Displaying items by tag: Proofpoint

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:55

Proofpoint revisits APAC distribution arrangements

Cybersecurity and compliance vendor Proofpoint has appointed Ingram Micro as a distributor for Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand; M.Tech for Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia; and ITSDI for the Philippines.

Published in Resellers

Security provider Proofpoint notes the massive growth in scams reported in the latest Scamwatch report, drawing attention to the fact that Australian losses to scammers reached 80% of 2020's total in just six months.

Published in Your Tech

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint has identified a malware called LastConn which has targeted government institutions in the Middle East and global government organisations associated with geopolitics in the region.

Published in Security

Proofpoint unveils innovations across its platforms to protect organisations from advanced threats, data loss, and risks. Its Threat Protection Platform features BEC defence, which prevents potential financial losses.

Published in Business IT

Email security company Proofpoint has appointed Cisco ANZ cyber security director Steve Moros to lead its Asia-Pacific advanced technology group.

Published in People Moves

Security firm Proofpoint has been acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo in a cash transaction that values the tech firm at about US$12.3 billion (A$15.8 billion).

Published in Deals

Well-known infosec practitioner Katie Moussouris, the chief executive and founder of Luta Security, has called on patrons of the Free Software Foundation to pull out after the organisation allowed its founder, Richard Stallman, to take up a position on the board again, more than two years after he quit over remarks about the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender.

Published in Open Source
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.

Published in Cloud
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Monday, 08 February 2021 21:06

Phishing still a problem, says Proofpoint

Security company Proofpoint's seventh annual State of the Phish report reveals that nearly three-quarters (74%) of surveyed infosec professionals in Australia said their organisations faced broad-based phishing attacks in 2020.

Published in Security

Veteran security researcher Chester Wisniewski says the takedown of the Emotet botnet is to be welcomed but notes that the primary Emotet operators were not apprehended, which meant that they would rebuild new infrastructure and go back to business as usual.

Published in Security
Sunday, 08 November 2020 23:06

In conversation with Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint

Kalember offers some insights into the 'Business Email Compromise' scourge currently facing many organisations.

Published in Security

In advance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US, held every year in October, KnowBe4 is offering a free social media safety course in what is also an obvious attempt to promote the fact it provides security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform.

Published in Security
Monday, 31 August 2020 16:43

Lei leads Proofpoint in APJ

Cyber security and compliance company Proofpoint has appointed Alex Lei as its new regional leader for Asia-Pacific and Japan.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 14 February 2020 12:50

Attackers expand coronavirus-themed email attacks

Security attacks taking advantage of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have seen attackers leverage conspiracy theory-based fears around purported unreleased cures for the virus and campaigns that abuse perceived legitimate sources of health information to manipulate users, according to a global security firm.

Published in Security

Cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated impersonation attacks on Australian businesses, according to a new survey which found that 54% of Australian Infosec professionals faced phishing-triggered ransomware infections in 2019 — more than any of the other six countries surveyed, including the US, UK, Japan, Germany, France and Spain.

Published in Security

Australia’s online retailers are susceptible to cybercriminals spoofing their brand identity and increasing the risk of email fraud for customers, according to a new report.

Published in Security
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