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Check Point Software Announces Strategic Partnership With FinTech Scotland

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a foremost provider of cybersecurity solutions, has announced that it has become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland, an independent not-for-profit body jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government. Check Point solutions bring a practical boost to cybersecurity awareness and engagement with Scottish fintech firms. The collaboration will offer industry-leading security solutions and education and training resources to hel...

Check Point Software Technologies Becomes The Official Training Partner For (ISC)² Association

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announces that it has become an Official Training Partner for (ISC)², the pioneer and largest non-profit association of certified cyber-security professionals. The partnership will open the door for all cyber-security practitioners globally, with a focus on CISOs, to access (ISC)² professional certification training and exam preparation courses. Professionals can gain access to (ISC)² co...

Check Point Software Gears To Secure The ‘Next Normal’ With Their Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has released its cybersecurity predictions for 2021; detailing the key security challenges that organizations will face over the next year. Check Point states that the effects of the changes introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be a key focus for organizations’ IT and security teams. 81% of enterprises have adopted mass remote working for their employees, with 74% planning...

Check Point Announces The Launch Of Check Point R81 Cybersecurity Platform With Autonomous Threat Prevention

Check Point has introduced its next-generation unified cybersecurity platform, Check Point R81. The new platform is one of industry’s first to deliver autonomous threat prevention designed for the entire distributed enterprise, enabling IT staff to manage the most complex and dynamic network environments easily and efficiently. Enterprises have accelerated their digital transformation programs and changed IT priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased their cyber...

Check Point Research Reports That Trickbot And Emotet Trojans Are Driving Spike In Ransomware Attacks

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for October 2020. Researchers reported that the Trickbot and Emotet trojans continue to rank as the top two most prevalent malware in October, and that the trojans have been responsible for the sharp increase in ransomware attacks against hospitals and healthcare providers globally. File-encrypting rans...

Experts At Check Point Technologies Warns Consumers Of IPhone 12 Of The Potential Security Risks Of Using 5G And Carriers

As iPhone 12 shipments rollout, security experts at Check Point warn of the security risks in using 5G. Here’s how consumers can stay safe while using the new iPhone and other 5G carriers. Security experts at Check Point are warning of security risks around 5G as iPhone 12 begins to ship worldwide. What is 5G? And how does it work? 5G is the shorthand term that stands for the fifth generation of wireless cellular networks. Following previous wireless standards after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G net...

Check Point Research Reports Indicates Microsoft As The Most Imitated Brand For Phishing Attempts In Q3 2020

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its new Brand Phishing Report for Q3 2020. The report highlights the brands which were most frequently imitated by criminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during July, August and September. In Q3, Microsoft was the brand most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals, soar...

Check Point Researchers Unraveled A Surveillance Operation Run By Iran-Based Threat Actors Against Regime Dissidents

Security researchers at Check Point have unraveled a six-year, ongoing surveillance operation apparently run by Iran-based threat actors against regime dissidents. Going back as far as 2014, the attackers used multiple attack vectors to spy on their victims, including hijacking victims’ Telegram accounts, extracting two-factor authentication codes from SMS messages, recording a phone's audio surroundings, accessing KeePass password manager account information, and distributing malicious T...

Check Point Software Technologies Acquires Odo Security To Provide Secure Remote Access Solutions For Enterprises

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber security solutions globally, announces the acquisition of a new cloud-based technology that delivers secure remote access created by Odo Security. This technology will integrate with Check Point´s Infinity architecture, and become the easiest and most secure solution for enterprises need to enable employees´ secure remote access to any application. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven enterprise adoption of mass remote wor...

Check Point Research Publishes The Global Threat Index For August 2020

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, a provider of cyber security solutions globally, publishes its latest Global Threat Index for August 2020. Researchers found that the Qbot trojan, also known as Qakbot and Pinkslipbot, has entered the top ten malware index for the first time, ranking as the 10th most prevalent malware in August, while the Emotet trojan remains in 1st place for a second month, impacting 14% of organizations globally....

Check Point Research Highlights Global Increase In Cyber-Attacks Against Education And Research Institutions

Security researchers at Check Point have seen a global increase in cyber-attacks against education and research institutions, after conducting a research study on organizations in the USA, Europe and Asia regions. The USA saw the highest increase in education- and research-related attacks, according to Check Point researchers. In July and August 2020, the average number of weekly attacks per organization in the USA education sector increased by 30%, from 468 cyber-attacks to 608, when compared...

Check Point Identifies Security Flaws In Apache Guacamole, The Widely Popular Remote Working Gateway Software

Researchers at Check Point have identified security flaws in Apache Guacamole, one of the world’s most popular IT infrastructures for remote work. With over 10 million downloads, the free open-source software enables remote workers to access their company’s computer network from anywhere, by using only a web browser. Apache Guacamole software Apache Guacamole runs on many devices, including mobile phones and tablets, giving remote workers ‘constant, world-wide, unfettered acc...