#Privacy: SIA Identifies 2020 Security Megatrends

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and forecasted the 2020 Security Megatrends, the top forces at play in security, expected to have far-reaching impacts on businesses across the industry. The selection of 2020’s Security Megatrends was based on fall 2019 focus groups and survey data gathered from top security industry business leaders, association leadership, key volunteers and […]

#Privacy: New fingerprint sensor tech showcased at Trustech 2019

NEXT Biometrics, a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, announces that it will present its latest product for the smart card industry from November 26 to 28 at stand E044 at Trustech event in Cannes, France. NEXT’s fingerprint sensor technology for dual interface (DI) smart cards is using a Secure Element from Infineon Technologies AG. Both companies had […]

#Privacy: New wave of AI market worth to hit $190bn in six years’ time

Artificial intelligence (AI) has an impact on our everyday lives; nearly every critical sector or industry relies on AI to perform specific tasks that are difficult for humans to complete. This technology is revolutionizing how everyday world works, which includes applications from streamlining operations to informing better decision making. By using this technology companies in […]

#Privacy: DeathRansom ransomware has begun to infect victims

Researchers have identified a surge of submissions related to the DeathRansom ransomware.  Previously, when it was first distributed, DeathRansom pretended to encrypt files and researchers discovered that they were able to remove the attached “.wctc” extension. However, as of recently, files are now actually becoming encrypted.  According to the ransomware identification site, ID Ransomware, since […]

#Privacy: Advanced network defences key to offsetting cyberattack risk

Threat diversification and sophistication has pushed the limits of IT security professionals in defending organizations of all sizes, across all verticals. The cybersecurity skills shortage has reached an all-time-high, with 53 percent of organizations agreeing they have suffered from this gap. In the wake of the skills drought, 91 percent of security professionals believe most organizations are […]

#Privacy: Over 100 nursing homes across the US struck by ransomware

Threat actors are demanding $14 million after infecting Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI) with the Ryuk ransomware. The Milwaukee-based company provides IT consulting, data storage, internet access and security services to roughly 110 nursing homes around the US. On November 17, threat actors had launched the Ryuk ransomware into the VCPI’s network system, subsequently  encrypting […]