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Tidal Cyber maps out 2024's election cyber threats worldwide
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Tidal Cyber unveils a study revealing high-risk countries and top offenders for election cyber interference threats in 2024, spotlighting the methods used and potential defences.
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Google Cloud's 2024 report highlights key cyber threats & defences
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Google Cloud's 2024 Threat Horizons Report identifies credential misuse, cryptomining, ransomware, and data theft as the key cloud-related threats, citing the need for stringent defensive strategies.
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Okta set to acquire Spera Security in enhancement of identity threat detection
Sat, 30th Dec 2023
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Identity security giant, Okta, gears up to acquire 2022-born Spera Security, set to boost its identity threat detection capabilities and enrich its customer base with advanced technology.
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Delinea introduces MFA enforcement in its Secret Server offering
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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pam
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micro-credentials
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breach prevention
Delinea Secret Server introduces MFA enforcement at depth to meet increasingly stringent cyber insurance requirements.
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Keeper Security introduces major password manager update for iOS
Wed, 13th Sep 2023
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apple
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micro-credentials
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technology gifts
The updates include performance boosts for large vaults, advanced search, accessibility and workflow improvements for iOS users.
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In-house intelligence teams not fit-for-purpose – report
Tue, 11th Jul 2023
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big data
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bi
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micro-credentials
Most in-house intelligence teams lack the in-country experience and access to quality intelligence necessary for avoiding costly and embarrassing mistakes.
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Malicious HTML attachments a popular cyber threat: Barracuda
Fri, 5th May 2023
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firewall
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malware
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phishing
Barracuda Networks has highlighted how cybercriminals leverage HTML as an attack technique in phishing, credential theft, and malware delivery.
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Darktrace notes health, retail and energy cyberattack trends
Fri, 13th Jan 2023
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network security
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The most observed 2022 cyber incident in Australia’s healthcare was suspicious network scan activity and multiple lateral movement model breaches in 2021.
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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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A third of cyberattacks in the cloud leverage credential access
Tue, 22nd Nov 2022
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cloud security
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micro-credentials
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cybersecurity
A new report has revealed adversary success in identity theft indicates default cloud security controls are ineffective at preventing attacks.
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Vectra Protect team finds Microsoft Teams vulnerability
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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The Vectra Protect team identified a post-exploitation opportunity in August, allowing malicious actors to steal valid user credentials from Microsoft Teams.
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Asia’s data privacy landscape is ‘coming of age’ – how can businesses cope?
Wed, 14th Sep 2022
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Identity theft and online fraud are on the rise, but data protection laws are evolving to combat them. Here are three key steps to address data privacy.
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What every CISO must answer to enable a best-in-class security operations program
Thu, 26th May 2022
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data analytics
It has been widely reported recently that South Australian government employees have been the victims of a cyberattack.
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How credentials became an attacker’s easiest target
Wed, 10th Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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cybersafety
Even with education and phishing tests, users continue to hand over legitimate logins to attackers, who in turn exploit them with a high degree of success.
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Lack of security controls continues to put organisations at risk
Fri, 5th Nov 2021
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micro-credentials
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cybersecurity
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Organisations still operate with limited visibility of user activity associated with web applications, despite the risk of insider threats and credential theft.
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Countering the rise of credential-based attacks
Tue, 12th Oct 2021
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micro-credentials
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cybersecurity
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digital credentials
By implementing behavioural analytics and smart password practices, security teams can thwart credential-based attacks across the organisation.
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Attivo Networks launches credential-cloaking tool to deter data thieves
Thu, 9th Sep 2021
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micro-credentials
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cybersecurity
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digital credentials
The tool is part of Attivo’s Endpoint Detection Net suite, and is aimed at enabling organisations to hide credentials from would-be attackers and their tools.
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How a vantage point sees threats before they impact
Wed, 25th Nov 2020
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80% of data breaches involve compromised passwords, according to Verizon. Organisations must prioritize security measures. #CyberSecurity.
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Thycotic rolls out SCIM Connector for expanded user access integration
Thu, 16th Jul 2020
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pam
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micro-credentials
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cybersecurity
Thycotic announces general availability of SCIM Connector 2.0, allowing expanded integrations between identity providers and Secret Server.
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Online users giving out social media details too freely - Kaspersky
Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
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micro-credentials
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social media
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kaspersky
APAC users sacrifice privacy for safety, with 39.2% trading data for security, reveals Kaspersky report.
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Gaming industry a rising target of cyber-attacks – Akamai
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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gaming
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micro-credentials
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Hackers hit gaming sector with 12bn credential stuffing attacks, Akamai reveals.
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CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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phishing
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email security
New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
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Cyber criminals targeting the gaming industry at an alarming rate
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
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Gaming industry faces cyber onslaught, 12bn attacks in 17 months target player credentials.
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SIM swapping: What is it and should you be worried?
Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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micro-credentials
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Due to the growing reliance on mobile phones, SIM swapping is increasingly targeted as a way to take over a victim’s online accounts.