According to the recent Kaspersky study, more than 40% of companies worldwide are facing a shortfall of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Most understaffing can be found among Malware analysts and Information security researchers.
An in-depth research by Kaspersky experts shows a surge in the number of targeted ransomware groups globally by 30% from 2022 to 2023. In parallel to this increase, the number of victims of targeted ransomware attacks spiked by 70% within the same time period. These insights were shared at Kaspersky’s ninth annual Cyber Security Weekend – META, which took place in Kuala Lumpur.
Kaspersky is excited to announce its participation in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, (February 26-29, 2024). At the event, the company will exhibit its mature and scalable ecosystem of the most tested cybersecurity products for business, including those that have not been previously displayed at MWC, along with Cyber Immune solutions – innovative future IT systems that can boast in-built security.
Kaspersky has introduced a major update to its United partner program. As the number of its global partners increases, Kaspersky has defined four new specified approaches for those selling, deploying, providing managed services or building solutions with Kaspersky products. To drive this new approach, the partner program, benefits, and motivation have been revised to better align with its partners’ business models.
Amid a constantly growing civilian drone market, Kaspersky has given its anti-drone solution a major new update. The latest version features improved system scalability, an interface that operates 12 times more quickly, and optimized incident visualization. Kaspersky Antidrone Solution is a comprehensive system that detects, identifies, and neutralizes civil drones that pose a security or physical threat to various settings, including critical infrastructure, public events, and commercial facilities.
With human error causing nearly two-thirds of all cyber incidents in the past two years, more than 50 percent of acting cybersecurity professionals admit they made mistakes early in their career due to a lack of theoretical or practical knowledge, a new global study commissioned by Kaspersky has found . The percentage of respondents acknowledging such mistakes increases to nearly 60 percent among those with two to five years’ experience in the field.
A new sophisticated banking Trojan that steals sensitive financial information and introduces advanced tactics to avoid detection has been discovered by Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). Dubbed 'Coyote,' this malware relies on the Squirrel installer for distribution, its name drawing inspiration from coyotes, the natural predators of squirrels.
Amid acute shortages of cybersecurity professionals, acting information security (InfoSec) experts are questioning the relevance of the formal education they received, Kaspersky’s new global research shows. The survey revealed that one in two cybersecurity professionals were not able to confirm the usefulness of their academic training when it came to helping them in their role. As a result, these experts have to invest their resources in further training to tackle the ever-evolving threat landscape and keep up with industry developments.
Kaspersky has contributed to the fight against transnational cybercrime by taking part in operation Synergia, involving INTERPOL and its Gateway project partners — an initiative promoting collective efforts of national law enforcement and private sector organizations in combating ever-evolving cyberthreats. The operation – spanning more than 50 INTERPOL member states – focused on the disruption of malicious infrastructure involved in phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks.