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IoT hackers rely on well-known weaknesses

IoT hackers rely on well-known weaknesses
The internet of things explosion has proven controversial due to the insufficient security measures in many of these internet-connected devices. And a new report from cyber security provider F-Secure finds that threats and the number of attacks continue to increase, but still rely on well-known security weaknesses, such as unpatched software and weak passwords. 
13th May 2019

Security engineering awarded IEC 62243 certifications

Security engineering awarded IEC 62243 certifications
The cyber security provider, F-Secure, has earned two new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certifications that recognise the company’s expertise in developing secure components for industrial control systems (ICSs). The certifications, IEC-62243-4-1 and IEC-62243-4-2, define the cyber security requirements for the development lifecycles and products used in industrial control and automation systems.
9th May 2019

Energy industry vulnerable to increased cyber espionage

Energy industry vulnerable to increased cyber espionage
  Malicious actors are targeting critical infrastructure (CNI) sites and energy distribution facilities exponentially. Interconnected systems in the energy industry increase vulnerabilities, and cyber attacks often go undetected for some time. 
16th April 2019


Attack traffic up by 32% in 2018

Attack traffic up by 32% in 2018
New research from cyber security provider F-Secure reports a significant increase in attack traffic in the latter half of 2018. But while attacks are increasing, it seems many companies are struggling with incident detection. Attack traffic observed by F-Secure’s network of decoy honeypots in 2018 increased by 32% over the previous year, and increased fourfold in the latter half of 2018 compared with the first half of the year. 
5th April 2019

Continuous response needed to fight modern threats

Continuous response needed to fight modern threats
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, so does the need for organizations’ approaches to defending against the business impact of cyber attacks. In light of this trend, cyber security provider F-Secure is calling for greater emphasis on both the preparedness for a breach as well as fast and effective containment that covers the correct balance of people, process and technology.
27th March 2019

F-Secure Radar wins Techconsult vulnerability management award

F-Secure Radar wins Techconsult vulnerability management award
  Finnish cyber security company, F-Secure continues to receive market recognition for their solutions, with the current win being a first for the company. The latest accolade is the Professional User Rating: Security Solutions 2019 (PUR-S) Champion Award given for Radar by German research and analyst firm, Techconsult.
26th March 2019

Cyber security MOOC to help future professionals

Cyber security MOOC to help future professionals
Cyber Security Base with F-Secure, a free online course series developed by the University of Helsinki and F-Secure, is now open for its third year. The course series, designed to give students the practical skills and knowledge required for a career in cyber security, exemplifies some of the strategies companies and educators are using to address a global cyber security talent shortage. 
7th November 2018

Partnership to simplify connected home security

Partnership to simplify connected home security
The cyber security provider F-Secure and telecommunications company Elisa have joined forces to simplify how people can secure the internet-connected devices finding their way into homes. Elisa is planning to implement a new internet service that includes routers powered by F-Secure Connected Home Security.
2nd November 2018

Bringing secure WiFi to connected homes

Bringing secure WiFi to connected homes
Cyber security provider, F-Secure and broadband networking solutions provider, Zyxel are teaming up to bring fast, secure WiFi to homes all over the world. The two companies have signed an agreement to offer service providers a range of home cyber security gateways that provide the fast WiFi connectivity demanded by today’s consumers while delivering comprehensive protection for PCs, smart TVs, mobile phones and tablets, and all the other internet-enabled devices finding their way into people’s homes.
4th October 2018

Firmware weakness exposes encryption keys

Firmware weakness exposes encryption keys
Consultants from cyber security provider F-Secure have discovered a weakness in modern computers that attackers can use to steal encryption keys and other sensitive information. The discovery has compelled the researchers to warn PC vendors and users that current security measures aren’t enough to protect data in lost or stolen laptops. 
24th September 2018

Protect yourself, your devices and your home

Protect yourself, your devices and your home
The era of protecting everything that goes online is here. F-Secure TOTAL has been expanded to provide premium cyber security to anyone who uses the internet, their devices and their homes. The new F-Secure cyber security offering for consumers combines connected home protection and password management with internet security and a consumer virtual private network. 
19th September 2018

Spam is still the number one choice for online criminals

Spam is still the number one choice for online criminals
  Online criminals have gotten savvier but they’re still relying on the same old tricks they’ve been using for decades. F-Secure research shows spam remains the most common method of spreading malicious URLs, scams and malware more than 40 years after the first email spam was sent.
1st August 2018

Combining man and machine for an edge in cyber defence

Combining man and machine for an edge in cyber defence
Security perimeters are no longer enough to protect organisations from targeted attacks and given the ongoing shortage of skilled cyber security experts, developing better security capabilities on their own is out of reach for many organisations.
18th June 2018

Acquisition to expand cyber threat hunting platform

Acquisition to expand cyber threat hunting platform
An agreement has been signed by F-Secure to acquire all the outstanding shares of MWR InfoSecurity, a cyber security company. The acquisition is a milestone in the execution of F-Secure’s growth strategy, and makes it a large European single source of cyber security services and detection and response solutions.
18th June 2018

Routers and IoT devices need to be more secure

Routers and IoT devices need to be more secure
Did you know, there are now more Internet of Things (IoT) devices than there are people on earth? However though, many, if not most, lack basic security and privacy protection capabilities. F-Secure is leading the charge to secure billions of internet-connected devices by offering its breakthrough F-Secure SENSE product directly to router makers and operators as software in its Connected Home Security solution.
9th May 2018

F-Secure’s aviation cyber security services takes off

F-Secure’s aviation cyber security services takes off
Trust is everything in the aviation industry. And a successful cyber attack – even a minor one against something like an in-flight entertainment system – could undermine confidence in airlines or even the entire aviation industry. That’s why global cyber security provider F-Secure has launched a specialised Aviation Cyber Security Services offering that’s designed to help airlines and similar organisations protect their aircraft, infrastructure, data, and reputations.
16th March 2018

Partner-driven service to stop targeted cyber attacks globally

Businesses globally are being compromised by an onslaught of targeted and fileless cyber attacks, and cyber security vendor F-Secure is answering the demand for new types of services to combat these attacks. Via its growing network of channel partners, F-Secure has introduced a new purpose-built managed endpoint detection and response (EDR) service to protect companies from targeted cyber attacks and advanced threats. Co-created with partners, the service offers partners a chance to get in on the surging opportunity around managed EDR services.
28th February 2018

Email attacks keep causing headaches for companies

Email attacks keep causing headaches for companies
According to a new report published by F-Secure, over one-third of all security incidents start with phishing emails or malicious attachments sent to company employees. F-Secure’s new Incident Response Report summarises findings from F-Secure’s incident response investigations and provides insights into how real hackers attack organisations.
22nd February 2018

Strategy transformation aims to serve cyber security needs

Strategy transformation aims to serve cyber security needs
  Announcing a sharpened strategy, which focuses on meeting the cyber security needs of midmarket companies and on continuing to accelerate its strong growth, F-Secure is including the elevation of new roles to its Leadership Team. 
6th February 2018

Without proper IoT security we risk a dystopian future

Without proper IoT security we risk a dystopian future
Experts interviewed by the Cyber Security Research Institute for the new report Internet of Things: Pinning down the IoT (sponsored by F-Secure), say that in its current form the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a considerable threat to consumers due to inadequate regulations regarding security and privacy. Swift action is recommended to avoid a predictable descent into a dystopian future.
25th January 2018


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