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Cyberwar a growing concern for organisations - Venafi
Fri, 26th Aug 2022
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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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IT execs fear trickle-down of Nation State attack tools will hurt business
Thu, 26th Aug 2021
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And they are right to be worried, according to new research.
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72% of IT executives fear trickle-down of nation-state attack techniques will hurt business
Fri, 20th Aug 2021
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Nation-state techniques, such as those used in the SolarWinds attack, are already being adopted by ransomware gangs.
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Cyber-attackers target COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in sweeping phishing campaign
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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IBM’s Security X-Force, a task force created in the early days of the pandemic with an aim to combat cyber-attacks related to potential vaccines’ supply chains, released details on a coordinated effort to disrupt the COVID-19 ‘cold chain’.
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WhiteHawk delivers cybersecurity amid heightened threats
Wed, 22nd Jan 2020
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Nation-state attacks have targeted telecommunications and internet service providers, government organisations, and other institutions globally.
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Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
Mon, 16th Dec 2019
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At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
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Three cybersecurity vendors outline 16 industry predictions for 2020
Thu, 12th Dec 2019
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With 2019 coming to a close, Ping Identity, Attivo Networks, and LogRhythm’s experts share what 2020 holds in store for cybersecurity.
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CrowdStrike report lists cybersecurity adversary rankings
Wed, 31st Jul 2019
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In today’s ever-evolving cyber landscape, speed is essential for effective cyber defence.
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The future of cybercrime in Australia – ESET
Mon, 15th Jul 2019
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Cyber-attacks will continue so long as the target seems worthwhile and the attackers have funding to continue their work.
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Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
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The diverse geopolitical and economic interests of the states in the region play a significant role in driving and shaping cyber threat activity against entities operating in APAC.
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Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Tue, 19th Feb 2019
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Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.
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Norwegian security firm thwarts state-sponsored attack by APT10
Mon, 11th Feb 2019
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Norwegian cybersecurity firm Visma is accusing a Chinese state-sponsored attack group (APT10) of allegedly attacking their systems and engaging in cyberespionage.
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Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Mon, 11th Feb 2019
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Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
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Interview: Tenable CTO on how companies should measure cyber risk
Tue, 5th Feb 2019
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Rising geopolitical tensions coupled with an expanding attack surface have left governments and organisations vulnerable to targeted attacks.
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Carbon Black releases 2019 global threat report
Mon, 28th Jan 2019
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The report found that a new breed of cyberattacks (seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension) is emerging.
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Top cybersecurity threats of 2019 – Carbon Black
Wed, 23rd Jan 2019
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Carbon Black chief cybersecurity officer Tom Kellermann combines his thoughts with those of Carbon Black's threat analysts and security strategists.
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LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
Mon, 14th Jan 2019
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LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
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How protecting critical infrastructure starts with securing social media
Tue, 1st Jan 2019
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Erroneous alerts regarding potential missile strikes that caused civil disruption in Hawaii and Japan in recent history.
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2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
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Exclusive: CrowdStrike’s roundup of threats so far in 2018
Fri, 12th Oct 2018
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“Increasingly, we see criminal groups are also using the techniques and tradecraft that were typically the domain of nation states to break into companies.”
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Ten key steps to secure industrial control systems
Thu, 11th Oct 2018
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industrial control systems
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nation state attacks
Malicious groups and individuals worldwide are increasingly targeting critical infrastructure such as power and water supplies, telecommunications and transport systems.
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Cyber attackers using businesses to target nation states
Tue, 4th Sep 2018
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64% of incident response professionals had experienced attackers launching secondary command and control after an initial attack was shut down.
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Exclusive: How nation-state attacks impact businesses
Mon, 13th Aug 2018
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With tensions between global superpowers rising, cyber attacks have become a new frontier for governments to gain an advantage over one another.
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Deep dive: Research finds new links among North Korea’s malware families
Fri, 10th Aug 2018
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By identifying reused code, researchers gained valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns.
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