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Cybersecurity
Infoblox's State of Security Report spotlights Australian remote work hazards
Attackers exploit weak WiFi, remote endpoints, and the cloud, costing 50% of organisations over $1.3 million in breach damages.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC advisory highlights poor security configurations
The GCSB's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a cyber security advisory identifying commonly exploited controls and practices.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI-based email security platform Abnormal Security valued at $4B
"A new breed of cybersecurity solutions that leverage AI is required to change the game and stop the rising threat of sophisticated and targeted email attacks."
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Artificial Intelligence
ForgeRock releases Autonomous Access solution powered by AI
ForgeRock has officially introduced ForgeRock Autonomous Access, a new solution that uses AI to prevent identity-based cyber attacks and fraud.
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Data Protection
Managed Service Providers key to customer data protection
Frequent cyberattacks in the ASEAN region drive the demand for MSPs that can deliver purpose-built security solutions for SME customers.
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Cybersecurity
HackerOne launches Attack Resistance Management solution
HackerOne has launched Attack Resistance Management - a new category of security solution that targets the root causes of the attack resistance gap. 
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Cybersecurity
A10 Networks finds over 15 million DDoS weapons in 2021
A10 Networks notes that in the 2H 2021 reporting period, its security research team tracked more than 15.4 million Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) weapons.
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Application Security
What are the DDoS attack trend predictions for 2022?
Mitigation and recovery are vital to ensuring brand reputation remains solid in the face of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and that business growth and innovation can continue.
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Application Security
Data Theorem launches "industry first" attack surface management solution
"No solution uses full-stack application runtime analysis and dynamic inventory discovery to support the challenges around vendor management."
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Ransomware
80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
"The proportion of victims paying up also continues to increase, even when they may have other options available."
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Cybersecurity
It's the culture: The impact of cyber indifference on cybersecurity
Human behaviour and decision-making are the primary determinants of cybersecurity outcomes, but the argument for human-centric cybersecurity has only recently gained traction.
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Cybersecurity
Individual consumers number one target of cybercriminals
Individual consumers are the number one target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical, according to a new report. 
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Cybersecurity
Rapid7 releases 2022 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK results
Rapid7 has announced the results of its completed 2022 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluation of the company’s InsightIDR and Insight Agent.
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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Encryption
Why it's essential to focus on security fundamentals
Recently the U.S. White House released a statement citing intelligence reports indicating "… that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyber-attacks."
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VMware
Majority of banks paid ransom for cyberattacks last year
VMware's most recent report finds 74% of businesses experienced one or more ransomware attacks in the last year, with 63% deciding to pay the ransom.
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Malware
Top eight DDoS attacks that organisations must avoid
Malware perils lurk in all directions, with DDoS attacks high on the danger list. In fact, early this year, Microsoft disclosed the largest DDoS attack ever recorded at 3.47Tbps.
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Cybersecurity
Attackers innovate, adapt to achieve mission - report
While progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries continue to innovate and adapt to achieve their mission in targeted environments.
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Cybersecurity
Evolving techniques targeting cloud native environments uncovered
Attackers are finding new ways to target cloud native environments, new research from Aqua Security has revealed.
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Cryptocurrency
Check Point discovers security flaw in major NFT marketplace
Check Point Research has identified a security flaw in Rarible, an NFT marketplace with over two million active users.
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Cybersecurity
APAC unprepared to weather storm of cybersecurity breaches
Sixty eight percent of enterprises in Asia Pacific suffered from at least on security breach in 2021, according o a new report from Forrester. 
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Cyber attacks
Four critical cyber attack prevention strategies in 2022
The growing threat of cyber adversaries loomed over organisations throughout 2021, and it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter March 2022.
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Security
A/NZ organisations cite fewer cyber attacks but longer downtime
More than half of security leaders say they have seen an increase in attempted cyber attacks. In addition, many have been directly impacted by data breaches.
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Ransomware
Ransomware payments hit new records as Dark Web leaks climb
The average ransom demand in cases worked by the Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 security consultants rose 144% in 2021 to $2.2 million.