Sunday Feb 25th

  • SentinelOne enhances cloud security with Snyk

    SentinelOne enhances cloud security with Snyk

    Prioritizing which vulnerabilities to fix is a challenge for software developers, and the complexities of modern apps and the software supply chain have only made things more difficult. SentinelOne, a global leader in AI security, is partnering with Snyk, the leader in developer security, to ease the burden by integrating Singularity Cloud Workload Security, its real-time Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) with the Snyk Developer Security Platform.

  • Pirate streaming and torrent sites provide real cybersecurity harms for Philippine consumers

    Pirate streaming and torrent sites provide real cybersecurity harms for Philippine consumers

    Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), with Dr Paul Watters of Cyberstronomy, have released a new report, Consumer Risks from Piracy in the Philippines, that once again highlights the possible dangers Filipino consumers face when accessing pirate sites.

  • SecurityHQ’s Cyber Predictions

    SecurityHQ’s Cyber Predictions

    In response to the growing number of breaches, SecurityHQ released their latest white paper to highlight analyst predictions for threats and vulnerabilities in H2 2023.

  • GSMA report predicts tenfold rise in 5G mobile connections in Asia Pacific by 2030 as digital transformation gathers pace

    GSMA report predicts tenfold rise in 5G mobile connections in Asia Pacific by 2030 as digital transformation gathers pace

    5G will account for over two-fifths (41%) of mobile connections in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by 2030, up from 4% in 2022, according to the GSMA's Mobile Economy APAC 2023 Report.

  • Annual report reveals continued surge in sophisticated bot attacks

    Annual report reveals continued surge in sophisticated bot attacks

    HUMAN Security, Inc., a cybersecurity company that protects organizations by disrupting digital fraud and abuse, just announced the release of its 2023 Enterprise Bot Fraud Benchmark Report. The annual report provides insights into automated attack trends across enterprise use cases, including account takeover, brute forcing, carding, credential stuffing, inventory hoarding, scalping and web scraping.

  • Technology and digitalization are key for sustainable lifestyle, research revealed

    Technology and digitalization are key for sustainable lifestyle, research revealed

    More than two-thirds (71%) of consumers think technology and digitalization are key in enabling them to live a more sustainable lifestyle, while over a third (33%) desire apps to provide clearer information on how to live sustainably across various aspects of life, according to an independent research report commissioned by Alibaba Group.

  • Fastest web-based editor released for a new era of storytelling across streaming, broadcast, digital and social media

    Fastest web-based editor released for a new era of storytelling across streaming, broadcast, digital and social media

    Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, announced the release of Dalet Cut, the cloud-native, real-time, lightning-fast multimedia and multiplatform editor fully integrated within the Dalet ecosystem.

  • API Security Company Neosec acquired by Akamai Technologies

    API Security Company Neosec acquired by Akamai Technologies

    Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Neosec, an API detection and response platform based on data and behavioral analytics.

  • Challenges organizations face to be ready for a safe post quantum computing future

    Challenges organizations face to be ready for a safe post quantum computing future

    DigiCert released the results of a global study at its annual Trust Summit conference, exploring how organizations are addressing the post-quantum computing (PQC) threat and preparing for a safe post-quantum computing future.

  • Meltwater Brings Powerful New Enterprise Suite to APAC

    Meltwater Brings Powerful New Enterprise Suite to APAC

    Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and data analytics, today announced the availability of Meltwater Enterprise Intelligence Suite, a comprehensive offering that promises vital insights and transformative impact to enterprise clients.

  • Revealed: The most creatively effective digital & TV ads in Southeast Asia

    Revealed: The most creatively effective digital & TV ads in Southeast Asia

    The marketing data and analytics company, Kantar, revealed the winners of the 2023 Creative Effectiveness Awards in Southeast Asia, recognizing the most impactful ads of last year.

  • 5 Ways Earnest EQ Supercharges Marketing, Advertising, Branding & Comms Strategies

    5 Ways Earnest EQ Supercharges Marketing, Advertising, Branding & Comms Strategies

    A 2023 Emotional Intelligence Market study citing “heavy growth” of $49.93 billion USD by 2027 exemplifies the extent to which mastering “EQ” versus IQ is taking brands to exciting new levels of success … and why not embracing EQ can result in extreme opportunity loss or, far worse, be an outright brand buster. This as today’s highly discriminating and demanding marketplace is seemingly rife with substitutable solutions. Whether the B2B or B2C sector, more often than not today’s consumers have alternate options—and they know it.

  • Appier integrates GenAI into its products to optimize key marketing applications for businesses

    Appier integrates GenAI into its products to optimize key marketing applications for businesses

    Appier announces that it has integrated Generative AI (GenAI) technology into three major marketing capabilities across its product lines. By connecting its advanced GenAI algorithms with OpenAI's ChatGPT language model, Appier can leverage the power of pioneering technology to help businesses increase productivity through advertising keywords and targeting parameters generation; intelligent conversational chatbot creation; and marketing copywriting and automatic content generation.

  • Black Friday Online Shopping Safety Checklist

    Black Friday Online Shopping Safety Checklist

    Vigilance is urged during this 2023 Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as “AI generated scams enhance the threat to this year’s festive shoppers, as it’s revealed over 7 in 10 British people worry that AI will make it easier for criminals to commit online fraud” – NCSC.

    But while AI scams like voice cloning, romance scams, and language mimicking are on the rise, “93% of the biggest spenders, millennials aged 24-35, plan to shop during this coming weekend. And they spend an average of $419.52 per person.” But with cyber security threats at an all-time high, how can shoppers and businesses stay cyber safe?

    Here are our top tips for staying safe online, and the preventative measures that can be taken while shopping for your latest bargain.

    1. Be Aware of Phishing & Quishing Attacks

      SecurityHQ analysts have recently observed a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC), regarding phishing attacks containing QR code (Quishing) and captchas for credentials harvesting. Quishing attacks usually occur via the scanning of a QR code. This technique involves tricking users into scanning a QR code using a mobile phone. The QR code then redirects the user to a phishing or fake website that aims to steal their credentials.

      Read more about Quishing, and how to spot QR Code vulnerabilities, here.

    2. Read the Small Print

      If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. While Black Friday deals can offer huge discounts that are genuine, people still need to make money. Anything ridiculously cheap is a red flag.

      What to look for:
      • It is worth checking the reputation score of retailers to determine if that retailer can be trusted.
      • A website with no company address, descriptions or specifications on items are all red flags. Look for the details. And do not base purchases solely off star ratings, as these can be fake.
      • Pop-ups that offer free electronics are obvious scams, containing malicious phishing links, and should be avoided at all costs.
      • Read the small print. Often cons are perfectly visible if you know what to look for. Like seeing a picture of a laptop being advertised, going to buy said laptop for a reduced rate without reading the small print, and receiving a literal picture of a laptop in the post. The devil is in the detail.

    3. Use Reputable Websites/Companies

      Tried and Tested
      – Using websites that are globally known is a good way to avoid any nasty surprises. Even if it is a couple of pounds more, it is worth knowing where your money is going and that your purchase will be tracked and delivered.

      Use Antivirus Software that will warn you of potentially dangerous sites in search results as well.

      Look For Suspicious Emails, as well as suspicious calls and text messages. Never click on a link you are unsure of, and never provide personal information over the phone. Read more on email security, here.

    4. Stop, Look, Check, Pay

      Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) are used to ensure data is encrypted before being transmitted across the web. It is also an indication that an organization has been verified. Keep an eye out for HTTPS in the address bar rather than HTTP, as this highlights a site uses SSL.

      Make Sure the Website That You Intend to Shop on is Not a Copy of a legitimate one. Verify that the date and name of the organization are consistent with the site you are visiting. And look for typos in the URL. Your best bet it to go directly to the website yourself, and do not access it through links on other sites/emails.

      When using public Wi-Fi, use a VPN as the most effective way to stay safe and so that hackers do not steal your personal data while you are on an unsecure network.

    5. Check Your Bank Account
      • Use a credit card or payment method which offers protection (i.e., PayPal).
      • Check your accounts regularly for fraudulent activity.
      • Only provide enough details to complete your purchase (no extra details required)

    6. Keep Your Passwords Safe & Don’t Use Default Credentials

      Default credentials used by applications and appliances are often published on the internet. This can be a big problem. An attacker will typically first scan your network to see where they can move next. If an attacker was lucky enough to identify applications or appliances with default credentials enabled, it won’t take them long to hunt on the internet for these published credentials. Read how to detect default credentials, here.

      Finally, keep your passwords safe. Read this blog on password protocols to learn more. Don’t let cyber scams ruin your festive fun this winter!


    By SecurityHQ

This week's highlights

Medallia Launches Four Breakthrough AI Innovations

Category: Jan–Mar 2024 - AI Trends & Predictions
At its Experience ‘24 conference, Medallia, Inc. announced four ground-breaking innovations that will fundamentally alter the way organizations can personalize customer and employee experience
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Increasing adoption of AI in companies driven by early adopters

Category: Jan–Mar 2024 - AI Trends & Predictions
New research commissioned by IBM found that about 42% of enterprise-scale organizations (over 1,000 employees) surveyed have AI actively in use in their businesses. Early adopters are leading the way,
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AI ushers in era of intelligent CX, fuels massive industry transformation

Category: Jan–Mar 2024 - AI Trends & Predictions
Zendesk, Inc. today released its annual Customer Experience(CX) Trends Report, the findings of which signal a rapid transition towards intelligent CX. In this era, the shift to AI-driven service will
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Challenges organizations face to be ready for a safe post quantum computing future

Category: Oct–Dec 2023 - Omnichannel Marketing
DigiCert released the results of a global study at its annual Trust Summit conference, exploring how organizations are addressing the post-quantum computing (PQC) threat and preparing for a safe post-
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Plans for further integration of IBM watsonx with AWS

Category: Oct–Dec 2023 - Omnichannel Marketing
IBM announced plans to expand its relationship with Amazon Web Services to help more mutual clients operationalize and derive value from generative artificial intelligence.
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Yahoo and LiveRamp partner to scale addressability across the ad ecosystem

Category: Oct–Dec 2023 - Omnichannel Marketing
LiveRamp and Yahoo announced an expanded partnership to scale addressability and enhance reach and interoperability within the advertising ecosystem.
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Previous month's highlights

Alibaba Cloud unveils new AI Model to support enterprises' intelligence transformation

Category: Apr–June 2023 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Marketing

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group unveiled its latest large language model, Tongyi Qianwen.

Majority of APAC consumers are willing to sacrifice data security for convenience

Category: Apr–June 2023 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Marketing

F5's latest Curve of Convenience 2023 report shows data security taking a back seat with APAC consumers, with an increased willingness to save and share personal payment data on multiple platforms.

New Study by MAGNA & Yahoo Urges Marketers to Pair Media Placement with Quality Creative in Order to Drive Stronger Ad Effectiveness

Category: Apr–June 2023 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Marketing

Media placement and creative work hand in hand when it comes to effective advertising strategies. A new study by MAGNA Media Trials and Yahoo set out to understand the role that creative quality plays in ad effectiveness, and the elements that contribute to quality creative. Creative, the Performance Powerhouse found that while media placement helps marketers find consumers where they are, creative quality was responsible for 56% of purchase intent, illustrating the strong performance of both tactics as they work together. The study suggests that marketers can greatly benefit from making small improvements to their creative in order to optimize ad performance, while also driving brand quality and trust.

Protecting Data in the Cloud

Category: Apr–June 2023 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Marketing

Organizations in Singapore are increasing their reliance on the cloud. Nearly nine in ten organizations in the country are using cloud services, with about 70% taking a hybrid cloud approach.

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