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Blockchain: Why I prefer Proof of Stake (And why Ethereum does too)
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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network infrastructure
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network management
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sustainable it
Consensus mechanisms are tough to get right. Without a good one, the whole concept of decentralisation falls apart quickly: your efficient, fair, real-time, functional, reliable, and secure public ledger simply doesn’t exist.
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Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
Fri, 24th Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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proofpoint
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cyber threats
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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Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Tue, 19th Apr 2022
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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hacking
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eftsure
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social engineering
Fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems. 
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Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
Thu, 22nd Apr 2021
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
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social engineering
There was an increase in the number of attacks aimed at the trade industry and medical institutions, as well in the number of social engineering attacks on individuals.
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Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
Thu, 9th Jul 2020
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vpn
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cybersecurity
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passwords
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
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COVID-19 could boost need for cyber insurance
Wed, 25th Mar 2020
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iot
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cybersecurity insurance
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wireless networks
The reality is that most individuals don’t have adequate protection or knowledge of how to get protection.
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Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
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Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
Mon, 18th Nov 2019
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online retail
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dns attacks
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venafi
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Mon, 11th Nov 2019
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ransomware
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phishing
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malware
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
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Overcoming deepfakes with deep learning
Thu, 4th Jul 2019
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deep instinct
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social engineering
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deepfakes
In the past couple of weeks, there have been high-profile examples of deepfakes, where deep learning, an advanced subset of AI, is used to manipulate videos to create fake videos.
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Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
Wed, 3rd Jul 2019
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phishing
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email security
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In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
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Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Wed, 8th May 2019
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
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Cyber threats progressing as defenses evolve - Trustwave
Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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cybersecurity
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trustwave
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The findings illustrate cybercriminals deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills.
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Okta launches $50mil fund to fuel identity solutions startups
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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okta
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venture fund
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social engineering
The fund will seek out startups that are aligned with Okta's vision of enabling any organisation to use any technology.
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Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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phishing
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email security
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report
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
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Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
Wed, 30th Jan 2019
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cloud
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phishing
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email security
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
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Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
Fri, 11th Jan 2019
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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seo
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
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2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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malware
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email security
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fraud
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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Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
Thu, 13th Dec 2018
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ai
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malware
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ai security
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
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Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Tue, 16th Oct 2018
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
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New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Wed, 12th Sep 2018
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phishing
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email security
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proofpoint
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
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Collaboration tool APIs leaving organisations vulnerable
Mon, 9th Jul 2018
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uc
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collaboration
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Alongside the migration to the cloud has been the rise of application programming interfaces (APIs) and artificial intelligence (AI).
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Internet security researcher seeking assistance from cybercrime victims
Wed, 27th Jun 2018
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phishing
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email security
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social engineering
“Between August 2010 and August 2016, New Zealanders reported almost 28,500 online incidents involving $35million in direct financial losses."
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