Apurva Venkat

Principal Correspondent

Apurva Venkat is principal correspondent for the India editions of CIO, CSO, and Computerworld. She has previously worked at ISMG, IDG India, Bangalore Mirror, and Business Standard, where she reported on developments in technology, businesses, startups, fintech, e-commerce, cybersecurity, civic news, and education.

Malware builder uses fresh tactics to hit victims with Agent Tesla RAT

Cryptojacking, DDoS attacks increase in container-based cloud systems

Cryptojacking, DDoS attacks increase in container-based cloud systems

Victims lose $53 for every $1 cryptojackers gain, according to a new report from Sysdig.

Swachhata municipal engagement platform breached, researchers say

Swachhata municipal engagement platform breached, researchers say

Personally identifiable information of 16 million users of the swachh.city citizen participation site has been dumped on dark web forums, according to cybersecurity firm CloudSek

97% of enterprises say VPNs are prone to cyberattacks: Study

97% of enterprises say VPNs are prone to cyberattacks: Study

Since the shift to remote and hybrid work, 44% of organizations have witnessed an increase in exploits targeting VPNs, and many are moving toward zero-trust security, according to a report from Zscaler.

CrowdStrike adds XDR, other capabilites across 4 key security products

CrowdStrike adds XDR, other capabilites across 4 key security products

CrowdStrike is adding XDR (extended detection and response) features to Falcon Insight, and a raft of enhancement to CrowdStrike Cloud Security, Humio and Falcon Discover.

A third of enterprises globally don’t prioritize digital trust: ISACA

A third of enterprises globally don’t prioritize digital trust: ISACA

There are significant gaps between what enterprises are doing and what they should do to earn customer trust in their digital ecosystems, according to information systems security group ISACA.

New Sysdig cloud security software prioritizes risk, cuts remediation time

New Sysdig cloud security software prioritizes risk, cuts remediation time

The cloud security posture management (CSPM) offering comes with ToDo, an actionable checklist showing prioritized risks, and Remediation Guru, guided remediation at the source.

One in 10 employees leaks sensitive company data every 6 months: report

One in 10 employees leaks sensitive company data every 6 months: report

Departing employees are most likely to leak sensitive information to competitors, criminals or the media in exchange for cash.

One-third of enterprises don’t encrypt sensitive data in the cloud

One-third of enterprises don’t encrypt sensitive data in the cloud

Organizations are struggling to keep up with ever-expanding cloud attack surfaces and increasing multicloud complexity, according to Orca Security research.

Hands-on cyberattacks jump 50%, CrowdStrike reports

Hands-on cyberattacks jump 50%, CrowdStrike reports

Malicious hackers hone their tradecraft, reducing the time it takes to move from an initial compromised host machines to other components in enterprise networks, CrowdStrike says.

Ransomware attacks on retailers rose 75% in 2021

Ransomware attacks on retailers rose 75% in 2021

Securing cyberinsurance coverage for retail organizations has become difficult because of the increasing number of attacks.

Global companies say supply chain partners expose them to ransomware

Global companies say supply chain partners expose them to ransomware

A Trend Micro report reveals that 52% of global organizations have a supply chain partner that was hit by ransomware.

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