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46% operate more than one cloud or on-premises SIEM platform
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Exabeam has released a new survey finding 46% of all respondents operate more than one cloud or on-premises SIEM platform.
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How to secure your customers’ personally identifiable information against compromise
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Businesses of all sizes have adopted data loss prevention (DLP) best practices and strategies to minimise risk. However, those with a DLP strategy should understand that it isn’t a surefire way to stop data loss.
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Claroty’s Team82 finds vulnerabilities in historian server
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Claroty's research team, Team82, has examined the GE Proficy Historian, finding five exploitable vulnerabilities capable of causing damage to the system.
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Number of cyberattacks will continue to increase in 2023
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More than 4000 data breaches occurred in 2022 and companies were forced to increase their cybersecurity budget.
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Data breach in 2023 to exceed US$5 million/incident: Acronis
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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Between July and October, Acronis found that the proportion of phishing attacks has risen by 1.3, accounting for 76% of all attacks.
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Large cyber attack targets several government organisations
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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A New-Zealand IT MSP providing services to several government organisations has experienced a cyber-incident that has compromised access to its data and systems.
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Secureworks CTU identifies increase in stolen credential sales
Mon, 5th Dec 2022
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Reports have revealed that infostealer malware responsible for harvesting corporate data is becoming a growing threat to enterprises and an ideal tool for cybercriminals.
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Fastly finds ANZ organisations increasing cybersecurity spend
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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Research from Fastly has found that over three-quarters (78%) of Australian and New Zealand organisations are increasing their cybersecurity spending, but many are still investing poorly.
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72% of organisations remain vulnerable to Log4j vulnerability
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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The data highlights legacy vulnerability remediation challenges, which are the root cause of the majority of data breaches.  
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Exclusive: CyberArk highlights the importance of identity security
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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In July this year, the company introduced its unified Identity Security Platform. This has led to CyberArk positioning itself as an Identity Security company.
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Delinea - 80% of US companies have had to use cyber insurance
Fri, 25th Nov 2022
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Delinea says this should come as a warning to APAC organisations, who should examine the U.S. experience to avoid similar issues.
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More data breaches on the cards through continued cybersecurity negligence
Tue, 22nd Nov 2022
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Continued cybersecurity negligence will see more data breaches in 2023, according to cybersecurity and biometrics firm Daltrey.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Exabeam
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
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Today we are joined by Steve Moore who is the Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam.
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Insurance for extra baggage has never been more vital
Thu, 17th Nov 2022
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Digital baggage is every type of data - block, file and object – that is critical to our business. Every component needs to be portable, instantly accessible.
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Twelve social media threats to watch for in 2023
Mon, 14th Nov 2022
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There are so many social media platforms for us to choose from— and the same is true for cybercriminals looking to deploy their next attack.
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A dangerous game of hide and seek
Mon, 31st Oct 2022
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A recent report by Sophos shows that cybercrooks are hiding (or dwelling) in the networks of smaller businesses for much longer than their larger counterparts.
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Web companies most likely to lose your data – report
Wed, 12th Oct 2022
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“The digitalised era comes with plenty of pros, but lots of cons at the same time, with possible data leaking probably being the most dangerous one."
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What to do if you’ve become a victim of a data breach
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
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With so much of our lives now taking place online, our digital footprints are bigger than ever. This creates more opportunities for our private data to fall into the wrong hands. 
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Cyber resilience requires more than just cyber security
Fri, 7th Oct 2022
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To protect themselves from ever-evolving cyber-attacks, it is critical for organisations of all sizes, from schools and hospitals to small business and critical national infrastructures, to stay ahead of the game by investing in quality security products.
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Zimperium warns enterprises about new android spyware threat
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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This new mobile trojan is said to be capable of malicious actions including reading, writing and deleting files, recording sound, and setting new application permissions.
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Exposed cloud data a $28 million cyber risk for the average company
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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The average company with data in the cloud faces $28 million in data-breach risk, according to a new report from Varonis. 
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Patient details could be compromised as large North Island GP network hit by a cyber attack
Tue, 4th Oct 2022
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A large North Island GP network has been hit by a cyber attack, with patient details potentially compromised.
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Optus notifies customers of cyberattack and potential data compromise
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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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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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 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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