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Data Protection
FiVerity, Fortanix and Intel launch fraud prevention initiative
“Confidential Computing is an initiative that requires leaders across the hardware and software industries in order to be successful."
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Ransomware
How to prevent ransomware devastation
The devastating effects of ransomware have grown over the past two decades from opportunistic to carefully orchestrated attacks.
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Ransomware
Data security a key concern for trustees as cyber risks increase
"The ongoing challenge of data protection is being magnified not only by the rapid evolution of cyber threats but also by the necessity of working from home during the pandemic."
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Ransomware
Manufacturing sector hit hard by ransomware, but many refuse to pay out
The report reveals companies in this sector were the least likely (at 19%) to submit to a ransom demand to have encrypted files restored and the most likely (at 68%) to be able to restore data from backups.
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Breach Prevention
O365 a weak point ripe for exploit, say security professionals
71% of more than 1,000 security professionals have been on the receiving end of a Microsoft 365 account takeover, on average, seven times in the last year alone.
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Breach Prevention
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is CrowdStrike?
Today, Techday speaks to CrowdStrike ANZ channel director Luke Francis about the company's key products and offerings, its upcoming annual security conference, and the infrastructure it leverages in the A/NZ region.
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Cybersecurity
80% of security breaches involve exposure of customer data - IBM
The new report from IBM indicates that 80% of surveyed organisations reported having exposed customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) as a result of a breach.
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Breach Prevention
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cybersecurity
WatchGuard updates ThreatSync platform for MSPs
“These new ThreatSync capabilities arm managed service providers with the tools they need to provide malware detection and response (MDR) services by detecting breaches in minutes and automatically mitigating advanced attacks for their customers."
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Endpoint Protection
Bitdefender advances endpoint security solution for SecOps teams
“Rather than rely on a pure prevention or pure detection/response model, the most secure organisations will weave in strong prevention and speedy detection/response with integrated risk analytics.”
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Breach Prevention
French cyber startup Alsid reaches out to Asia Pacific
French cybersecurity startup Alsid is setting its sights on the vast market opportunities in Asia, and Hong Kong is its initial base of choice – because it’s an attractive target for cyber attacks.
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Breach Prevention
Adopt a cyber attacker’s point of view to protect data
The ISACA and SecurityScorecard paper provides 11 key questions to ask to implement continuous assurance related to threat understanding.
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Breach Prevention
FireEye & Gigamon combine security firepower through new alliance
The alliance will allow companies and channel partners to unify global sales and deployments and bring more effective security solutions to customers.
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Cybersecurity
SonicWall celebrates 'record-setting' growth over past 18 months
SonicWall continues to gain strong interest from investors off the back of solid financial performance for six straight quarters.
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Microsoft
Microsoft unleashes broad range of security features & partnerships at RSA Conference
Secure microcontrollers, 365 commercial cloud, advanced threat protection tools; and stronger partnerships are all top-of-mind for Microsoft.
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Breach Prevention
Gen V cyber attacks are here, but most firms are 10 years behind, says Check Point
Security vendor Check Point believes that the age of Gen V cyber threats is now upon us, but organisations’ security defences are 10 years behind.
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Breach Prevention
Cyber security firm LMNTRIX taps Liquid IT as first NZ partner
Liquid IT will focus on offering the ATR platform to Government clients through its recent appointment to the New Zealand Government’s TaaS panel.
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Malware
SonicWall reveals public betas to defend against 'vulnerabilities of tomorrow'
SonicWall has released a new bundle of public betas aimed at defending enterprises against ‘the vulnerabilities of tomorrow’.
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Firewall
Introducing the next generation of firewalls
The threat landscape is evolving and so should our firewalls.
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Machine Learning
Interview: The Aussie security firm fighting cyber deception from the inside out
Penten’s Matthew Wilson speaks about advances in cyber deception and the growing importance of protecting information from hacks.
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Cybersecurity
McAfee CEO reveals his view of cybersecurity’s future at MPOWER
"We have to stop thinking about the cybersecurity skills shortage. Stop calling it a problem; call it a talent efficiency opportunity."
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Cybersecurity
SonicWall unveils 'biggest innovations in company's history'
SonicOS, firewalls, wireless access points, cloud analytics and a mobile OS make up SonicWall's newest range of products.
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Breach Prevention
Addressing cybersecurity transparency for stronger protection
Security firm Aleron says that cybersecurity management is a complex problem and transparency can result in even more ambiguity.