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The most recent data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has something of a silver lining, but not as far as the health sector goes, the ANZ chief of a security firm says.

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Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of Exposed, the industry's first global report on the state of corporate attack surfaces. Based on data sourced between February 2020 and April 2021, the report provides a first-ever look at the impact of attack surface exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the report, Zscaler notes that as businesses began offering more remote work options, their attack surfaces grew concurrently with their dispersed workforce.

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Investment in cyber security reached US$53 billion in 2020, an increase of 10% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.

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Guest Opinion by Anurag Kahol, CTO and co-founder of Bitglass. The past year proved to be a time of dramatic change for companies and consumers all around the world, as the shift to remote work led to a surge in cloud usage as users, devices, apps and data were forced to move off-premises.

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner was notified of 539 data breaches during the July-December 2020 period, an increase of 5% on the figure of 512 reported during the previous three months.

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Ransomware continued on its merry ways in the US public sector in 2020, with 2354 attacks on government, healthcare facilities and schools. The attacks have been only on systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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Thursday, 03 September 2020 22:50

Beware - excessive permissions are the #1 cloud threat

GUEST OPINION by Eyal Arazi, Radware: Migrating workloads to public cloud environment opens up organisations to a slate of new, cloud-native attack vectors which did not exist in the world of premise-based data centres.

Thursday, 03 September 2020 22:39

Beware - excessive permissions are the #1 cloud threat

GUEST OPINION by Eyal Arazi, Radware: Migrating workloads to public cloud environment opens up organisations to a slate of new, cloud-native attack vectors which did not exist in the world of premise-based data centres.

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GUEST OPINION by Greg Wyman, Bufferzone Security:  The world of cyber security has become increasingly complex in past years. Endpoints continue to be the vector that most attackers and hackers use to breach an organisation.

GUEST OPINION by Greg Wyman, Bufferzone Security:  The world of cyber security has become increasingly complex in past years. Endpoints continue to be the vector that most attackers and hackers use to breach an organisation.

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT: DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, today announced a new partnership with CertNexus, a vendor-neutral certification body providing emerging technology certifications for IT and Security professionals.

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT: DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, today announced a new partnership with CertNexus, a vendor-neutral certification body providing emerging technology certifications for IT and Security professionals.

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Australian financial firms are struggling to keep up with the pace of regulatory change, with 69% of local risk managers concerned that complex, interconnected new risks are emerging more rapidly than their own skills are advancing.

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GUEST OPINION By Mark Padginton, Key Account Manager JAMF: Most Australian businesses have deployed tools and services to improve their IT security, yet many remain vulnerable due to one key factor: human beings.

GUEST OPINION By Mark Padginton, Key Account Manager JAMF: Most Australian businesses have deployed tools and services to improve their IT security, yet many remain vulnerable due to one key factor: human beings.

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Australian IT professionals potentially have greater concerns about the security of company financials and intellectual property than the global average, according to a new global study which found that Australian respondents appear nearly 4.5 times more concerned about these areas of security than their home security, compared to the 3 times global response.

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GUEST OPINION by Dan Ternes* : Rapid advancements towards digital transformation are putting significant pressure on traditional identity and access management (IAM) systems, generating huge amounts of data every day. As businesses continue to expand both physically and digitally, organisations are faced with an exponential increase in new user identities and an endless stream of access requests.

GUEST OPINION by Dan Ternes* : Rapid advancements towards digital transformation are putting significant pressure on traditional identity and access management (IAM) systems, generating huge amounts of data every day. As businesses continue to expand both physically and digitally, organisations are faced with an exponential increase in new user identities and an endless stream of access requests.

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Five hundred and thirty-seven data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner during the six months from July to December 2019, an increase of 19% over the previous six-month period, with malicious or criminal attacks - including cyber incidents - accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the total.

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With a number of global certificate outages, malicious software backdoors and major data breaches, 2019 was a banner year for cybercriminals, according to machine identity protection provider Venafi which warns that security professionals should expect to see more attacks targeting machine identities throughout 2020.

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