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Cloud
Cisco warns companies to stay ahead of cyber threats
“Security controls alone are not sufficient to address a ransomware threat, and organisations need to adopt a multi-layered approach..."
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Dark web
Lights out for the Dark Web: Authorities take down AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces
Online criminal marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa have been taken offline, thanks to a major cooperation effort between Dutch and US authorities.
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Cybersecurity
Employees the 'weakest link' within an organisation's cyber security defence
“Companies need to put themselves ahead of emerging threats.”
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Cyber Criminal
​Should insurance cover cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped
New Zealand’s insurance industry doesn’t cover claims of theft via cyber crime – should it?
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Phishing
Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now
This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week. We must educate everyone we know, because we're all targets now.
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Malware
Working in the cyber security industry
Those seem to me to be questions that may well interest people contemplating a career path in security.
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Ransomware
No more ransom - stopping ransomware on a global scale
"This collaboration goes beyond intelligence sharing, consumer education, and takedowns to actually help repair the damage inflicted upon victims,"
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Malware
Cyber crims ditch financial markets, set sights on retail sector
"Gaining access to these organisations enables cyber criminals to monetise sensitive data such as credit card details in the black market."
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Cybersecurity
Aussie Government urges business to take action against cyber threats
"From the smallest companies to the largest conglomerates, organisations around the world are attacked every second of every day."
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Breach Prevention
Watch out, there's a new breed of cyber criminal in town
“Advanced criminal attack groups now mirror the skill sets of nation-state attackers. They have well resourced and highly-skilled technical staff."
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Cybersecurity
The next generation of APTs: Highly successful but surprisingly simple
The number and reach of cyber threats continues to grow, and, contrary to popular belief, even highly effective attacks can be very unsophisticated.
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Ransomware
Mobile malware at an all-time high
“As mobile devices become more and more functional, cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated at attacks that attempt to steal money."
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Managed Services
Managed security services: The answer to growing cyber threats?
"Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting a business against breaches is becoming a difficult task."
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Smartphone
Will your trusted digital device become your biggest enemy?
As digital devices become a staple of people’s every day lives, personal and private information is increasingly at risk.
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Cyber Criminal
Behind the scenes of cyber crime
“Understanding the costs, motivations, payouts, and finding ways to flip the cost scenario will be instrumental in reducing the number of breaches."
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Cloud
DDoS suspicions run rampant in enterprise space
A number of companies have accused their competitors of staging Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against them, according to new research.
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Cyber Criminal
'Alarming' malware activity up 75%
"Exploit kits are a particularly alarming category of malware because they represent the automation of cybercrime."
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Cyber Criminal
Scammers targeting business travellers
“Travellers should avoid taking security short-cuts, it can open up significant opportunities for lurking cyber criminals.”
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Cybersecurity
Trend Micro report predicts major cybercrime in 2015
The annual prediction report from Trend Micro, leader in cybersecurity, has been released for 2015.
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Cybersecurity
Email hackers raid Auckland's North Shore businesses
Police claim "significant sums of money" have been stolen from businesses across the North Shore during the past few months, at the hands of hackers.
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Firewall
Employees get sucked in by smarter cybercriminals
Corporate content security solution providers WatchGuard have polished up their crystal ball and are taking a look at some of the security risks lurking on the horizon for this year.
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Cybersecurity
What can I.T. departments do in 2012 to mitigate security risks?
As another year begins, now is the time for IT departments to look at how they can best mitigate security risks