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Phishing
Research shows importance of people-centric security
Last month
Organisations need to be more cognisant of such malicious attacks, and build better cybersecurity posture from a people-centric standpoint.
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AI
Proofpoint launches Intelligent Compliance Platform
August 2022
Proofpoint has announced the launch of its Intelligent Compliance Platform, offering enterprises modern regulatory compliance safeguards.
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Cloud Security
Organisations struggling to secure new cloud environments
August 2022
“In the wake of COVID-19, organisations substantially accelerated their digital transformation initiatives to accommodate a remote workforce."
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Phishing
Top universities lagging on basic cybersecurity - report
August 2022
Universities in Australia, the US and the UK are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, creating higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
July 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Cybersecurity
Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
June 2022
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
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Cybersecurity
2021 the year cyber criminals got creative - Proofpoint
June 2022
One constant that remains as organisations approach a sense of normalcy after a disruptive year is that cyber criminals continue to target and exploit people.
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Cyber Criminal
Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
March 2022
More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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Cloud
Splunk names Proofpoint's ex-CEO as new leader and board member
March 2022
Splunk has named Gary Steele as the company’s new chief executive officer, and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective April.
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Cybersecurity
Insider threats costing organisations $15.4 million a year
January 2022
Negligent insiders are the root cause of 56% of incidents while credential thefts have almost doubled and are the costliest to remediate.
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Cybersecurity
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
December 2021
Investment scams increased a mild 8% on the previous month but the amount of money lost almost doubled.
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CASB
The promise and peril of the cloud: why a people-centric approach is vital
August 2021
Two-thirds of Australian CISOs see cloud account compromise as the most significant risk to their organisation in the next year.
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Malware
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
August 2021
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
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Cybersecurity
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
August 2021
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing. 
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Proofpoint
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
August 2021
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
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Cybersecurity
Huge increase in threat actors using Cobalt Strike - Proofpoint research
July 2021
Proofpoint cybersecurity company has released research finding a 161% increase in threat actors using the threat emulation tool Cobalt Strike.
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Microsoft Teams
Proofpoint delivers advanced data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams
June 2021
“Teams compliance is a must-have for regulated and highly litigious industries, while Teams DLP is essential as users collaborate with sensitive information."
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SaaS
Cloud account takeovers present serious security risk to enterprises
May 2021
"Cloud account compromises and sensitive information loss can disrupt business, damage brand reputation, and cost organisations millions annually.”
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Cloud
Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
May 2021
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
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Phishing
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
January 2021
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
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Cybersecurity
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
December 2020
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
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Microsoft Teams
Proofpoint rolls out new Microsoft Teams integration with focus on compliance
October 2020
“The integration with Proofpoint ensures that regulated firms are able to address compliance and empower employees in this new paradigm of work.”
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint and CyberArk extend partnership to further safeguard high-risk users
September 2020
“Our CyberArk partnership extension provides security teams with increased detection and enhanced adaptive controls to help prevent today’s most severe threats."
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint enhances security awareness training platform
September 2020
Available in Q4 2020, the platform will integrate more closely with Proofpoint’s best-in-class threat intelligence.