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Don’t get stuck in the "panic patching" flywheel – there is a better way!
Wed 19 Oct 2022
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It’s an age-old cyber security mantra that all patches must be applied promptly in order to protect against newly discovered threats
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Rimini Street
Mon 20 Jun 2022
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10 minute it jams
Today we welcome back Daniel Benad, who is the GVP & regional GM for Oceania at Rimini Street.
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Developments in phishing and how to protect your business
Mon 9 May 2022
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dr
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phishing
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email security
Phishing, the practice of sending malicious emails to encourage users to perform actions that benefit an attacker, is a key security concern for modern businesses due to its prevalence and impact.
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Qualys adds zero-touch patching to Patch Management app
Wed 29 Dec 2021
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"As organisations implement zero-trust security frameworks, the ability to automate patching so they can better trust assets becomes a foundational aspect of their cyber defence strategy.”
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Majority of IT security professionals find patching overly complex
Wed 13 Oct 2021
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ransomware
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Two-thirds of companies still haven't patched their systems. Yet organisations around the world are still being targeted by WannaCry ransomware attacks.
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Patch management, robust password policies vital in reducing risk of cyberattacks
Fri 17 Sep 2021
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kaspersky
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passwords
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patching
"Legacy OS usage, low-end equipment, compatibility issues and human factors often result in security breaches that can jeopardise an organisation's security."
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Organisations still not getting cybersecurity fundamentals right - Wavelink
Fri 6 Dec 2019
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Research shows that nearly 60% of organisations that suffered a data breach in the two years between 2016 and 2018 fell victim to a known vulnerability with patches available.
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Time to give your security setup an end-of-year clean?
Fri 15 Nov 2019
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firewall
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network security
ExtraHop reminds businesses that ‘tis the season embark on the annual end of year clean: garages, closets and cybersecurity settings.
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Patching: Reducing the gap between exposure and remediation
Fri 15 Nov 2019
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it automation
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ivanti
On average, it takes an organisation 90-120 days to deploy a patch to their devices, which is too big a gap between a patch being released and it being deployed.
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Breaches on the rise despite increased security spend, survey finds
Fri 1 Nov 2019
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"This study shows the vulnerability gap that has been a growing pain point for CIOs and CISOs."
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Cryptojacking and failure to patch still major threats - Ixia
Tue 16 Apr 2019
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ixia
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Compromised enterprise networks from unpatched vulnerabilities and bad security hygiene continued to be fertile ground for hackers in 2018.
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IBM X-Force Red & Qualys introduce automated patching
Tue 19 Feb 2019
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IBM X-Force Red and Qualys are declaring a war on unpatched systems, and they believe automation is the answer.
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Three key steps to improving security patching
Mon 26 Nov 2018
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Many IT departments only patch the top software applications such as Microsoft, Adobe and their browsers.
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Automated Microsoft updates not enough to protect businesses - report
Fri 6 Jul 2018
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Security professionals need to pay attention to desktop applications because most vulnerabilities found in these types of apps can be dangerous.
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Breaking down the ASD’s “top four” strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents
Mon 18 Jun 2018
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pam
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flexera
We take a deep dive into the absolute essential aspects of a robust security strategy, as outlined by the Australian government.
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Ransomware: Top-of-mind for Aussies, but we just don't know what to do about it
Tue 12 Jun 2018
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Ransomware continues to be a major concern for Australian consumers this year - and many are unsure if they have even been affected by it.
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Back to basics: 4 common sense steps to avoid a software attack
Fri 8 Jun 2018
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Flexera's SVP for EMEA shares inside information into why businesses are more at risk than ever and what they can do to better protect themselves.
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Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
Mon 14 May 2018
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smartphones
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“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
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Singapore organizations caught in 'patching paradox'
Tue 8 May 2018
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Singapore organizations say they don’t have the resources to keep up with the volume of patches required to remediate software flaws.
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Australia the best in the world... at being breached
Fri 20 Apr 2018
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cybercrime
Australia may have just cleaned up at the Commonwealth Games, but it appears the nation still has a lot to learn when it comes to cybersecurity.
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Android device vendors dragging the chain on patch updates
Mon 16 Apr 2018
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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Security Research Labs claims that TCL, Oppo and ZTE vendors have at least four or more missed patches designated as critical or high severity.
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Control is critical to contain cyber attacks in New Zealand
Mon 9 Apr 2018
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smartphones
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As evident from CERT New Zealand’s security recommendations, mitigation and prevention of a data breach is a lot more cost-effective than recovery.
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Insights on industrial vulnerability: How secure is your OT infrastructure?
Mon 26 Feb 2018
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Addressing the requirements of an OT network is now more important than ever and requires an integrated approach.
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Intel releases Spectre & Meltdown patches for some Skylake processors
Mon 12 Feb 2018
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Intel has officially released patches to OEM customers and industry partners running Skylake-based platforms.
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