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Thursday, 11 August 2022 15:33

Ransomware attacks on the rise: report

There has been a significant increase in global ransomware attacks in the second quarter of 2022, with attacks up 24% from the three months of the first quarter this year.

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GUEST OPINIONEven before the pandemic forced accelerated digital adoption in the Australian education system, technology used by educators and students alike had come leaps and bounds. From interactive smart boards and learning via tablets, to administrative systems and web-based apps, the digital transformation of the education sector fundamentally changed how students learn, and they outcomes they can achieve.

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Businesses across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) continue to be targeted by cybercriminals as technology advances and attacks become increasingly sophisticated, according to security company Fortinet.

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GUEST OPINION by cybersecurity firm Virsec: Organisations of every size and kind face constant challenges in maintaining adequate cybersecurity skills in the face of growing cyber risk. The existing shortage of cybersecurity skills and high threat levels have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and remote working, causing a rise in IT expenses. This issue is particularly acute in the government sector.

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COMPANY NEWS: Next Telecom is excited to have been named the SonicWall ANZ Emerging Partner for 2022. The SonicWall partner awards recognise the achievements of SonicWall partners in the pursuit of excellence in the rapidly evolving Cyber Security landscape.

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New research shows over half of businesses struggle to reduce the risk of attacks, leaving them fearful of compromise, particularly by nation-states and other types of threat actors. The study also predicts this situation will continue if critical cybersecurity skills shortages aren’t addressed, and if organisations do not employ detection technologies that are effective in production, provide real-time visibility, and integrate with existing tools and processes.

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New research shows over half of businesses struggle to reduce the risk of attacks, leaving them fearful of compromise, particularly by nation-states and other types of threat actors. The study also predicts this situation will continue if critical cybersecurity skills shortages aren’t addressed, and if organisations do not employ detection technologies that are effective in production, provide real-time visibility, and integrate with existing tools and processes.

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GUEST OPINION: When senior managers consider the best ways to protect their IT assets, it can be tempting for them to focus on tactics that will ward off brute-force attacks.

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks:  Attacks against public and private sector assets reached a crescendo in 2021, and moves are now underway to stem the tide more permanently.

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Highlights:

·      In 2020, 4,550 organisations used Barracuda Email Threat Scanner to scan 2,600,531 unique mailboxes and found 2,029,413 unique attacks.

·      On average, 512 attacks were found per organisation. 

·      14% of all mailboxes had at least one email attack detected.

·      59% of the threats detected were phishing scams.

New and improved tool delivers enhanced reporting and redesigned user experience

COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced a redesigned version of the Barracuda Email Threat Scanner, a free tool that helps businesses detect email threats that got past their email gateway. These threats include highly targeted attacks such as spear phishing, business email compromise, conversation hijacking and services impersonation, among many others.

GUEST INTERVIEW: During 2020, cyber attacks surged, teaching business many lessons that have made companies and their staff much safer, but as the attacks continue, what must companies do to be as proactively secure as possible?

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks: In today’s hyper-connected business world, maintaining effective IT security is a complex task. New cyber threats are constantly emerging, and the risk of disruption and loss has never been higher. With this challenge in mind, the US-based MITRE Corporation recently unveiled a new knowledge base designed to help organisations better understand security risks and the steps they can take to counter them.

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Is the state of security stuffed? Well, with security credential stuffing attacks one of the big dangers this year, we spoke to Akamai's APJ Head of Security Technology and Strategy, Fernando Serto.

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Attacking industrial control system computers is an attack on the computers that control the world around you, be it at a utility, factory, air-con systems and more, and these attacks are rising.

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Cyber security defenders face "increasing threats from organisations in the form of bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry and advanced distributed denial of service attacks".

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No longer facing only data theft or pillaging of servers with ransomware, APAC financial institutions are huge targets for monetary gain as attack sophistication reaches new levels, all while Kaspersky defends its honour, ethics and business from the US Government.

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Dramatic cyber crime growth with 144 million attacks detected over the last 90 days mean they are at the highest-ever levels recorded, with emerging digital business models targeted by their evolving nature.

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What to expect and how to prepare for NordVPN’s cyber security predictions for the rest of the year, and advice on staying safe online.

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