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GUEST OPINION: Ransomware attacks continue to top the list of IT security concerns for many organisations. They can be disruptive, damaging, and very costly to resolve. Indeed, The State of Office 365 Backup survey highlighted that 67% of Australian businesses are concerned about data being backed up outside their geo residency and 69% are concerned about compliance with data privacy requirements.

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COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released key findings about the ways spear-phishing attacks are evolving. The report, titled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7 – Key findings on the latest social engineering tactics and the growing complexity of attacks, reveals fresh insights into recent trends in spear-phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your business.

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COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released key findings about the ways spear-phishing attacks are evolving. The report, titled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7 – Key findings on the latest social engineering tactics and the growing complexity of attacks, reveals fresh insights into recent trends in spear-phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your business.

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GUEST OPINION: Now a seemingly permanent part of most people’s daily lives, the shift to working from home has been a rapid and jarring experience for many organisations.

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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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GUEST OPINION by Mark Lukie, APAC Sales Engineer Manager, Barracuda:  While activity within Australia’s energy companies is slowly starting to return normal following protracted lockdowns caused by COVID-19, it’s clear that things have changed.

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Australian organisations are struggling with network breaches, ransomware attacks, remote work, and more, according to the latest network security report from cloud security and data protection solutions vendor Barracuda.

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Earlier this year, iTWire ran articles celebrating International Women's Day and Mother's Day, celebrating female leaders and entrepreneurs, and sharing the best advice received from mums respectively, and we're doing the same for fathers and men this September and November, starting with Father's Day 2021.

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GUEST OPINION by Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer, Barracuda: With remote working now the norm for many organisations, security is topping the list of concerns for Australian CIOs.

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 12:08

Dramatic increase in email phishing attacks

Email mailboxes at thousands of organisations have been hit by more than 12 million spear phishing and social engineering attacks between May 2020 and June 2021, according to a new report on email security.

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More needs to be done to protect against application security threats, particularly newer threats like bot attacks, API attacks, and supply chain attacks, according to one global security firm.

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Friday, 12 March 2021 19:04

What is the 'post-COVID normal?'

We asked a number of IT executives what the 'new normal' might look like as the impact of COVID-19 wanes.

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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.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:37

What will 2021 deliver for cybersecurity in Australia?

GUEST OPINION by Mark Lukie, sales engineer manager – APAC for Barracuda: If anyone had predicted half the things that happened in 2020, we should be paying them a lot to give us predictions for 2021! Going into 2021, we should expect many of the key cybersecurity trends from this year to continue in Australia. 

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GUEST OPINION* by Andrew Huntley regional director ANZ and Pacific Islands Barracuda: In the face of growing concerns over the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), increasing numbers of Australian schools are closing and companies are encouraging employees to work from home.

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