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VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The number of organisations facing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) from specific adversaries is currently quite small but growing steadily in Australia, according to security expert Loris Minassian of Sydney-based cybersecurity firm CyberStash.

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With a number of global certificate outages, malicious software backdoors and major data breaches, 2019 was a banner year for cybercriminals, according to machine identity protection provider Venafi which warns that security professionals should expect to see more attacks targeting machine identities throughout 2020.

Published in Security
Monday, 16 December 2019 03:02

Quarterly rise in zero day malware detections

There has been a major rise in zero day malware detections, increasing use of Microsoft Office exploits and legitimate penetration testing tools in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new Internet security report.

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There is currently significant growth in demand in the Australian job market for cloud-related cybersecurity training, according to Jon Lang, the CEO of ICT and cybersecurity training provider, DDLS.

SPONSORED NEWS: There is currently significant growth in demand in the Australian job market for cloud-related cybersecurity training, according to Jon Lang, the CEO of ICT and cybersecurity training provider, DDLS.

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The nature and speed of cybercrime means the threat landscape changes quicker than educational institutions can keep up with delivery of cyber security training, according to one cyber education provider who says cyber security is now impacting every sector of the world’s economy and infrastructure.

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Australian Cyber Week 2019 has launched with a week-long series of events and activities nationally coordinated by AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network - and with a focus on cybercrime and Australia's growing cyber security sector.

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Cyber security firm Macquarie Government has launched a new security operations centre as-a-service (SOCaaS) which it says is aimed at addressing the evolving threat landscape faced by Australian government agencies.

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Malicious or criminal attacks were the largest source of data breaches in Australia in the three months to the end of June this year, accounting for 62% of all data breaches, according to a new report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

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Business losses to cybercrime data breaches will rise from US$3 trillion each year to over US$5 trillion in 2024, an average annual growth of 11%, according to a new global cybersecurity report.

Published in Security
Sunday, 25 August 2019 23:56

Warning on emergence of new SMS phishing scam

Security firm Proofpoint says that retailer Kmart’s recent warning of a new attack by a sophisticated SMS scam means that it is important for Australians to remain vigilant and aware of these types of attacks.

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Australian and the world’s healthcare systems face a range of security threats due to malicious activity as cybercriminals attempt to access sensitive information stored in the systems.

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Australian secure payments data platform Eftsure has boosted its coffers with a $2.5 million capital raise, with the additional funding to be used to accelerate growth and to meet the demand for its protection platform for the fight against payment fraud, which cost Australian businesses losses of $1 billion in direct costs alone to cybercrime in 2018, including payment fraud.

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Scammers have stolen at least $16 million from unsuspecting Australians so far this year and this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the ACCC.

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Global analytics firm SAS sees online crime as a big data problem and says more data helps assess threats, while analytics can be applied to solve these concerns.

Published in Data

Cyber attacks are on the rise for Australian organisations and the costs of the malicious attacks has also increased with companies spending US$6.9 million on cyber security related expenditure, according to a new report on the cost of cybercrime.

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 01:19

Sophos secures deal to acquire Rook Security

Network and endpoint security vendor Sophos has acquired managed detection and response services provider Rook Security.

Published in Deals

Cyber criminals continue to use email as a primary vehicle to steal data and deliver advanced threats, according to one security firm which reveals that phishing attacks targeting email users were the most prominent type of cyber attack globally in 2018.

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Australia ranks sixth for the number of malware detections recorded in the APAC region, with a total of 59,301 business detections for the first quarter of 2019, according to a newly released report.

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The results from the 2018 Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety have revealed some startlingly sober stats that Australians shouldn't ignore, given the money lost and time wasted in trying to recover from the very real threat of cyber crime.

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