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NetEvents announces Innovation Award finalists for 2019
Darktrace, Mellanox, and NetFoundry are amongst the finalists for this year’s NetEvents Innovation Awards 2019, in the fields of Cloud/Datacenter, internet of things (IoT), and cybersecurity.
Trend Micro named as leader in endpoint security
"The bullseye for cyber threats is corporate endpoints, making security solutions in this area a crucial component of any enterprise risk management strategy."
Microsoft announces Azure Sentinel SIEM general availability
Microsoft has announced the general availability of its cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) solution this week.
Enterprise incident response plans suffer from neglect – Verizon study
Incident response plans may be a useful part of cyber-preparedness, but they’re of little use if security teams don’t review, test or update those plans on a regular basis.
Animates data breach affects thousands of online customers
“We unreservedly apologise this incident has occurred. At Animates, we have always prided ourselves on providing great experiences for our customers."
Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node launches
The Canberra Node is a part of the National Network of Nodes, which accelerates cyber capability development and innovation across Australia.
GitHub amps up vulnerability reporting capabilities
GitHub has announced new capabilities that make it easier for developers to report vulnerabilities directly from their repositories.
Impulsive Aussie workers creating a security risk, research finds
A new survey has found Australians are creating an unnecessary security risk for their employers by deliberately avoiding overworked IT teams.
Google rolls out new Anthos capabilities for cloud
Anthos now features Service Mesh that connects, manages, and secures microservices; as well as Cloud Run for Anthos, which enables organisations to run stateless workloads on a fully-managed Anthos environment.
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."
IoT a hot topic in cybercriminal underbelly
"We've lifted the lid on the IoT threat landscape to find that cybercriminals are well on their way to creating a thriving marketplace for certain IoT-based attacks."
Consumer GPS tracker leaks unencrypted data, warns Avast
The T8 Mini GPS tracker and 30 other models by the same manufacturer are designed to keep children, seniors, pets and possessions safe – ironically, the devices themselves aren’t very safe at all.
‘Rotation Champions’ heralding the way for the future of business in China
“Chinese companies have demonstrated great determination to digitise their organisations against the current complex business environment. But to stay ahead of the competition, business leaders need to achieve disruptive growth and reinvent businesses and ecosystems.”
SMBs cite security, backup & recovery as top business concerns
Cybersecurity, backup and data recovery are important, but most SMBs sit between the two lowest levels of IT maturity.
Southeast Asia a hotbed for phishing attacks
Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019.
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.
People just can't let go of old Windows operating systems
Consumers and businesses worldwide are hanging on to older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7, despite the fact that many of those operating systems are no longer supported.
Fileless attacks surge as attackers look to boost ROI
Fileless attacks have skyrocketed 265% this year compared to the first half of 2018, and there’s no sign that they will slow down.
Businesses ignoring security when investing in new tech
Only a quarter of organisations are prioritising security when it comes to technology investment, according to a new report by Advanced.
Palo Alto Networks expands commitment to NZ market
Palo Alto Networks is expanding its New Zealand business operations in order to better prepare local businesses for growing cybersecurity concerns.
Sophos report sheds light on Aussie cybersecurity landscape
“Security is hard. We all know it. Sophos survey highlights the constant challenge presented by the evolving security landscape and never ending search for skills and best practices to help organisations overcome these threats.”
Puppet launches vulnerability remediation product
With vulnerabilities and security breaches on the rise, the latest Puppet product helps IT teams find, prioritise and remediate vulnerabilities.
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
The new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow Akamai to continue to meet its aims of having three-to-five times the capacity of the largest DDoS attacks currently recorded.
More than half of personal data breaches caused by human error
"The biggest cause of breaches remains the fallibility of people and an inherent inability of employees to send emails to the right person."