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Forescout’s Vedere Labs details OT vulnerabilities in latest study
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it in manufacturing
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forescout technologies
Forescout’s Vedere Labs disclosed an update to its OT:ICEFALL study distributed in June 2022, which detailed vulnerabilities found in thousands of OT devices.
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HackerOne launches Gold Standard Safe Harbour statement
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hackers
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attack
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customers
The GSSH is a short, broad, easily-understood safe harbour statement that’s simple for customers to adopt, HackerOne states.
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OpenText survey finds SMBs sweet spot for ransomware attacks
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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Findings show growing concern about ransomware attacks, the impact of geopolitical tensions and rising inflation rates.
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HP launches Sure Access Enterprise to protect data and systems
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malware
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data protection
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pam
SAE leverages HP’s task isolation technology to run each privileged access session within its hardware-enforced virtual machine (VM)
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Kasada reveals 21% of companies have spent $2.5M fighting bots
Wed 5 Oct 2022
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attack
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bots
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fraud
The 2022 State of Bot Mitigation Report is based on the findings of organisations that are already using anti-bot solutions and compares results against last year.
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Cybereason delivers nation-state level of protection to enterprises
Thu 22 Sep 2022
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malware
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data protection
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cybersecurity
Cybereason has announced new advancements in Cybereason NGAV that deliver nation-state level protection for organisations of all sizes.
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How a major electronics retailer ended the bot menace on its portal
Tue 6 Sep 2022
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attack
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online shopping
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retail
For a firm operating 300 retail stores that attract ten million shoppers a year to its website, this level of bot traffic is unsustainable. It’s risking not only lost sales and rising costs but also damage to a brand image built with huge effort over many years.
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Leveraging the human factor as part of an organisation’s overall cybersecurity framework
Wed 31 Aug 2022
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firewall
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network management
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In this digital era, automation plays a critical role in the race to support a dynamic and agile security posture. However, there is one area that is often overlooked: the human factor.
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Claroty research unveils new attack that targets PLCs
Tue 16 Aug 2022
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cybersecurity
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attack
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research
Claroty has released research detailing a new type of cyber-attack, one that weaponises programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
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Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Mon 8 Aug 2022
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gaming
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ddos
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malware
Web application attacks in the gaming sector have grown by 167% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, according to new research from Akamai.
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Security gaps in APIs plague organisations - study
Thu 4 Aug 2022
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cloud
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devops
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Together, the findings highlight that existing solutions and API security tactics focused on shift-left strategies are failing to adequately protect APIs.
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Qualys develops EASM capabilities for Cloud Platform
Thu 4 Aug 2022
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cloud
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cybersecurity
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attack
"Qualys unique approach to EASM is integrating the internal and external asset data from CyberSecurity Attack Management with its VMDR solution into a single view."
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Rimini Street announces new suite of security solutions for enterprises
Fri 29 Jul 2022
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it infrastructure
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attack
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zero day malware
Rimini Street has announced the launch of Rimini Protect, a new suite of security solutions set to provide a more comprehensive layer of security.
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Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
Thu 28 Jul 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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it in manufacturing
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
Thu 21 Jul 2022
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malware
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education
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firewall
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Tue 19 Jul 2022
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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RDP attacks on the rise, Kaspersky experts offer advice
Tue 5 Jul 2022
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wfh
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it services
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attack
"Given that remote work is here to stay, we urge companies to seriously look into securing their remote and hybrid workforce to protect their data."
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Phishing attacks are making a comeback
Tue 21 Jun 2022
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phishing
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email security
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No matter what approach or tool cybercriminals use to breach a network, they all have one thing in common: access.
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Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
Tue 21 Jun 2022
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it in manufacturing
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attack
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semiconductor
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
Wed 15 Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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attack
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cyber criminal
Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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Armis risk management solution hones in on entire attack surface
Tue 7 Jun 2022
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attack
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unified computing
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it risk
Armis' new solution for risk-based vulnerability management enables businesses to prioritise mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface.
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Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
Thu 2 Jun 2022
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app development
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devops
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advanced persistent threat protection
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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75% of AU businesses wrestling with increased attack surface
Tue 31 May 2022
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australian
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attack
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cyber threats
Fastly has released research that shows 75% of AU businesses are now living with a vastly increased attack surface caused by reliance on web applications.
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The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
Fri 27 May 2022
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ddos
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inventory management systems
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A significant amount of today's business and leisure activity relies on IT supply chains. From complex international freight trades to local small business distribution channels, any supply chain that involves IT infrastructure serves as a crucial tool in our daily lives. 
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