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Data breach
Optus notifies customers of cyberattack and potential data compromise
Last 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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Data Privacy
Asia’s data privacy landscape is ‘coming of age’ – how can businesses cope?
This month
Identity theft and online fraud are becoming more prevalent than ever. A recent IBM study revealed that stolen or compromised credentials were responsible for 19% of data breaches this year.
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Network Security
Palo Alto Networks adds new innovations to PrismaSASE
This month
New innovations in PrismaSASE that enable customers to identify and remediate misconfigurations in SaaS apps using SSPM capabilities.
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PIJF
Aotearoa's new Privacy Commissioner shares focus moving forward
Last month
In early June 2022, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announced the appointment of the new Privacy Commissioner.
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Software Defined Wide Area Network
Fortinet research reveals lack of enterprise security awareness in A/NZ
Last month
New research from Fortinet has found that just over half of A/NZ enterprises believe they have the right strategies and technologies in place to deal with cyber threats.
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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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Malware
Secureworks CTU uncovers new information about DarkTortilla malware
Last month
Secureworks CTU researchers have found new information about the DarkTortilla malware, revealing more about its versatility and scope within the threat landscape.
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Data breach
Weak breach data disclosure laws for IP theft leaves vital Australian industries vulnerable
Last month
Infoblox has seen unprecedented levels of demand for cyber protection from companies outside of the Critical Infrastructure Act who have discovered security events and those who fear falling victim to IP theft.
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Privileged Access Management
The importance of stopping identity sprawl for cybersecurity
Last month
The 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shows that 61% of all breaches involve malicious actors gaining unauthorised, privileged access to data by using a compromised credential. Unfortunately, it is often too late when the misuse of a credential is detected.
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Malware
Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Last month
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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Mobile Device Management
Claroty's Team82 uncovers two vulnerabilities in FileWave’s MDM system
July 2022
Claroty’s research arm (Team82) has uncovered and disclosed two critical vulnerabilities in FileWave’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system.
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ForgeRock
Cyber criminals continue to find new methods of attack
July 2022
"This is no time for security teams to let their guard down as cyber criminals are getting even more bold in how they score their next payday."
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Ransomware
Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
June 2022
New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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Cybersecurity
What every CISO must answer to enable a best-in-class security operations program
May 2022
It has been widely reported recently that South Australian government employees have been the victims of a cyberattack.
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Cloud
Sift shares crucial advice for preventing serious ATO breaches
May 2022
Are you or your business struggling with Account Takeover Fraud (ATO)? One of the latest ebooks from Sift can provide readers with the tools and expertise to help launch them into the new era of account security.
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Cybersecurity
ThoughtLab reveals 10 best practices for cybersecurity in 2022
May 2022
The benchmarking study reveals best practices that can reduce the probability of a material breach and the time it takes to find and respond to those that happen.
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Distributed Denial of Service
WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks are spiking in Australia
May 2022
According to a new observation by Akamai, Australia has experienced a massive spike in WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks.
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Cloud
Salesforce resets user passwords as GitHub breach investigation continues
May 2022
Salesforce is increasing its security measures after a recent GitHub breach incident investigation reported in Heroku.
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Cybersecurity
APAC unprepared to weather storm of cybersecurity breaches
April 2022
Sixty eight percent of enterprises in Asia Pacific suffered from at least on security breach in 2021, according o a new report from Forrester. 
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Cyber attacks
Four critical cyber attack prevention strategies in 2022
April 2022
The growing threat of cyber adversaries loomed over organisations throughout 2021, and it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter March 2022.
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Inventory management systems
The patch management challenge
March 2022
We all know that patching is important, so why is the physical process for updating systems across the enterprise still so difficult?
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Barracuda
Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
March 2022
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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Cybersecurity
New report shows increase of ICS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure
March 2022
The amount of Industrial Control System (ICS) vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure sectors have been found to have increased by 110% over the last four years, according to a new report by Claroty.
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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Australian data breach statistics revealed in OAIC report
February 2022
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Notifiable Data Breaches Report for July to December 2021, revealing some surprising results around breach disclosure in Australia.