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Identity and Access Management
The rising importance of cloud ID and access management in an increasingly online world
Australian businesses face a growing array of sophisticated cyberthreats aimed at breaching networks, stealing data, and causing disruption.
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Ransomware
Ransomware topped ICS and OT threats in 2021 - report
The report named three new threat groups targeting ICS/OT environments, including two that gained access into OT systems of industrial organisations.
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KnowBe4
50% of employees use unauthorised file services for work
KnowBe4 has released a new report showing half of the employees at shadow IT companies use unauthorised file services to complete their work.
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Smartphone
Children, teens more vulnerable to mobile threats - report
New research by McAfee has found that the increased uptake of mobile devices over laptops has fostered a false sense of security among smartphone-using children and teens.
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Ransomware
Five cyber threat trends and what they mean to your business
The recent Russia-Ukraine crisis has unearthed the worrying possibilities of widespread cybersecurity threats, further highlighting the importance of the role threat intelligence plays in protecting infrastructure.
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Compliance
Qualys Context XDR launched to rapidly identify threats
Incident response and threat hunting teams need an accurate picture of their attack surface to maintain an effective security program, Qualys states.
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Remote Working
As the threat landscape evolves, SASE security models may be the answer
"This survey confirmed that organisations have a gap when it comes to users, devices, and access security. To bridge this gap, organisations should progress to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture."
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Data Protection
Kiwi exporters finding 'She'll be Right' doesn't fly in Europe
Cybersecurity expert Daniel Watson says international customers are demanding more rigorous cybersecurity from NZ firms.
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Cybersecurity
Trend Micro blocks 94 billion threats in 2021
Detections increased 42% as malicious actors stepped up their attacks.
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Check Point
Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Software vendors saw the largest year-on-year growth in 2021 at 146%, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of the organisation.
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Ransomware
Kaspersky lists 5 cyber threats to watch for in 2022
Global privacy company Kaspersky has highlighted some of the most significant cyber threats New Zealand consumers and businesses should be prepared for in 2022.  
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Malware
Trickbot takes top malware spot in Australia, Emotet returns
Trickbot and Emotet have topped the list of the most prevalent malware in Australia, according to new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Malware
Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
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Business Intelligence / BI
CyberRes launches Galaxy, brings cyber threat intelligence to security execs
CyberRes Galaxy enables cyber professionals to gain visibility into pressing threats to their business and helps organisations secure their value chains so they can focus on driving business growth, the company states.
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Cybersecurity
NormCyber delivers cyber and data protection with latest release
“Midsized companies face complex security threats and increasingly onerous compliance requirements but rarely do they have the in-house resources to manage all of this themselves; this is exactly where smartbloc. comes in."
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Cybersecurity
Log4Shell zero day vulnerability most significant security threat of past decade
Its effects will be felt far into 2022 and beyond, according to Imperva Research Labs.
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Cybersecurity
1 in 10 servers and web apps vulnerable to Log4Shell
According to telemetry data from cybersecurity company Tenable, as of the 21st of December 2021, only 70% of organisations have even scanned for the Log4Shell vulnerability. 
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Cyber Threats
IDC: Digital transformation investments lead to increased cyber threats for APAC
IDC has explored what the cyber threat landscape will look like in the new year, with a few key predictions around different attack models and possible solutions.
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Microsoft
Beyond Identity joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association
To be considered for MISA, organisations must be nominated by Microsoft and demonstrate integrations that support the goal of improving enterprise security. 
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McAfee
Heightened cyber threats this holiday season according to McAfee and FireEye
McAfee Enterprise and FireEye research have revealed that Australian enterprises are being targeted by cyber threats this holiday period, costing some over AUD$130,000.
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Cybersecurity
Cohesity launches new Security Advisor feature to spot data threats
The new feature helps reduce human errors and achieve a higher level of cyber resilience in customer environments.
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Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks brings ThreatDefend Platform to Aus market with new distie agreement
The partnership is designed to enable Attivo Networks to accelerate its overall business growth and meet regional demand among large and mid-market public and private sector enterprises, according to a statement.
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Cybersecurity
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in A/NZ region
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
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Cybercrime
Massive increase in cyber threats since global pandemic - report
New research has found a major increase in cyber threats since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.