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Sophos warns vs rise in cybersecurity threats

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo Reporter CYBERSECURITY company Sophos Group Plc has warned against increasing cybersecurity threats. “The global threat landscape would be very similar to the Philippines, with ransomware, zero-day attacks,” Sumit Bansal, managing director, ASEAN and Korea at Sophos said in a media roundtable discussion. Mr. Bansal added that phishing is on the […] The post Sophos warns vs rise in cybersecurity threats appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineDec 13th, 2017

Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise

  Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano has expressed concern over the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) approval of China's request to conduct a marine scientific research in Benham Rise.   In a statement late Thursday, Alejano revealed that he has received information that the DFA granted the request of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) for a marine scientific research (MSR) in Philippine waters.   "As a requirement, they will be joined by the University of the Philippines -- Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI). The project's area will cover Eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise is located, and Eastern Mindanao," he said.   ...Keep on reading: Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

PNP to deploy snipers for Black Nazarene

The Philippine National Police will position some of its snipers in high-rise structures to scan for threats to the Black Nazarene feast on January 9. "This year, we will be deploying sa [in] high-rise buildings. We will also be deploying drones in all segments," National Capital Region Police Office chief Police Director Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing Friday. One company or about a hundred troops from the Special Action Force composed of snipers, EOD, and SWAT teams will be deployed from the evening of January 8 to the early morning of January 10. A total of 5,613 police forces and augmentation from the military will be sent out to secure the largest gathering of ...Keep on reading: PNP to deploy snipers for Black Nazarene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Cyber threats, fake news expected to rise in 2018

MANILA, Philippines — New cyber threats, including the prevalence of fake news, are expected to arise in 2018 as the world becomes more interconnected and di.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse - Inquirer.net

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse - Inquirer.net

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse

  A Catholic priest warned on Saturday of the rise in killings and violence in the country following the collapse of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), and the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the anti-illegal drug campaign. "The spiral of violence is going to escalate especially that the peace process has stopped at saka ibinalik na naman sa---it's not only PDEA [Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency]---balik na naman sa (the anti-illegal drug campaign was returned to the) PNP," Fr. Amado Picardal, outgoing executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Basic Ecclesial Communities, told INQ...Keep on reading: Priest warns of rise in violence as PNP returns to drug war, peace talks collapse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns abou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi - Rappler

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines – Peacebuilding organization International Alert Philippines on Wednesday, November 29, warned about two looming problems related to identity that may erupt in Marawi City in the next few ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Fortigate 600d earns 99.7% rating for security effectiveness

FORTINET® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced the results of the latest NSS Labs Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System group test report.  The testing revealed that Fortinet’s FortiGate 600D earned a 99.7% rating for Security Effectiveness, the lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Protected Mbps in the Security Value Map and received NSS Labs’ coveted ‘Recommended’ rating. NSS Lab’s NGIPS report is the industry’s most comprehensive test of security effectiveness for Intrusion Prevention Systems offered today and helps security customers select the best solutions based on real-world performance. The FortiGate 600D IPS achieved a security effectiveness score of 99.7%, blocking 100% of live attacks used in active threat campaigns and stopping 99.45% of attacks from NSS Labs’ entire exploit library.  The FortiGate 600D was one of only four vendors capable of thwarting 100% of the evasion techniques used in NSS Labs testing. “Today’s newly discovered vulnerabilities are being exploited at machine speeds that are outpacing the capability of IT teams to patch. This is increasing the urgency for many enterprises to integrate effective IPS capabilities with their overall security architecture. The latest NSS Labs results reinforce a decade of Fortinet IPS technology leadership, providing devices that scale from 150 Mbps up to 120 Gbps to help organizations of all sizes close gaps in their attack surface,” said John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet. Intrusion Prevention is Critical  but Not All Systems Are Equal Recent attacks like WannaCry and Petya have highlighted how quickly unpatched vulnerabilities can be exploited on a global scale. The ever-increasing number of operating systems, applications and new devices running on networks challenges even the most diligent IT teams trying to keep up with the latest updates. IPS solutions can provide protection from these newly disclosed vulnerabilities and advanced evasion techniques, providing enterprises with the critical time needed to test and push new patches to their various systems, but not all solutions are created equal. This is why Fortinet consistently invests in extensive third-party testing and validation of its solutions. Working with organizations like NSS Labs provides customers with the data needed to select the most effective security solutions to defend their businesses and ensures that Fortinet continues to deliver the most effective and highest performing cybersecurity to meet their needs.  Dedicated NGIPS Protection with Superior Security Fabric Integration As an extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS meets all the requirements of a standalone next-generation solution by combining a high-speed, effective IPS engine with evasion techniques, context and reputation awareness, extensive application and user control capabilities, advanced threat detection, and a performance-optimized platform. FortiGate IPS functionality leverages the Fortinet Security Fabric and FortiOS to deliver real-time updates that continuously defend against the latest threats and zero-day attacks emerging across the threat landscape. Powered by purpose-built hardware and Fortinet Security Processing Units (SPUs), FortiGate IPS provides leading in-line protection with performance that won’t slow down enterprise networks.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Massive data breach has cost Equifax nearly $90 million

SAN FRANCISCO -- A massive security breach that hit Equifax has cost the US credit bureau nearly $90 million so far, a figure that is set to rise further, its chief financial officer saidon Thursday. The company, which gathers data on consumers to help lenders determine borrowers' creditworthiness, revealed in September that hackers had stolen the personal details, including names, dates of birth and social security numbers, of nearly 146 million people. In the third quarter, "we incurred a one-time charge related to the cybersecurity incident of $87.5 million," John Gamble said during a conference call on quarterly results. Equifax is forecasting between $60 and $75 million in spen...Keep on reading: Massive data breach has cost Equifax nearly $90 million.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

IMF warns of risks to economic growth

Risks to the Philippine economic growth outlook are tilted to the downside and the country is well-equipped to respond should threats materialize, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said “Risks to the outlook … stem mainly from external sources,” the IMF said in a statement on Tuesday regarding last month’s Article IV consultations. The IMF projected [...] The post IMF warns of risks to economic growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

No serious cybersecurity threat against PH banks

Philippine banks remain relatively safe from serious cybersecurity threats but monetary authorities aren’t letting up on efforts to improve industry vigilance, the chief of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. “We are not seeing or we are not in the seat of serious [attacks],” central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. told reporters. “[E]very day [...] The post No serious cybersecurity threat against PH banks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2017

Terror, insurgency threats remain, Duterte warns

CLARK, Pampanga: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged government forces not to let their guard down because the threats of terrorism and insurgency remain, a view shared by an official of the Asian Development Bank. “I enjoin our troops to continue performing their duties well, especially as martial law remains in effect in Mindanao, and [...] The post Terror, insurgency threats remain, Duterte warns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2017

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid destabilization threats | SunStar - Sun.Star

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid destabilization threats | SunStar - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the rise

Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2017

Cyber threats to rise with Internet of Things

Cyber threats to rise with Internet of Things.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

Resurging cyber threats target countries around SCS — experts

SUNTEC CITY — Cybersecurity experts are monitoring the apparent resurgence of cyber threats targeting countries around the South China Sea, including the Phi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Police warns public of unverified intel reports on ISIS threats in PHL

Police warns public of unverified intel reports on ISIS threats in PHL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Moody's downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength

SHANGHAI/BEIJING -- Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017