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The vast majority of IT teams in Asia Pacific and Japan faced a rise in cyberattacks (85%) and a heavier security workload (87%) but strengthened their security skills and knowledge in 2020. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, 59% of the IT teams surveyed in APJ reported team morale was high, according to a global survey conducted by cybersecurity company Sophos.

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The Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the latest Notifiable Data Breaches Report, which highlights how businesses should respond and prevent data breaches caused by ransomware and impersonation fraud.

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GUEST OPINION by Tilly Travers, Sophos: Even the most carefully planned ransomware attacks don’t always go according to plan.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 12:04

Sophos opens new data centre in Sydney

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.

Published in Data Centres
Wednesday, 04 August 2021 12:35

Sophos acquires Refactr

British security software and hardware company Sophos has acquired tech startup Refactr. Sophos is optimising Refactr’s DevSecOps automation platform with its Security Orchestration Automation and Response capabilities to ensure better protection.

Published in Deals
Friday, 30 July 2021 12:30

AMTSO elects new board

Cybersecurity testing standard community AMTSO has elected a new board, appointing Alexander Ivanyuk, Acronis senior director of product and technology, and David Ellis, SecureIQLab vice president of sales and corporate relations, as new board members.

Published in IT Industry
Monday, 26 July 2021 16:51

Sophos warns of Discord-borne malware

The Discord chat system is being increasingly targeted by the malware fraternity, according to security vendor Sophos

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Security vendor Sophos has acquired network detection and response provider Braintrace.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 08 July 2021 12:38

Sophos secures deal to acquire Capsule8

Global cybersecurity company Sophos has acquired New York headquartered runtime visibility, detection and response for Linux production servers and containers provider Capsule8.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 11:49

Passwords: Your first and often weakest defence

Guest Opinion: Password security continues to be a challenge for people and businesses across the world, and in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack where a single password was the key to hackers breaching the entire network, businesses should assess their own password practices.

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Ahoy, me mateys, there's no honour among thieves, as cyber attacks (which are illegal) target illegal software pirates from accessing infamous pirate site The Pirate Bay, who are presumably crying out the homophone "aaaaargghhhh" in frustration.

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In its latest research, Sophos warns the severity and damage that the REvil ransomware may inflict on organisations. The research also gives measures on how organisations can detect the attack and prevent further damage.

Published in Business IT

Malware authors are crafting their wares to bypass scans on Windows systems altogether, using a number of tricks to avoid being put under the microscope by Microsoft's Antimalware Scan Interface, the global security firm Sophos claims.

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Global security vendor Sophos claims to have discovered a new strain of Windows ransomware which is the final executable payload in a manual attack where every other stage is delivered through a PowerShell script. One of the entry points was an on-premise Microsoft Exchange Server installation.

Published in Security

Based on Sophos telemetry and 81 incident investigations from Sophos Managed Threat Response, Sophos’ new research uncovers how attacker behaviours and their tools, techniques, and procedures cause damage to organisation’s network.

Published in Business IT

Sophos’ latest research unveils that scammers employ different tactics to fraud people including social engineering techniques and counterfeit websites such as a fake iOS App Store download page and an iOS app-testing website.

Published in Business IT
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021 11:53

Sophos to open new regional data centres

Security vendor Sophos plans to open a data centre in Sydney in August.

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Sophos XDR, the latest solution from Sophos, synchronises native endpoint, server, firewall, and email security, and creates “the most comprehensive and integrated threat detection and response system.”

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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).

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