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Cybercriminals after money more than anything else - Verizon report
Of all the things cybercriminals aim to accomplish in their illicit activities, money still takes centre stage.
Cybercriminals exploiting virus fears to gain access to corporate IT systems
COVID-19 may have changed the way many people work, but this doesn’t have to mean companies must accept lower levels of security.
Trustwave report highlights biggest cybersecurity trends of today
The 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report highlights key trends around cyber criminals activity and success rate, looking at specific technology, methods, industries and scams.
MailGuard warns against extortion phishing emails
MailGuard has highlighted dangerous email scams following its interception of a large run of extortion phishing emails that demand a ransom payment in bitcoin.
Evasive malware reaches record levels - WatchGuard report
Evasive malware accounted for two thirds of all detections – a massive jump from the 2019 average of 35%.
NZ's global alliances put it at risk for cyber attacks, expert says
"Since 2018, there is clear evidence and a growing trend that the most significant and successful cyber-attacks are carried out by state actors."
Vietnam cybersecurity market to reach USD$215 million
The country witnessed around 4,770 cyber attacks incidents in the first quarter of 2019, which was more than half the figure of the total number of incidents reported last year.
Over 50% of incident response requests occur after damage complete – Kaspersky
It is often assumed that incident response is only needed in cases when damage from a cyber-attack has already occurred and there is a need for further investigation.
Singapore 11th for cyber threats sources, says Kaspersky
Kaspersky Security Network has uncovered more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore in the 2Q19.
Cyber threats: Legacy systems aren't always the culprit
There is a common misconception that product security is the only way to mitigate vulnerabilities and threats.
Organisations feeling inadequate against cyber threats, survey finds
"Adopting a holistic mindset is the only effective way to manage all the various types of cybersecurity threats."
Don’t let fear win: saying no to ransomware
“Agreeing to pay a ransom demand isn’t conducive to long-term security, and emboldens cyber criminals to continue to use this method.”
SecBI makes breakthrough in cybersecurity for SOCs
SecBI has extended its threat detection solution with automated response, an ingredient that has supposedly been missing from the SOAR market.
DimData: Fear finally setting in amongst vulnerable orgs
New data ranking the ‘cybermaturity’ of organisations reveals the most commonly targeted sectors are also the most prepared to deal with the ever-evolving threat landscape.
Experian, Audiens team for Italian data insights
Information services provider Experian and data management firm Audiens are partnering to drive insight from data on the Italian market.
How ‘thinking small’ can alleviate big security headaches
Microsegmentation is the new ‘east-west’ frontier that looks at all of the network connections an intruder can use to move laterally through your environment.
Why Microsoft is in the security business for all the right reasons
Our perception of Microsoft and it's presence in the cyber-security sector needs updating
2018 proves to be a mixed bag of severe cyber threats, report finds
There are more than 100,000 known vulnerabilities that are open to exploitation from attackers.
RSA says blockchain presents a new wave of cyber-risk for global organisations
The $3.1 billion global investment in blockchain solutions in 2018 presents a potential cause for alarm, according to RSA.
Microsoft report: Cyber attacks cost Australia $29b
"The finding that one in five Australian businesses are not performing regular forensics and data breach assessments is surprising."
The weaponisation of AI: how to defend against machine generated cyber attacks
The ‘weaponisation’ of AI was predicted to be one of the biggest cybersecurity threats of 2018. Here's how to prepare.
Fileless malware: Today's unseen threat to businesses
Fileless malware attacks tend to rely as little as possible on executables during infection and compromise.
Here’s what the threat landscape currently looks like, according to Fortinet
Fortinet says there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and using them for cryptomining.
Workplace culture: The first line of infosec defence
In order to truly secure your data, its culture which becomes your first, and most important line of defence.