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Attack volumes, breach levels and security investment all rise in Australia
94% of 250 high-level executives around Australia surveyed in a report released today from VMware have noticed a surge in attack volume, which has, in turn, prompted increased investment in cyber-defence.
Not enough being done to combat email fraud in A/NZ - report
New research from SMX has revealed neither private companies nor government agencies have done enough to stamp out phishing and spoofing campaigns throughout Australia and New Zealand.
New report reveals countries most targeted by 'significant' cyber-attacks
Specops Software has unveiled its report listing the countries most-often falling victim to assaults on government agencies, defence departments and other high-value infrastructure.
The real reason to use risk-based authentication in the enterprise
By analysing what the user knows, has, and does, the risk engine can identify legitimate users while denying access to intruders.
Inteview: Mimecast security expert on why email attacks are more successful than ever
Techday spoke to Mimecast Australia principal technical consultant Garrett O’Hara, who walks through why security experts are becoming increasingly pessimistic about email-borne attacks.
Keyfactor and Primekey announce partnership to automate PKI
“PrimeKey and Keyfactor share a mutual respect and mission to provide trust and security in zero-trust networks and manufacturing environments.”
Remote working trend bolsters cybersecurity investment - but downturn predicted
A new report from Canalys indicates investment in cybersecurity has increased 9.7% - but worsening economic conditions could turn the statistic around.
54% rise in gaming-related cyber attacks recorded in April
Social isolation measures, widely implemented throughout the world during March and April, has been linked to both the increase in engagement for gaming and a corresponding boom in game-related cyber attacks.
Attivo Networks partners with Zirilio to bolster managed detection
As part of the partnership, the two companies will integrate their solutions to combat the new cybersecurity challenges that have risen as COVID-19 keeps people working and learning from home.
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
Phishing becoming more prolific and impregnable - report
The study, conducted with VirusTotal and WHOIS XML, analysed more than 600,000 domains to accurately track malicious activity throughout the pandemic.
Phishing attack exploited Samsung, Adobe servers for Office 365 credentials
The campaign used seemingly credible web domain names to lure its victims and bypass security filters, including from Oxford University, Adobe and Samsung.
Oracle combines cloud automation with comms security in new solution
The Oracle Communications Security Shield (OCSS) Cloud is built on the company’s cloud infrastructure, and uses AI and real-time enforcement to combat the heightened risk of infrastructure attacks presented to contact centres and enterprises.
In IT security, ‘good enough’ is no longer good enough
Cyber attackers live by the motto ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’, and COVID-19 delivers a perfect storm of opportunity for them.
Microsoft releases latest edition of Security Endpoints Threats report
he latest iteration of the report sheds more light on the difference in exposure and response to cyber threats between developed and developing countries in APAC.
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
Taking measures to prevent disruption to critical servers is paramount, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are high on the list of threats.
60% of IT managers think email cyber-attacks are 'inevitable' - report
Mimecast has released its latest State of Email Security report, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision-makers on their view of the current state of cybersecurity.
Security spotlight on recent breaches highlights need for effective CASBs
Organisations need to adopt cloud access security brokers (CASBs) with agentless mobile data protection capabilities, says Bitglass product marketing manager Juan Lugo.
Ransomware attacks swell, average ransom payments rise - report
Between 2018 and 2019, the value of demanded ransom payments rose 140%, peaking at an average of US$18,000, while a reported 57% of surveyed organisations settled and paid ransoms during the last 12 months, according to a report from Atlas VPN.
'Huge disconnect' between employer and employee perception of security
59% of IT managers in a survey conducted by Forrester say they are doing enough for their organisation’s cybersecurity, yet 53% of employees disagree.
NASA's cybersecurity incidents rose 266% last year
The aeronautical organisation holds data relating to US national security, intellectual property and other sensitive data which could pose a serious risk if lost to data breaches.
80% of Australian companies think cybersecurity investments 'failing'
A new report from Accenture finds that 70% of Australian organisations are in a 'constant battle' with cyber attacks, while costs are spiralling out of control.
New phishing campaign disguises malware as CV attachments
It comes as resume or CV-themed scams have doubled in the past two months, with one out of every 450 malicious files reported involving CVs.
Zscaler buys Edgewise, with its sight set on zero-trust
The acquisition indicates Zscaler's path towards improving the security of east-west communication, as well as its quest to achieve a zero-trust environment.