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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director at Attivo Networks: When the global SolarWinds cyberattack came to light earlier this year, it sparked grave concerns across private and public-sector organisations. If attackers could use software from a trusted vendor to breach defences, how could security ever be guaranteed again?

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks: With cybercriminals always on the hunt for new ways to mount attacks, organisations are paying more attention to the weaknesses that exist within many deployments of Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD).

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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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Monday, 26 October 2020 23:44

Using fake data to protect against cyberattacks

GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, Attivo Networks:  Separating truth from fiction in these days of social media campaigns and so-called fake news can often be challenging. As a result, false data that appears valuable can influence people.

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, Attivo Networks: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a rough and costly period for many organisations, yet for one group, it has opened up a raft of potentially lucrative new targets.

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To what degree can you hope to control the actions of an attacker, says Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks

When we hear about cybersecurity incidents, it is mostly because an attacker is in the box seat and in control. Perhaps they have breached a company and exfiltrated data, or unleashed ransomware or some other type of malware payload.

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook Attivo Networks: A long time target for adversaries, Active Directory is getting a long-awaited defensive makeover, writes Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks.

GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook Attivo Networks: A long time target for adversaries, Active Directory is getting a long-awaited defensive makeover, writes Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks.

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The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner shows that Australian businesses have learnt nothing from the devastating impacts of breaches in other countries, a cyber security professional says.

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Annual security costs for companies are much less in Australia than in Germany, the US, the UK and Singapore, the global cyber security firm Malwarebytes says in a report released on Wednesday.

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Malwarebytes opened its Australian office last October, targeting both business and consumer customers, and iTWire spoke to its regional director Jim Cook about ransomware, Macs and more.

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