Top Cybersecurity News For 23rd April 2016

  1. Cyber Security Company SecureWorks Prices Year’s First Tech IPOFrom Fortune. The computer security company is the first tech IPO of 2016. Dell’s cybersecurity unit, SecureWorks, is finally going public in an important test of investor appetite for newly public tech companies amid a cooling market.

  2. Databases Remain Soft Underbelly Of CybersecurityFrom DarkReading. According to a new survey out by Osterman Research of some 200 enterprises, the top three database security issues among enterprises were tracking compromised credentials; the potential for the organization to experience a major data breach; and the inability of the organization to identify data breaches until it was too late to mitigate damage.

  3. DISA: ‘The gloves are off’ in the cyber fight. From FedScoop. The director of DoD’s IT networking agency said hackers are abandoning low profile, espionage-like activity in favor of more brute, albeit virtual, force. The enemy is “kicking in the doors. It’s loud and it’s fast. It’s snatch and grab. The gloves are off. They’re going after senior leaders at their offices and at home. It’s a different world,” Army Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, commander of the Joint Force Headquarters — Department of Defense Information Networks, said.

  4. South Africa losing billions each year to cyber-crimeFrom SABC. South Africa is losing more than R1 billion each year to cyber-crime. That’s according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC). It says cyber-crime has increased by almost 30% since 2013.
  5. India Still Lucrative Destination For Cyber CriminalsFrom Hindustan Times. Although India has seen a steady decrease in the amount of spam originating from its land, it continues to rank as the third top source of overall malicious activity, including malware, phishing hosts and bots, a new report from Symantec said on Thursday.

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