Security vendor Sophos announced it has opened a new data centre in Sydney, which provides local capacity to address the growing demand for Sophos Central.
The retail sector became a top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during the pandemic in 2020, according to global cybersecurity company Sophos.
GUEST OPINION by Hayley Turner Director of Industrial Security - APAC at Darktrace: “Double Extortion” might sound like the title of a cheap airport thriller, but it’s a fast-growing component of the current ransomware explosion. While a year and a half ago, only one knownthreat actor used the tactic, there are now more than 16 ransomware groups actively using it.
ANALYSIS The Australian Federal Police appears to have provided the best possible argument for not passing federal bills that seek to enhance its powers, following the provision of details about using existing Australian encryption laws to read the encrypted messages of criminal gangs and take them down.
Encryption laws and distrust in digital security cited as primary reason for potential economic fallout in Australia, according to the Internet Society.
Conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the 16th annual study highlights that Australia outpaces global average encryption adoption, and other key trends in encryption and cybersecurity.
Apple will enforce new privacy notifications in the weeks ahead, a measure that Facebook and other companies that depend on digital advertising have claimed will affect their revenue.
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Securing your ERP system properly is something that must be keeping CISOs awake, given the endless stories of organisations being hacked on an ongoing basis, and with a ton of sensitive data contained within, it has never been more important to enforce and test the security of everything in your company.
With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the spotlight back on the pesky security issue plaguing companies for years, that being of workers connecting to corporate networks from an ever growing number of devices, how does Veeam suggest you handle this issue?
Researchers from the Blackberry Research and Intelligence Team say they have been tracking the activities of affiliates of the MountLocker ransomware group, another one of the numerous ransomware groups that attacks Microsoft's Windows operating system.
The latest Cyberthreats Report from cyber protection powerhouse Acronis says that 2021 will see remote workers and managed service providers targeted by cyberattackers, with data exfiltration to outpace data encryption
With Zscaler’s new research showing attackers turning to encrypted attacks during the pandemic, and encryption-based threats growing by 260% this year, not even healthcare was able to avoid the onslaught of SSL-based attacks - but thankfully, there are defences in active use by businesses to protect IT infrastructure, customers and users.
The good folk who man the security agencies in Australia have cleverly pounced on admissions by Google and Facebook during a parliamentary inquiry, that they do not honour 20% of the requests for data disclosure, to push that well-worn barrow: end-to-end encryption will lead to Armageddon.
Ransomware has changed from being just about encrypting a victim's data and become primarily about data exfiltration, the Russian security firm Kaspersky says.
America's National Security Agency has dug its heels in and is refusing to provide information to Democrat Senator Ron Wyden as to whether it is still planting backdoors in commercial products as it was found to have done with Juniper Networks in 2015.
One of Australia's main newspapers, the Sydney Morning Herald, believes that technology companies can open "very small" encryption backdoors to enable government agencies to snoop on encrypted communications.
Sydney residents now have access to electronic prescriptions with the rollout of prescription software by the national digital health services and systems provider
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