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Customers vs banks - Where should the buck stop in preventing finance scams?
3 days ago
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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fraud
As cybercrime rates surge, Australia's major banks grapple with responsibility for preventing financial scams, prompting critical discourse on customer versus bank account protection roles.
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Healthcare sector's cybersecurity confidence misplaced, warns Kroll report
3 days ago
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ransomware
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phishing
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it in healthcare
Kroll's report reveals an alarming self-diagnosis gap in the healthcare sector's cybersecurity, with 26% of firms admitting immature processes, yet almost 50% claim they have 'very mature' systems.
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Fortinet upscales OT & CI cybersecurity in Asia-Pacific
3 days ago
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firewall
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network security
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iot security
Fortinet boosts operational technology and critical infrastructure cybersecurity measures in Asia-Pacific, appointing Michael Murphy to helm these initiatives.
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Armis warns of major cyber-attack risk to 2024 global elections
Last week
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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ai
Cybersecurity firm Armis predicts nation-states could target the 2024 global elections for a major cyber attack, with many organisations and governments ill-prepared for such threats.
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IT-ISAC forms group for enhancing data centre security
This month
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data centre operators
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cybersecurity
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threat intelligence
IT-ISAC establishes a new special interest group, DC-SIG, designed to fortify global data centre security by bolstering threat intelligence sharing.
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Trustwave launches Threat Intelligence as a Service for businesses
This month
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dark web
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cybersecurity
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trustwave
Trustwave has introduced Threat Intelligence as a Service (TIaaS), a proactive tool in cybersecurity to provide businesses with actionable, personalised threat intelligence.
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AI bolsters security response times, reveals ReliaQuest report
Last month
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email security
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phishing
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ai
ReliaQuest's annual threat report reveals AI and automation technologies improve organisations' response time to security incidents by up to 99% year on year.
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Cybersecurity providers failing most professional services firms
Last month
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cybersecurity
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it professionals
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threat intelligence
New research reveals that 70% of professional services firms are hindered by underperforming cyber security providers, intensifying the urgency for superior cyber defence strategies.
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Ransomware attacks rise by 46% in February 2024, finds NCC Group
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ransomware
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ncc group
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threat intelligence
Escalating ransomware attacks surged by 46% in February 2024, marking 416 cases, according to NCC Group's Threat Intelligence team. Industrials, consumer cyclicals and non-cyclicals are top targets.
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CrowdStrike & HCLTech unite to boost managed security solutions
Last month
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ai security
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ai
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike aims to bolster the digital security transformation of companies worldwide through a strategic alliance with tech giant HCLTech.
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Heritage Lifecare looks to SSS for around the clock cybersecurity services
Last month
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email security
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phishing
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threat intelligence
Heritage Lifecare, one of New Zealand’s largest aged care providers, has secured continual cybersecurity protection with SSS IT Security Specialists, relieving its fear of off-hours cyberattacks.
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Pegasus spyware could target iOS devices, says Group-IB
Last month
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apple
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cloud services
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encryption
A recent analysis by Group-IB sheds light on the alarming potential of Pegasus spyware, exploring wider implications for the famed security of iOS products.
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CrowdStrike & NVIDIA team up for AI-powered cybersecurity
Last month
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ai security
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ai
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cybersecurity
CrowdStrike and NVIDIA are collaborating to bolster AI-powered security on CrowdStrike's Falcon XDR platform. The alliance will harness NVIDIA’s GPU-optimised AI to enhance threat detection and defence, aiding in faster breach prevention.
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Big move for Google Cloud with launch of Security Command Center Enterprise
Last month
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cloud services
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public cloud
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cloud security
Google Cloud has launched the Security Command Center Enterprise, a first-of-its-kind cloud risk management solution that integrates cloud security and enterprise security operations while using advanced AI and Mandiant's threat intelligence to optimise multi-cloud protections.
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How to Prepare for a Surge in Supply-Chain Cyberattacks
Last month
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collaboration
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deloitte
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threat intelligence
Businesses are bracing for a rise in supply-chain cyberattacks, driven by increased digital interconnectedness and evolving threats, with strategies including proactive threat detection and third-party assessments.
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Tesserent Academy partners Toorak College for girls' cybersecurity education
Last month
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firewall
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network security
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soc
Tesserent Academy partners with Toorak College to provide free cybersecurity education to 100 Year 10 female students; the initiative aims to inspire careers in cybersecurity and bridge the gender gap in the sector.
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The convergence of endpoint security & automated investigation & response
Last month
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malware
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siem
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ueba
Endpoint threats soared by 50% in 2023, prompting organisations to adopt Endpoint Automated Investigation and Response (EAIR) to enhance security and respond swiftly to data breaches.
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Telefónica Tech UK&I unveils NextDefense for future-proofed cybersecurity
Last month
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siem
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testing
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advanced persistent threat protection
Telefónica Tech UK&I unveils NextDefense, a cybersecurity service brand aimed at aiding customers towards a secure digital future, leveraging its global Security Operations Centres network.
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BianLian turns to extortion after decryptor released, reveals Avast
Last month
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cybersecurity
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powershell
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threat intelligence
After Avast releases a BianLian decryptor, the hacking group resorts to extortion-only operations, exploiting vulnerabilities like TeamCity servers, reports GuidePoints.
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Red Canary expands threat detection over AWS, Azure & Google Cloud
Last month
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cloud services
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microsoft
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public cloud
Red Canary updates its cloud threat detection capabilities to cover top providers AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP, in response to demand prompted by a 16-fold increase in cloud compromises reported in 2023.
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Ransomware peaks as top threat in ANZ as study highlights AI need
Last month
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firewall
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ransomware
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wfh
Ransomware emerges as the top cyber threat in Australia and New Zealand, with 62% of organisations seeing a rise in incidents in 2023.
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Silobreaker launches integration with MITRE ATT&CK
Last month
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malware
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
Security firm Silobreaker launches a groundbreaking integration with MITRE ATT&CK to streamline threat analysis and response, boosting cyber defence across numerous sectors.
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BlackFog bags teissAward2024 for Best Threat Intelligence Technology
Last month
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cybersecurity
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awards
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threat intelligence
BlackFog bags the teissAward2024 for Best Threat Intelligence Technology, cementing its status as a top player against rising AI-based threats and ransomware attacks.
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Radware reveals surge in cyber attacks in 2024 report
Last month
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managed services
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advanced persistent threat protection
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partner programmes
Radware's 2024 threat analysis shows a worrying 171% increase in malicious web activity, driven by escalating Layer 7 Web DDoS attacks.