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The Cyber ​​Resilience Act comes into force
The Cyber ​​Resilience Act comes into force

In March 2024, the European Parliament passed the Cyber ​​Resilience Act. The final version will be published in the next few weeks and marks the start of the transition period. “Companies should promptly examine to what extent the requirements of the Cyber ​​Resilience Act affect their own products and how comprehensive compliance can be ensured as quickly as possible. This requires adjustments to our own production and development processes, which are now more tangible based on the latest iterations,” says cybersecurity expert Jan Wendenburg, Managing Director of Onekey. The Düsseldorf-based company has applied for a patent for a solution that…

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Efficient attack tools: How hackers use AI LLMs for their own purposes

The use of AI can automate routine tasks, make processes more efficient and increase productivity. This applies to the legal economy as well as, unfortunately, to organized cybercrime. Large Language Models (LLM) in particular are used by criminal actors - less as visionary all-rounder technologies, but rather as efficient tools for improving standard attacks. Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT have been in the public eye since the end of 2022. This raises the question of what effects they have on cybersecurity if hackers misuse them to create malicious content. When using LLMs…

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How to achieve NIS2 compliance
How to achieve NIS2 compliance

By October 17, 2024, the new EU directives on network and information security (NIS2) must be implemented by all member states through local legislation. The EU sets a penalty limit of up to 10 million euros or 2 percent of global annual turnover. Germany could decide on even stricter requirements and higher penalties. In addition, company management can be held personally liable for violations. Today, companies of all sizes and industries are constantly attacked by cyber criminals. To date, there has been no generally applicable directive in the EU for protective measures. The first NIS version only affected a few companies and...

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New protection solution for small and home office businesses
New protection solution for small and home office businesses - Image by Joshua Woroniecki on Pixabay

The European security manufacturer ESET has released its new product package ESET Small Business Security (ESBS). This is intended to specifically serve the cybersecurity needs of small and home office companies that want to protect their own and customer data. The comprehensive security solution offers seamless, easy-to-use protection and numerous features that organizations need in everyday business, including a password manager and an unlimited VPN service. The ESBS solution package is available now. Features for comprehensive security ESBS guarantees reliable security even on weaker hardware and ensures efficient protection that is easy to manage and is compatible with all major operating systems, including...

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Email protection: Behavior-based AI prevents incorrect data sending
Email protection: Behavior-based AI prevents incorrect data sending - Pixabay Image Gerhard Altmann

What happens if an employee sends the wrong information via email? The new AI-powered solution Adaptive Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP) prevents such errors before they cost a company dearly. With the help of this Adaptive Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, accidental and intentional data losses via email can be automatically detected and prevented before they cost companies dearly. Combining Proofpoint's technology and threat and data loss intelligence with Tessian's AI-powered behavioral threat detection provides organizations with the most comprehensive protection against workforce risks. AI…

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Detect threats with Purple AI
Detect threats with Purple AI

A year ago, a company introduced the first cybersecurity platform based on generative AI. Now the company is announcing the general availability of Purple AI. The product is primarily aimed at unlocking the full potential of security teams. The new solution saves both time and money by radically simplifying and accelerating threat tracking, investigation and response. Purple AI test subjects report up to 80 percent speedup in threat tracking. Innovative companies are already using this technology to empower their security teams and get ahead of emerging threats.

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Danger for industry: One in six industrial PCs attacked
Danger for industry: One in six industrial PCs attacked - Image by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

Industrial companies in Germany are still in the attackers' sights. This is also shown by an analysis by Kaspersky: more and more PCs used in industry are affected by cyber threats and have had to fend off attacks. Every sixth device was affected. In 2023, Kaspersky's ICS security solutions blocked malicious objects on 18,3 percent of industrial computers in Germany; this corresponds to a slight increase compared to the previous year (15,1 percent). The majority of threats were denylisted Internet resources (5,8 percent), malicious scripts and phishing sites (6,1 percent), and malicious documents (1,5 percent). It went…

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ThreatDown Security Advisor gains AI capabilities
ThreatDown Security Advisor gets AI capabilities - Image by Techmanic on Pixabay

Better security management for resource-constrained IT teams: The new AI-powered search functionality in Malwarebytes' Security Advisor helps IT and IT security teams identify risks, automatically implement updates, and other processes to improve system security. The Security Advisor feature included in Malwarebytes' ThreatDown platform is enhanced with powerful AI capabilities. Using generative AI, Security Advisor allows users to search for information using simple natural language queries, receive recommendations to optimize system security, implement automatic updates, and more. This allows users to identify potential threats even more effectively than before,…

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NIS2 from September 2024: PKI and certificate management
NIS2 from September 2024: PKI and certificate management - Image by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

Cybersecurity and the EU Network and Information Systems Directive NIS2 provides a crucial framework for strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure and other essential organizations and services. The laws will apply from September 2024. As organizations prepare to implement NIS2 by September 2024, it is clear that the guidelines represent an evolution of the challenges and lessons learned from NIS1. The cooperation between Member States, the expansion of the scope to a wider range of organizations and the focus on a balanced enforcement strategy – similar to the GDPR – demonstrate the commitment within…

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Report: Ransomware is increasingly targeting the IT and construction industries
Report: Ransomware is increasingly targeting the IT and construction industries - Image by Panumas Nikhomkhai on Pixabay

The ransomware groups particularly target the IT and construction industries. This is shown by the new Threat Intelligence Report, which has compiled information from around 600.000 endpoints. According to the report, the IT and construction industries account for almost 50 percent of all ransomware attacks. The expert for Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) Ontinue has published its first threat intelligence report. The report provides, among other things, a comprehensive insight into the current threat situation in cyberspace and shows which hacker attacks particularly often hit different industries. A central finding of the report: The IT and construction industry…

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