FireEye announced a number of new defenses that are now available on FireEye® Email Security – Server Edition, in direct response to the changing cyber threat landscape.
“FireEye continues to keep pace with the most sophisticated attackers,” said Ken Bagnall, vice president of email security at FireEye. “With our knowledge gained on the front lines with our incident response experts, we build new techniques for detecting attacks and attempts to bypass defenses. The speed and flexibility with which an email security solution adapts separates the good from the best. FireEye Email Security – Server Edition continues to detect an average of over 14,000 malicious emails per customer per month that get past other email security services.”
Adding Executive Impersonation Protection to FireEye Email Security – Server Edition
Malware-less attacks are becoming an increasingly prevalent concern. In fact, FireEye has seen a rise in business email compromise over the past few years through executive impersonation attacks. According to the latest FireEye Email Threat Report, 19 percent of all malware-less attacks took this form in the first half of 2018. Impersonation attacks continue to be significant because adversaries are finding that people will often react to an email when it appears to be from an executive.
“While executive impersonation protection has become a commonplace feature within cloud-based email security solutions, this has not been the case on-premises,” continued Bagnall. “We’ve added executive impersonation protection to FireEye Email Security – Server Edition as a direct response of customer feedback that they are seeing more impersonation emails getting through their existing security services. This update is designed to catch what other security solutions are missing.”
Executive names are commonly used as display names in fraudulent emails to fool employees into taking action. This new FireEye capability protects employees from display name and header spoofing. Inbound mail headers are analyzed and cross-referenced with a Riskware policy created by the administrator, and headers that do not align with the policy and/or show signs of impersonation activity can be flagged.
In addition to the executive impersonation protection capabilities, FireEye Email Security – Server Edition incorporates several other new features designed to combat emerging threat vectors while enhancing performance. These include:
- Attachment Detonation Customization (Guest Images):There is an increasing amount of malware programmed to execute under certain circumstances to evade sandbox detection. These evasion techniques typically limit file execution to behavior relating to the target organization. Administrators can now create a guest image which can ‘fool’ the file into executing, for example, creating browser history or defining ‘recently opened files’.
- Full URL Rewrite: This new security capability better protects end users from malicious links by rewriting all URLs contained in an email.
- Passwords in Images:In direct response to the latest attack techniques seen by FireEye incident response teams, and a rapid innovation cycle, the advanced detection Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX™) engine can now use passwords embedded as images within emails to analyze the related password-protected files. Most sandboxes are unable to analyze password-protected files.
- New Machine Learning Engine:FireEye’s recently launched machine learning engine, MalwareGuard™, is now available for FireEye Email Security – Server Edition. Under development for two years, this detection engine helps defend against emerging and new threats that often bypass traditional security solutions. Using machine learning models trained with data sets collected and labeled by FireEye and Mandiant researchers from real-world attacks, MalwareGuard intelligently classifies malware without human involvement and before signatures are available.
These new features are now available in the latest version of FireEye Email Security – Server Edition (8.2). A free email threat analysis is also available for authorized FireEye partners worldwide. For cloud users, all these features and more are available as part of FireEye Email Security – Cloud Editions. More product information on FireEye Email Security – including both Server and Cloud Edition – can be found at www.fireeye.com/email.
Combining a FireEye Threat Intelligence subscription with FireEye Email Security is the best way for organizations to establish the agility that is needed to stay one step ahead of attackers. Organizations can learn more about FireEye Threat Intelligence at www.fireeye.com/intelligence.
Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India
Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India.
Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
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