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COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released key findings about the ways spear-phishing attacks are evolving. The report, titled Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7 – Key findings on the latest social engineering tactics and the growing complexity of attacks, reveals fresh insights into recent trends in spear-phishing attacks and what you can do to protect your business.

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GUEST OPINION: It’s been an essential communication tool for decades, but now email is becoming a growing source of security threats for Australian businesses. Indeed, the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report 2021 stated that the average loss for each successful business email compromise attack is now more than $50,600.

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GUEST OPINION by Scott Leach, VP of APAC at Varonis:  Let’s spare a thought for cybersecurity professionals as we look into our crystal ball to see what 2022 holds. They’ll be under increasing pressure from the ‘bad guys’, and the ‘good guys’ as well. No matter what industry these professionals work in, it will become more difficult to secure data and maintain compliance with government regulations.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 16:34

Why responsibility for ransomware sits at the top

GUEST OPINION by Walter Manyati, Director ANZ for Qualys: As the threat of ransomware attacks continues to escalate, the crippling of high-profile organisations frequently shines the spotlight on this crisis. Yet, it’s not hard to see why – ransomware is such a lucrative business model for cybercriminals.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 16:23

Why responsibility for ransomware sits at the top

GUEST OPINION by Walter Manyati, Director ANZ for Qualys: As the threat of ransomware attacks continues to escalate, the crippling of high-profile organisations frequently shines the spotlight on this crisis. Yet, it’s not hard to see why – ransomware is such a lucrative business model for cybercriminals.

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GUEST OPINION by Luke Smith, Regional Account Director, Barracuda MSPRansomware is rife but organisations that do the work may be able to avoid paying out, should the worst occur.

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GUEST OPINION by Mark Lukie, APAC Sales Engineer Manager, Barracuda:  While activity within Australia’s energy companies is slowly starting to return normal following protracted lockdowns caused by COVID-19, it’s clear that things have changed.

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 12:08

Dramatic increase in email phishing attacks

Email mailboxes at thousands of organisations have been hit by more than 12 million spear phishing and social engineering attacks between May 2020 and June 2021, according to a new report on email security.

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GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Head of APAC and Japan at Ping Identity: When information technology was first embraced by businesses, it tended to be in a very centralised form. Data centres held core applications and databases while users gained access through authorised devices and network links.

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COVID-19 provided fertile ground for attackers to sow confusion and take advantage of healthcare organisations on the front lines, according to global cybersecurity company Varonis.

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Palo Alto's regional chief security officer for Asia Pacific, vice-president Sean Duca, has warned that cyber-attackers are devising ways to use QR codes to steal personal information.

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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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Claroty’s Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report identifies critical infrastructure sectors most at risk and increased attention on security of industrial networks

GUEST RESEARCH by Claroty: Throughout the second half (2H) of 2020, 71% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable through network attack vectors, according to the second Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report released today by Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company. The report also revealed a 25% increase in ICS vulnerabilities disclosed compared to 2019, as well as a 33% increase from 1H 2020.

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GUEST OPINION by Andrew Latham, Asia Pacific Technical Director, Ping Identity: As the number of mobile and web apps being used by businesses and consumers continues to grow, ensuring they remain as secure as possible is a constant challenge.

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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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Cyber attacks on Internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections and cybercriminals use of automated tools to exploit the vulnerabilities, according to a new report from Nokia.

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