Two-thirds of web applications tested by security consultants at Context Information Security in 2011 were found to be at risk from cross-site scripting, the consultancy firm announced today. On top of that, nearly one in five web applications risked attacks by experienced SQL injections.
Internet and mobile security software distributor AVG has released it's latest Community Powered Threat Report which provides insight, background and analysis on the trends and developments in cybercrime over the previous 3 months. The Q4 2011 report includes the risks of QR codes, stolen digital certificates bypassing security on mobile phones and the persistence of rootkits.
Customers of Westpac, St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne now have access to a one-year free subscription to Bitdefender’s Internet Security 2012, thanks to a partnership between the Westpac Group and the information security company.
Check Point Software Technologies’ security gateways are available through Amazon Web Services. Organisations can apply the same level of security and control to their public cloud network as they have to their traditional networks, extending their security to the cloud with over 30 software blade protections, including firewall, IPS, virtual private network (VPN), application control, URL filtering, mobile access and data loss prevention (DLP).
Grace Christian School has deployed a web filtering and anonymous proxy prevention solution, providing its students and staff with a safer and more secure IT environment.
The Mini Unified Threat Management (UTM) system is a network security solution that delivers a suite of advanced features such as a firewall, web content filtering, email filtering, intrusion prevention, voice over IP support, Wi-Fi hotspot, gateway antivirus, antispam and antispyware.
The Sentinel HASP HL MaxMicro licensing dongle is now available. With a 15.6 x 19.1 mm footprint, a quarter of the size of the traditional Sentinel HASP key, it offers the same level of protection of intellectual property (from piracy, theft or reverse engineering) and enforcement of licensing models (including perpetual, feature-based, pay-per-use, time-based and custom).
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are likely to last longer than usual during the upcoming holiday season, particularly against companies with e-commerce presences.
SecureSphere for SharePoint is a data security solution to protect sensitive data stored in Microsoft SharePoint.
Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new Anti-Bot Software Blade that protects against bots and APTs (advance persistent threats) and delivers high traffic performance of up to 40 Gbps.
IT departments are being urged to make use of new technologies like social media, mobility, virtualisation and the cloud. Each of these carries new security risks and IT departments must learn new tactics to successfully secure them, as Merri Mack explains.
Cloud computing is often treated as something of a black box: you put data into it, some magic goes on, and processed data comes out. But even though someone else is taking care of the heavy lifting, securing your data as it goes into the cloud is still your responsibility. So says Vince Lee, Regional Manager, Australia & New Zealand, SafeNet.
Firewalls and UTMs with Application Control from WatchGuard now include protective supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) signatures.