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GUEST OPINION: There's no doubt the last couple of years have been interesting ones for ICT channel businesses. The curve ball that was COVID-19 brought unprecedented uncertainty to the market and triggered a tsunami of digital transformation. So, what does the remainder of the year hold in store? Here are five security-related trends your channel business should be across in 2022.

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is encouraging organisations "to urgently adopt an enhanced cyber security position. Organisations should act now and follow ACSC’s advice to improve their cyber security resilience in light of the heightened threat environment."

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GUEST OPINION: Information and security professionals face the uncomfortable and bleak reality that ransomware will only get worse in 2022: increasing in its sophistication, frequency, and volume. Ransomware continues to be aided by the consistent disruption caused by the pandemic, the adoption of new technologies that increase data generation and information sharing, and the ongoing remote working by millions who are based outside the perimeter defences of their office’s network.

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GUEST OPINION: It’s been an essential communication tool for decades, but now email is becoming a growing source of security threats for Australian businesses. Indeed, the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report 2021 stated that the average loss for each successful business email compromise attack is now more than $50,600.

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COMPANY NEWS:  ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response (NDR) has expanded decryption support for Microsoft authentication and application protocols, providing high-fidelity detection of malicious activity associated with nearly two-thirds of the most exploited network protocols.

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GUEST OPINION by Brad Newton, ANZ Managing Director at Cohesity:  Insurance by definition is ‘a financial agreement whereby premiums are paid in exchange for a guarantee that costs will be met if a predetermined event occurs. Given the Australian Cyber Security Centre receives over 67,500 cybercrime reports each a year, and a ransomware attack happens globally every 11 seconds, it’s little wonder the global cyber insurance market is valued at more than $8 billion annually, with a compounding annual growth rate of 23.76% through 20271.

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A joint parliamentary committee has proposed that an amendment to the laws governing critical infrastructure be split up into two, in order to pass what it says are "urgent reforms".

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Macquarie Telecom surpasses 200 government-cleared security staff as it continues to invest in local skills and capability to protect Australia’s sensitive and government citizen data.

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Cyber-security incidents reported by victims fell during the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says in its annual threat report, adding that there was also a drop in the most severe types of incidents.

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre says it is aware of disruptions being experienced on some Department of Parliamentary Services-issued smartphones and tablets over this weekend.

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Channel Nine, the main TV channel owned by Nine Entertainment, has managed to put its breakfast show Today to air on Monday, a day after the show's weekend edition could not be aired on Sunday due to what the company has called a "cyber attack".

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:21

ASIC sic'd by sickening cyber security incident

On the 25th of January, ten days after ASIC became aware of a cyber security incident affecting a server used by ASIC, the world was notified of the ASIC hack attack.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 18:02

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 18:00

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 17:49

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

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Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in what it claims is "a world-leading technology development".

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre has issued a warning to the health sector, saying it has seen increased targeting by attackers using the SDBBot remote access trojan.

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While Australian households are generally well aware of the nature of cyber security threats, they are less well prepared to protect themselves from evolving threats targeting smartphones, tablets and the growing number of devices that make up the digital environment within the home, according to new research.

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