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Announcements & appointments
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) Asia Pacific has promoted Jonathan Mackenzie – former Director of Digital Strategy at OMD International – to the newly created position of Regional Head, Social Media. In this regional role, Mackenzie will provide vision, focus and enhance Omnicom Media Group’s socia ...
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How to keep critical data safe in a world of BYOD
The 15-page "BYOD Survival Guide", published by Acronis this year, provides five tips for data security in the world of BYOD. Here‘s a summary for your convenience.
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APPIES 2013 will award the APPIES Gold to just five of the best
APPIES 2013 will host 35 of Asia’s marketing luminaries who will assess integrated marketing campaigns, grill the creators, moderate the stimulating sessions and finally, award the APPIES Gold to just five of the best.
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If cybercriminals have a business model, CISOs need one too!
According to Forrester’s 2012 report „Determine The Business Value of an Effective Security Program - Information Security Economics 101“, it is almost impossible for chief information security officers (CISOs) to meet all of the modern organization’s security demands. CISO are evaluated not ...
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Aspects of IT security
IT security is a necessary precondition for the operational use of information systems and informational self-determination. Unfortunately, the actual relevance of IT security is often only recognized when absent. Although the industry is continuously working hard to make the Internet more secure fo ...
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Increasing android malware points out cybercrime’s intricacy
According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, mobile is making inroads in digital ad spending throughout the world and mobile internet ad spending is growing in each and every region. Overall the company predicts that a greater share of all digital dollars will go towards mobile each year, claiming th ...
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Beware of free gifts and tricks to steal your Facebook data
There is no doubt that online spying and hacking are becoming a bigger problem each day. But especially Facebook accounts are threatened in a way users can not even imagine, as clicking on a simple link could lead to all the data getting stolen.
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Lumension Endpoint Security outperforms traditional antivirus according to industry test
In a recent test by the Tolly Group, an independent evaluation and certification provider for IT products and services, Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite (L.E.M.S.S.) outperformed traditional antivirus programs in both the system-level impact and amount of malware detected. L.E.M.S.S. ...
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Beware of royal baby spam!
Last month, all media channels reported on Kate and William waiting for the arrival of their firstborn child. Finally, the Prince of Cambridge was born last week and the security expert firm, Trend Micro, started to report about spam messages that made use of the hype and were sent out amazingly fas ...
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McAfee report warns of sms-stealing banking malware and data-stealing apps
Each quarter, the McAfee Lab team, consisting of 500 multidisciplinary researchers from 30 countries, is following threats in real time, identifying application vulnerabilities, analyzing and correlating risks, and enabling instant remediation to protect enterprises and the public. The wholly owned ...
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Bringing internet culture and the protection of privacy in line
Concerns about the safety of new services on the Internet are as much part of our virtual life as the carefree spread of personal data on social networks. Obviously, the tension between the need for openness on one hand, and security on the other hand, requires a new culture of privacy and trust in ...
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McAfee teaches online safety for kids to over 15,000 children in South East Asia
McAfee announced today that it has reached more than 100,000 youth, parents and teachers around the globe with its cyber education program. The McAfee Cares - Online Safety for Kids Program is a free school initiative that utilizes McAfee employees, partners and customers who volunteer to train scho ...
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BYOD puts data at risk - 60 % of companies are vulnerable, survey revealed
A brand new survey from Acronis and the Ponemon Institute reveals that a majority of companies are putting critical data at risk by not having secure bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in place. By ignoring simple security steps and employee BYOD education, companies are jeopardizing their confid ...
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Novell‘s protection suite provides security management, disk encryption and patch management for endpoints
BYOD, mobility, multiple screens, the cloud, file-sharing ... the endless possibilities of cyberspace in today’s technologically fragmented working environment is leaving CISOs with a ton of ever-changing challenges, and cybercriminals with too many opportunities.
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CMO Council contributes to development of future Asia-Pacific marketing leadership
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council’s Asia-Pacific branch has partnered with the Singapore Management University’s Marketing Club, called Smarketing, in organizing a marketing mentorship program for its marketing cohort. Over ten chief marketing officers from the region, with over 100 year ...
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Privacy by default considered by a number of data protection authorities
“Privacy by Default” is a software design concept that intends to prohibit the collection, display, or sharing of any personal data without explicit consent from the customer. More detailed definitions often include a requirement that privacy settings should be turned on by default to limit the ...
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Cyber-Ark global advanced threat landscape survey on sophisticated, targeted attacks and what to do about it
Cyber-Ark’s 2013 Global Advanced Threat Landscape survey was published in June this year and reflects the challenges that global organizations face in dealing with a significant increase in advanced targeted attacks. Here is a summary for your convenience.
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Privacy is a 2-way road
Privacy is the right to be left alone, or how would you describe it in a few words? It is the freedom to decide whether you want to communicate, what you want to communicate and with whom.
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Data privacy trends in Asia Pacific‘s highly fragmented legislative environment
Forrester‘s senior analyst, Masami Kashiwagi, has been researching data privacy laws in Asia Pacific (AP) and spoke to a wealth of different professionals across all kinds of industries, in order to understand the ever-evolving data privacy regulations and policies across 15 different jurisdiction ...
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Prolexic publishes media guide to counter DDoS cyberthreats
Prolexic just released its brand new "Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Media Guide", we‘d like to give you an overview of. According to Prolexic, DDoS attacks have become one of the most common and destructive forms of online hacking, and these malicious attempts to take down websites continue ...
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Exclusive interview: cybercrime and security measures from an Asian perspective
Asian eMarketing had the opportunity to interview Wahab Yusoff, Vice President of McAfee South Asia, regarding security aspects specific for Asia. With over 26 years of experience in the IT industry serving in various capacities and management roles, Wahab has operated mostly in the Asia Pacific reg ...
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Secure exchange of data is the cornerstone of the Shareconomy
"Shareconomy" describes the sharing and collective use of information that can lead to increased transparency within a company by providing a broader access to content such as analyses, proposals or customer reports. Besides, it can save time, while boosting efficiency, and enhance the emergence of ...
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Five fundamentals of modern data protection
According to Veeam’s ten page whitepaper "Five Fundamentals of Modern Data Protection" the protection of company data has become a “given” for most company executives - including CFOs and many CIOs. Just because backup software has been purchased and IT staff salaries are being paid, companies ...
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Security for the post-PC era: Google Glass requires new perspectives due to altered risks for networked devices
More and more people and devices are connected with each other these days and, thanks to Google, glasses are linked to the Internet now, too.
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Gartner: big data, gamification and 3D printing hype reached its peak
Gartner published just recently its new outlook "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies”, in which it states that the expectations of Big Data will shift in the near future to a more realistic view. In five to ten years, the firm believes, big data will then reach the "Plateau of Productivity" and l ...
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Security maintenance measures to protect your website against malicious cybercrime attacks
Ordering a bikini or summer dress last minute online, or booking a hotel room quickly, whatever you do in cyberspace, be aware that malware can catch you.
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Hotspot security?! Don‘t give cybercriminals the hotspot opportunity!
Mobile surfing has become cheaper, since data roaming prices have fallen. However, if you want to use your smartphone, tablet computer or notebook on vacation, and want to download or send large amounts of data, or make use of video telephony, you can do that at low cost via public Wi-Fi hotspots. S ...
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Steps towards a culture of security
The Internet is an unsafe medium and actually a dangerous place. Due to the euphoria about all the possibilities of global data exchange, the abuse potential it implies was recognized but not really considered relevant for a long time. Systems have been built on the confidence that nothing would eve ...
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Hotspot Shield flourishes since internet users do not feel safe anymore
The electronic wiretapping of user data by intelligence agencies such as the NSA has fundamentally changed the behavior of Internet users, the application Hotspot Shield is benefitting from with 250,000 new users per day.
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The 7 foundational principles of privacy by design
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, provides extremely informative insights on Privacy by Design on her website. The objectives of Privacy by Design — ensuring privacy and gaining personal control over one’s information and, for organizations, gaining ...
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August 2013 - Data Protection, Security & Regulations

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