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Report finds legacy cybersecurity a cinch for modern cybercrime
Data collected in 2017 shows that attacks like ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to lax businesses.
IT Masters & CSU develop online phishing countermeasures short course
"Generally speaking, the security industry tends to minimise their profile to help reduce what we call the ‘honeypot effect’."
1/4 of email attacks result in employee termination - survey
IT decision makers indicate that 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud but only 40% of organisations have full visibility into them.
Sophos unveils new phishing attack simulation solution
The new solution from Sophos allows organisations to run trial phishing 'attacks' on employees to see who is most susceptible and offer training.
Mimecast takes leap into A/NZ with local channel hires
“Watch this space,” says Mimecast country manager in anticipation of a “raft of announcements” for resellers in the coming year.
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
What cyber security needs to go beyond the network
Forward thinking companies are going beyond penetration testing to employ a more holistic approach to cyber security.
How can partners help SMBs avoid another $12.6m in ransoms?
Local SMBs paid $12.6m in ransoms last year, according to a report by Datto - a big opportunity for partners who can offer the right solutions.
Ezi Office Supplies site compromised in email phishing attack
“On Feb 20 Ezi Office Supplies went on social media to warn their customers that they had been having problems with their email system."
Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
Australia needs at least another 500 more cyber graduates to meet existing demand for cybersecurity as CISOs tackle the shortage.
Social media phishing on the rise as attackers experiment with tactics
The data suggests a pivot in tactics away from traditional cloud service providers.
New Zealand is one of the 'Cyber Five' APAC countries most at risk of cyber attacks
According to Delta, there is now a perception that a cyber attack victim is punished by publicity, rather than the perpetrator.
Kaspersky Lab appoints new general manager for Southeast Asia
“I’m excited to be a part of this company particularly at this time where cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic fields of ICT."
Email scams spotted this week: eBay, Xerox, Office 365, and Xero
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
Kiwis lost $10.1 million to scams last year: Which region felt the worst of it?
"We encourage everyone, no matter how digitally savvy they think they are, to improve their knowledge of scams."
Researchers probe psychology behind phishing attacks
What makes the difference between a successful phishing attack and an unsuccessful one?ask researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.
Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
CERT Australia reveals this year's cybersecurity challenges
Criminals will exploit known vulnerabilities; social engineering will craft sophisticated networks; supply chain targeting will target third parties..
How to ensure your organisation doesn’t get hooked by phishing scams
While many organisations recognise phishing as serious, they often struggle to obtain quality information about specific threats.
Anti-phishing software integrates with SIEMs to secure the enterprise
Research has found that ransomware accounts for over 97% of all phishing emails in 2016.
Empower and mobilise your 'human sensors' to fend off phishing attacks
Some of the largest enterprises in the world fall victim to phishing attacks, even with the latest and greatest technologies. Why?
Thwart phishers and their bait through a total security approach
How many people click on links and enter their details into dodgy phishing websites? Maybe your CEO is a specific target.
42% of Alexa-ranked websites are open invites for attackers
Many of the internet’s supposedly safe websites could actually be a breeding ground for risk.