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Blockchain an inspiring tech for enterprises, but it's attracting hackers too
As blockchain and Bitcoin rocket in value and becomes mainstream across the world, both ISACA and Proofpoint have published advisories.
Security training – a vital first step, but not a solution
Educating employees to protect themselves against phishing and credential theft is necessary, but is it sufficient?
Microsoft uncovers how cybercrime gang uses Intel tech for stealth
Microsoft has uncovered more about cybercrime gang "PLATINUM" group, which now leverages Intel technology to hide its communications.
Thursdays are the most dangerous days for our inboxes, Proofpoint finds
Be especially wary of the dangers lurking in your inbox on Thursdays - because that's when malicious email attachments are likely to spike.
Even more tips for staying safe online: There's no such thing as too safe!
Most important is making sure your software is updated.
IAG Insurance attempts to scam own employees - but not in a bad way
The goal is not to scam them into giving back their wages, but to test them on their cyber security awareness.
NAB phishing scams making the rounds, MailGuard reports
A new wave of bank phishing emails is hitting recipients, this time from attackers impersonating National Australia Bank.
Protecting your identity - what every Australian needs to know
Your identity is as dear to you as your life. Now, imagine having your identity stolen from you without your knowledge.
The need for internet security on your mobile
As hackers target mobile devices, it’s imperative to ensure that you are aware of the threats that are out there, and that your phone is protected.
Aquion catches PhishMe in new distribution deal
Aquion has inked a deal to distribute and resell phishing defence solutions vendor PhishMe’s products in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.
What we can learn from the Google Docs hack
Remember, don’t be embarrassed about falling victim. The more we talk about how these things happen the better we will be.
Menlo Security's global team walks away with two Stevie awards
"Menlo Security is a hot security start-up that is going places, and I'm thrilled to be part of a winning team that constantly innovates."
Verizon report finds cyberespionage is gaining ground
“Cyber attacks targeting the human factor are still a major issue. Cybercriminals concentrate on four key drivers of human behaviour."
Large-scale ASIC scammer targets Australian businesses
Scammers are posing as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Registry to get money and personal information.
Asian cybersecurity confidence levels take a dip
With nation-state cyber attacks, malware intrusions & massive data breaches every day, it is no surprise that cybersecurity is top of mind.
Fake myGov email & SMS scam asks for pics of passports, driver licences
Security watchdog Stay Safe Online has issued a critical alert to Australians, warning them of a fake email and SMS scam purporting to be from myGov.
When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery
Early detection and effective intelligence is critical in today’s digital world to mitigate the risks created by today’s connected world.
Research reveals C-level executives in Asia finally taking control of security initiatives
“The good news is that over two out of three C-level executives in Asia now have high involvement in their cyber security initiatives."
'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government
The net is closing on the notorious hacker group Iron Twilight as evidence points to links in Russian Government .
The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided
It is precisely because of this concept of the cost of doing nothing that we’re able to determine the value of a cybersecurity solution.
Proofpoint discovers SMS phishing app targeting Chinese language users
A mobile malware masquerading as a point-of-sale management app is targeting users in China & Mandarin-speaking regions, Proofpoint recently reported.
Trend Micro's three tips to catch a hacker
If you know what you’re looking for you might be able to spot a potential hacker and an impending cyber attack.
FireEye uncovers the top APAC verticals most likely to be hit by cyber attacks
Targeted threats, spear phishing, email fraud and phishing are some of the top risk trends in FireEye's latest risk report.
NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.