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Data breach
Optus notifies customers of cyberattack and potential data compromise
This week
The company says that it immediately shut down the attack and is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any further risks to customers.
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Cybersecurity
Aqua Security solution to stop software supply chain attacks
This week
Development and security teams can now proactively address the most critical software supply chain risks from code through runtime.
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Data Protection
Barracuda adds web security in Zero Trust Access solution
This month
The latest release of Barracuda CloudGen Access protects users from malicious web content and strengthens integration with identity providers.
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IT infrastructure
Check Point Software Technologies launches new Horizon innovation
This month
There is now a need for all organisations to have a security operations centre with 24/7 monitoring, response, and threat-hunting capabilities.
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Cybersecurity
Building a cybersecurity culture in your organisation
This month
The key to creating an effective cybersecurity culture is recognising that people can represent a formidable first line of defence in safeguarding against cyber attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on intrusion attempts up 50% year-over-year - report
This month
A new report has identified more than 77,000 potential intrusions, or approximately one potential intrusion every seven minutes.
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Data Centre Maintenance / Management
Future-proofing your Data Security: Let the "Why" Guide You
This month
Many businesses are asking what they can do to protect their bottom line from the devastation of cyber-attacks, or worse, significant or unrecoverable data centre downtime.
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Sophos
Ransomware ravages retail sector, with 75% increase in attacks
This month
Globally, 77% of retail organisations surveyed experienced a 75% increase from 2020. This is also 11% more than the cross-sector average attack rate of 66%.
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Cybersecurity
Apathetic Kiwis a mouthwatering prospect for cybercriminals
This month
The most significant and most exploited cybersecurity vulnerability of any New Zealand organisation is its people.
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Data Protection
Exclusive: Trustwave strengthens cybersecurity as threats ramp up
This month
As a recognised global cyber defender that stops cyber threats all day, every day, Trustwave enables its clients to conduct their business securely.
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Phishing
Research shows importance of people-centric security
This month
Organisations need to be more cognisant of such malicious attacks, and build better cybersecurity posture from a people-centric standpoint.
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IT in Healthcare
Keeping Australian hospitals safe from cyberattack
This month
In April this year, the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Act 2022 came into effect in Australia, extending the scope of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to also apply to healthcare and the medical sector.
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Malware
How to protect against the growing fileless malware threat
Last month
In 2017 the Ponemon Institute reported that fileless attacks are ten times more successful than file-based attacks.
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Microsoft
Kaspersky integrates Threat Data Feeds with Microsoft Sentinel
Last month
With this integration, teams can extend threat detection capabilities and increase the effectiveness of initial alert triage, threat hunting or incident response.
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Cybersecurity
Cyberwar a growing concern for organisations - Venafi
Last month
Venafi has announced the findings of new research that evaluates the security impact of the increasing number of nation-state attacks and recent shifts in geopolitics.
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Cybersecurity
Organisations changing cyber strategy in response to war in Ukraine
Last month
Nearly two-thirds suspect their organisation has been either directly targeted or impacted by a nation-state cyberattack.
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Ransomware
New Barracuda research sees huge spike in ransomware
Last month
"As ransomware and other cyberthreats continue to evolve, the need for adequate security solutions has never been greater."
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Cybersecurity
Consumers pay the price as data breach costs reach all-time high
Last month
"This report shows that the right strategies coupled with the right technologies can help make all the difference when businesses are attacked."
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Passwords
BeyondTrust lays groundwork for zero trust with latest release
Last month
"Organisations are looking for credential management solutions that are flexible within their environment, and adaptable to their business-critical needs."
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FortiGuard
Ransomware variants almost double in six months – FortiGuard
Last month
Exploit trends demonstrate the endpoint remains a target as work-from-anywhere continues, according to a new report.
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Radware
DDoS activity rises dramatically - Radware report
Last month
The first six months of 2022 were marked by a significant increase in DDoS activity across the globe, according to a new report.
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Microsoft
8x more users attacked via old Microsoft Office vulnerability in Q2
Last month
"Criminals craft malicious documents and convince their victims to open them through social engineering techniques."
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Email scams
HelpSystems shines light on impact of response-based threats
Last month
Response-based attacks targeting corporate inboxes have climbed to their highest volume since 2020, representing 41% of all email-based scams.
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Cybersecurity
Education sector seeing highest volumes of cyber attacks
Last month
When breaking down the numbers to education attacks by region in July 2022, A/NZ was the most heavily attacked.