drive Testing leverages 5G network, service and customer data, and ML/AI techniques to increase the speed and accuracy of 5G testing process.

Bot myths and fallacies leave two-thirds of businesses at higher risk of malicious attacks

Manchester, UK—15th March 2022—Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialist, today announced results from a new report showing that most businesses do not fully understand the threat bots pose, leaving those organizations vulnerable to threats.

The report, The Bot Management Review: Separating Bot Fact from Fiction, surveyed 440 businesses across the travel, entertainment, eCommerce, financial services, and telecoms sectors in the US and the UK. The report found that while most businesses were aware that bots were an issue, many were confused about where attacks originate and what technologies and techniques were effective against bots.

Endpoint Malware and Ransomware Volume Exceeded 2020 Totals by End of Q3 2021

19 January 2022 – Endpoint malware and ransomware detections surpassed the total volume seen in 2020 by the end of Q3 2021, according to researchers at the WatchGuard Threat Lab. In its latest Internet Security Report, WatchGuard also highlights that a significant percentage of malware continues to arrive over encrypted connections. While zero-day malware increased by just 3% to 67.2% in Q3 2021, the percentage of malware that arrived via Transport Layer Security (TLS) jumped from 31.6% to 47%. WatchGuard’s data shows that many organizations are not decrypting these connections and therefore have poor visibility into the amount of malware hitting their networks.

WatchGuard Threat Lab Reports 91.5% of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

30 September 2021 – WatchGuard® Technologies today released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends and network security threats analyzed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers during Q2 2021. The report also includes new insights based on endpoint threat intelligence detected throughout the first half of 2021. Top findings from the research uncovered an astonishing 91.5% of malware arriving over HTTPS-encrypted connections, alarming surges across fileless malware threats, dramatic growth in ransomware, a big increase in network attacks, and much more.

Why Your Business's Cybersecurity Shouldn't Be on the Back Burner This Quarter

You may have a long history of deciding that cybersecurity is not a priority for your business. That approach may have worked for you so far, but it’s increasingly risky. Here are some compelling reasons to invest time and money into improving your IT security measures this quarter. 

73% of organizations suffered data breaches caused by phishing in the last year

London, UK – 3rd August 2021 – Egress’ 2021 Insider Data Breach Survey has revealed that almost three-quarters (73%) of organizations have suffered data breaches caused by phishing attacks in the last year. Remote work has increased the risk, with over half (53%) of IT leaders reporting an increase in incidents caused by phishing. The research also revealed concerns over future hybrid working, with 50% of IT leaders saying it will make it harder to prevent breaches caused by malicious email attacks.

The survey highlights the human cost of phishing – it found that in almost a quarter (23%) of organizations, employees who were hacked via a phishing email were fired or left voluntarily.

TM Forum Urges Collaboration as Open Digital Architecture Reaches Next Milestone

London, United Kingdom — TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, is issuing a call for telecoms software suppliers, service providers and systems integrators to join the next critical phase of its Open Digital Architecture (ODA) initiative focused on delivering cloud native software component specifications to deliver plug-and-play IT and networks.

Research: Half of businesses now have a policy on whether to pay out on ransomware

New research by Databarracks has revealed 54% of businesses now have a defined policy in place to deal with ransomware attacks – whether this means paying a ransom, relying on insurance policies or refusing to pay at all.

The findings are from Databarracks’ 2021 Data Health Check, launching today. Running since 2008, the annual report surveys over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on critical issues relating to cybersecurity, IT resilience, cloud and remote working.

When asked if their organization had a policy for paying out on ransomware attacks: