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BT signs up Symantec to tackle SME cyber threats

BT has teamed up with Symantec to expand its security offering with a new solution for SMEs.

Called BT Device Protection, the service offers firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and ransomware protection for smartphones and PCs.

It features a range of Symantec capabilities including machine learning and real-time behaviour monitoring, alongside memory exploit mitigation, which protects against vulnerabilities in applications, and file reputation analysis, which determines the level of risk of a file.

The cloud-based service is available through the BT Business app store for £4.99 per month and is bundled free with BT’s premium broadband service.

Mark Hughes, CEO at BT Security, said SMEs are “just as vulnerable to cyber attacks as larger enterprises” and need more protection from cyber crime due to their importance to the UK economy.

Mike Fey, President and COO at Symantec, added: “Enterprises large and small are facing a perfect storm with a growing attack surface, intensifying

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Symantec’s 2018 security predictions

  • Cyber-criminals will focus on compromising coin-exchanges and users’ coin-wallets
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be used to conduct attacks

 

 

THIS past year, cyber-criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses.

In 2018, Symantec expects the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks. Gear up for a busy year ahead.

Incidents like the WannaCry attack, which impacted more than 200,000 computers worldwide in May, are just the warmup to a new year of more virulent malware and DDoS attacks.

Meanwhile, cyber-criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

The cyber-security landscape in 2018 is sure to surprise us in ways that we never imagined. As 2017 draws to a

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Symantec’s 2018 security predictions

  • Cyber-criminals will focus on compromising coin-exchanges and users’ coin-wallets
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be used to conduct attacks

 

 

THIS past year, cyber-criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses.

In 2018, Symantec expects the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks. Gear up for a busy year ahead.

Incidents like the WannaCry attack, which impacted more than 200,000 computers worldwide in May, are just the warmup to a new year of more virulent malware and DDoS attacks.

Meanwhile, cyber-criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

The cyber-security landscape in 2018 is sure to surprise us in ways that we never imagined. As 2017 draws to a

Read more at: https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/symantecs-2018-security-predictions

Symantec’s 2018 cyber security predictions for enterprises

Tarun Kaura, Director - Product Management, APJ, Symantec
Tarun Kaura, Director – Product Management, APJ, Symantec

Bangalore: This past year, cyber criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses.

In 2018, we expect the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks, says Tarun Kaura, Director – Product Management, APJ, Symantec.

Gear up for a busy year ahead. Incidents like the WannaCry attack, which impacted more than 200,000 computers worldwide in May, are just the warmup to a new year of more virulent malware and DDoS attacks. Meanwhile, cyber criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

The cybersecurity landscape in 2018

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Cyber crime peaked in 2017; Symantec responds with new Norton Coupons

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Recently several high-profile attacks made history. The Target hack, for example, left 70 million people with stolen credit card information. Seven million small businesses and 76 million households among J.P. Morgan clients had their data compromised.

According to the FBI, cybercrime ranks now as one of its top law enforcement activities. During the Obama administration, the president proposed a cybersecurity budget spending increase to $14 billion.

Here are some statistics that summarize the situation in the cybersecurity industry over the past year and the perspectives for the future:

A cyber attack puts everything at risk, explains Samir Kapuria, VP & GM of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services

The year 2017 witnessed a huge number of cyber attacks, which includes incidents of phishing, website intrusions and defacements as well as ransomware attacks. Samir Kapuria, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services, in conversation with Business Today’s Nidhi Singal talks about what is making these cyber attacks a common occurrence and what businesses can do to keep themselves safe.  

Q. How many cyber attacks have happened in 2017 so far and how many of them affected Indian computers? What is the number of PCs attacked by popular cyber attacks in India this year?  

A. As an increasing number of consumers, enterprises, and governments alike embraced digital in 2017, it opened equal number of avenues for cyber criminals. Globally, this year has seen an inordinate number of cyber security meltdowns across industries: from ransomware, to leaks of spy tools from US intelligence agencies, exposed voter records, several

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Security software specialist Symantec warns of AI-enabled cyber crimes

MUMBAI: Security software specialist Symantec expects artificial intelligence-enabled cyber attacks to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses in the coming years, leading to a fullfledged arms race between cyber criminals and security.

“We think attackers are leveraging automation in building their attacks for a long time,” said Brian Witten, senior director at Symantec research labs. “In that sense, it is only a matter of time they start leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) a lot more aggressively. It will be their AI against our AI and whoever builds the smartest AI will end up winning the arms race.”

Many cyber security firms are using recent advances in AI and machine learning (ML) to secure systems and data of their clients as attacks get more complex and sophisticated causing unprecedented levels of disruption.

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cyber crime: Security software specialist Symantec warns of AI …

MUMBAI: Security software specialist Symantec expects artificial intelligence-enabled cyber attacks to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses in the coming years, leading to a fullfledged arms race between cyber criminals and security.

“We think attackers are leveraging automation in building their attacks for a long time,” said Brian Witten, senior director at Symantec research labs. “In that sense, it is only a matter of time they start leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) a lot more aggressively. It will be their AI against our AI and whoever builds the smartest AI will end up winning the arms race.”

Many cyber security firms are using recent advances in AI and machine learning (ML) to secure systems and data of their clients as attacks get more complex and sophisticated causing unprecedented levels of disruption.

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/security-software-specialist-symantec-warns-of-ai-enabled-cyber-crimes/articleshow/61649215.cms

Airtel ties up with Symantec to offer cyber security solutions in India

Bharti Airtel has partnered with cyber security provider Symantec to protect Indian businesses from online threats. The telecom operator, which will be Symantec’s only cyber security service partner in India, will distribute its software in the country, PTI reported on Monday.

Airtel’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia Gopal Vittal said sophisticated cyber threats have become the new normal in today’s digitally connected world. These can disrupt business continuity, but “enterprises need to guard against these emerging threats”, he said, according to The Economic Times.

With more Indian companies taking up cloud applications and infrastructure, they require security custom-built for such an environment, which Airtel and Symantec can provide, the companies said. The partnership “leverages Airtel’s business-to-business reach and Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform”.

Symantec CEO Greg Clark said he saw great opportunity in India with the unprecedented levels of cyber crime and cyber

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Airtel ties up with Symantec for cyber security solutions

PTI | Aug 28, 2017, 01.43PM IST

The partnership leverages Airtel’s business to business reach and Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform… Read More

NEW DELHI: India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel today announced a partnership with Symantec Corp to provide cyber security solutions to businesses in India.

The strategic alliance comes amid a spike in cyber attacks over the past few months, including incidents like Petya and WannaCry that disrupted systems across the world.

Some of the biggest corporations, including Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft, Ukraine’s international airport, shipping firm AP Moller-Maersk, and advertising giant WPP had come under the cyberattack in June this year.

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