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SaaS
Maintaining secure systems with expectations of flexible work
Most office workers feel they've proved they can work successfully from home, and as much as employers try, things aren't going back to the way they were anytime soon.
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Cybersecurity
Hard numbers: Why ambiguity in cybersecurity no longer adds up
As cybersecurity costs and risks continue to escalate, CEOs continue to struggle with what their investment in cyber protection buys. Getting rid of ambiguity becomes necessary.
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Cybersecurity
Managed service providers: effective scoping to avoid costly vendor pitfalls
Managed security services are outsourced services focusing on the security and resilience of business networks.
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Cybersecurity
It's the culture: The impact of cyber indifference on cybersecurity
Human behaviour and decision-making are the primary determinants of cybersecurity outcomes, but the argument for human-centric cybersecurity has only recently gained traction.
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Cybersecurity
Insurable or not insurable? The new questions surrounding cyber risk insurance
The increasing question organisations face with cyber risk insurance is no longer ‘should we purchase’, but ‘can we get it?’
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Phishing
APAC orgs underprepared for cyber risks, study finds
New research has found that IT decision-makers are complacent about risks to the business from phishing and business email compromise, also known as CEO fraud.
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Cybercrime
Why cyber risk management should be top priority in 2022
Has your leadership team spent much of the past two years in firefighting mode, responding to the issues that COVID-19 has created? Join the club.
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Cloud
Cybersecurity leaders must evolve during challenging times
The role of cybersecurity leader needs to evolve, as accountability for cyber risk shifts outside IT and direct decision-making control is lost.
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Compliance
The shape of risk management in 2022: Cyber risk quantification, ESG, and operational resilience
MetricStream outlines several trends and predictions on risk management that enterprises should watch on in 2022.
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Ransomware
Ransomware, supply chain and trojans top cyber risks against financial institutions
2021 has seen a steady rise in cross-border cyber attacks perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated threat actors. 
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Trend Micro
Trend Micro puts zero trust theory into practice with latest launch
“This new solution adds further telemetry and visibility of connections across the entire IT environment to truly inform SOC teams. This is true zero trust theory put into product form.”
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Ransomware
Veritas: The time has come to address COVID-19 related security gaps
"With the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Australian businesses were right to prioritise the shift to remote working. Now though, the time has come to take action and redress the balance.”
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Avast
New Zealanders are exposing themselves to cybercrime, study shows
According to Avast, many New Zealanders are exposing themselves to unnecessary online risks and cyber threats through careless digital practices.
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Cyber Risk
RSM Australia & X-Analytics partnership analyses dollar value of cyber risk
“The current threat landscape and cyber attacks show that something needs to change."
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Proofpoint
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
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Cyber Risk
Employee stress leads to greater cyber risk for Australian companies
More than half (55%) of Australian employees feel their stress levels are impacting their ability to focus on their job, and are undertaking risky behaviours that expose organisations to cyber threats, according to new research from Forcepoint.
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Cyber Risk
SecOps NZ employee receives highest level of certification for Tenable
SecOps NZ’s principal security consultant Carl Pruvis has been awarded an elite Tenable certification for technical mastery, which helps SecOps NZ clients manage, measure and reduce cyber risk.
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Cybersecurity
Australians ignoring cybersecurity policies in favour of productivity
Trend Micro has found that 67% of remote workers have increased their cybersecurity awareness during COVID-19 related lockdowns. However, despite greater awareness people may still engage in risky behaviour, the survey finds.
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Data breach
Cloud security planning – here’s to a safer future
Discussion is likely to focus on cloud security, with IT professionals asking themselves: How did we cope with the threat situation last year?
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Risk
Top 10 operational risks for executives in 2020
It is crucial for businesses to design and implement effective risk management capabilities and response mechanisms to maintain agility and resilience.
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Exploits
Radiflow launches iRISK for greater visibility into risk and vulnerability
Radiflow, the company that provides cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, has launched a business driven industrial risk analytics service known as iRISK.
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ServiceNow
BitSight and ServiceNow announce integrations improving cyber risk management
Together, BitSight and ServiceNow provide organisations with prioritised visibility and automated workflows to manage cyber risk.
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Cybersecurity
New research highlights third party risks facing organisations
modern risk management must account for ongoing changes in third-party relationships and mitigate risks in an iterative way — that is, on a continual basis, rather than at specified intervals."
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Analytics
BitSight announces enterprise analytics to help security leaders manage risk
The solution provides visibility into which groups have the biggest impact on their organisations' overall cyber risk posture and helps identify areas for security performance improvement.