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Malware
Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Web application attacks in the gaming sector have grown by 167% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, according to new research from Akamai.
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API
Security gaps in APIs plague organisations - study
Together, the findings highlight that existing solutions and API security tactics focused on shift-left strategies are failing to adequately protect APIs.
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Cybersecurity
Qualys develops EASM capabilities for Cloud Platform
"Qualys unique approach to EASM is integrating the internal and external asset data from CyberSecurity Attack Management with its VMDR solution into a single view."
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Infrastructure
Rimini Street announces new suite of security solutions for enterprises
Rimini Street has announced the launch of Rimini Protect, a new suite of security solutions set to provide a more comprehensive layer of security.
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Ransomware
Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Ransomware
Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Ransomware
Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Remote Working
RDP attacks on the rise, Kaspersky experts offer advice
"Given that remote work is here to stay, we urge companies to seriously look into securing their remote and hybrid workforce to protect their data."
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Attack
Phishing attacks are making a comeback
No matter what approach or tool cybercriminals use to breach a network, they all have one thing in common: access.
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Manufacturing
Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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Cloud
CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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Cloud
Armis risk management solution hones in on entire attack surface
Armis' new solution for risk-based vulnerability management enables businesses to prioritise mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface.
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DevOps
Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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Fastly
75% of AU businesses wrestling with increased attack surface
Fastly has released research that shows 75% of AU businesses are now living with a vastly increased attack surface caused by reliance on web applications.
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PIJF
The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
A significant amount of today's business and leisure activity relies on IT supply chains. From complex international freight trades to local small business distribution channels, any supply chain that involves IT infrastructure serves as a crucial tool in our daily lives. 
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Check Point
Check Point and CCTV expert join forces to boost protection
The partnership will involve Check Point Quantum IoT Protect Nano Agent being embedded in Provision-ISR’s CCTV cameras for on-device runtime protection.
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DDoS
WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks are spiking in Australia
According to a new observation by Akamai, Australia has experienced a massive spike in WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks.
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Research
New strategies for cloud-native attacks - Aqua Security
New research from Aqua Security reveals attackers are using more sophisticated techniques to target cloud-native environments.
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Barracuda
Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks expands Active Directory Protection portfolio
Attivo Networks has expanded its Active Directory Protection portfolio, adding capabilities to detect identity-based attacks at the domain controller.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI succeeds where humans fail to identify biometrics spoofs
"Biometric technology used for identity verification has evolved in recent years to increase speed and accuracy, now significantly outperforming the human eye."
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Cybersecurity
Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies launch shared solution to stop zero-day attacks
Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies have launched a new solution designed to detect known and unknown (zero-day) attacks across the operational technology (OT) environments in commercial buildings.
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Cybersecurity
Positive Technologies reveals updated cybersecurity platform
Positive Technologies has released a new version of its Network Attack Discovery solution, PT NAD.
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Cybersecurity
Right-Hand announces expansion and new offerings for the APAC market
Cybersecurity company Right-Hand has expanded to the United States and Australia, and has also announced its new platform that focuses on handling cybersecurity issues for businesses.