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Cyber Criminal
Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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Splunk
Splunk names Proofpoint's ex-CEO as new leader and board member
Splunk has named Gary Steele as the company’s new chief executive officer, and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective April.
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Cybersecurity
Insider threats costing organisations $15.4 million a year
Negligent insiders are the root cause of 56% of incidents while credential thefts have almost doubled and are the costliest to remediate.
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Cybersecurity
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Investment scams increased a mild 8% on the previous month but the amount of money lost almost doubled.
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CASB
The promise and peril of the cloud: why a people-centric approach is vital
Two-thirds of Australian CISOs see cloud account compromise as the most significant risk to their organisation in the next year.
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Malware
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
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Cybersecurity
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing. 
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Proofpoint
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
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Cybersecurity
Huge increase in threat actors using Cobalt Strike - Proofpoint research
Proofpoint cybersecurity company has released research finding a 161% increase in threat actors using the threat emulation tool Cobalt Strike.
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Microsoft Teams
Proofpoint delivers advanced data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams
“Teams compliance is a must-have for regulated and highly litigious industries, while Teams DLP is essential as users collaborate with sensitive information."
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SaaS
Cloud account takeovers present serious security risk to enterprises
"Cloud account compromises and sensitive information loss can disrupt business, damage brand reputation, and cost organisations millions annually.”
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Ransomware
Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
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Phishing
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
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Cybersecurity
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
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Microsoft Teams
Proofpoint rolls out new Microsoft Teams integration with focus on compliance
“The integration with Proofpoint ensures that regulated firms are able to address compliance and empower employees in this new paradigm of work.”
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint and CyberArk extend partnership to further safeguard high-risk users
“Our CyberArk partnership extension provides security teams with increased detection and enhanced adaptive controls to help prevent today’s most severe threats."
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint enhances security awareness training platform
Available in Q4 2020, the platform will integrate more closely with Proofpoint’s best-in-class threat intelligence.
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Training
Proofpoint launches new SMB focused security awareness training
Proofpoint has launched security awareness training for small to medium businesses (SMBs) with the aim of reducing successful phishing attacks and malware infections to almost zero.
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Remote Working
Okta, CrowdStrike, Netskope and Proofpoint create shared zero trust security strategy
Okta, CrowdStrike, Netskope and Proofpoint have joined forces to develop and launch an integrated, zero trust security strategy, stating that this is crucial for today’s digital and remote working environments.
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Phishing
'Social engineering at scale': Phishing attacks milk COVID-19
Attackers are commonly using false cash stimulus ‘promises’ as bait.
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Cybersecurity
80% of cyber threat landscape uses COVID-19 as leverage - report
A report released recently by Proofpoint reveals the extent to which cyber attackers are capitalising on fear and paranoia surrounding the pandemic, with instances of coronavirus-themed attacks increasing every day.
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Healthcare
Cybercriminals prey on healthcare panic to spread malware
Cybercriminals are now using fake HIV test results to spread their malicious phishing attacks, as they move quickly to cash in on healthcare scares in the wake of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
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Phishing
Australian professionals high target for cyber crims, new study shows
More than half (54%) of surveyed Australian Infosec professionals faced phishing-triggered ransomware infections in 2019, according to a new report titled ‘State of the Phish’ by Proofpoint.
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint acquires insider threat management firm ObserveIT
Proofpoint will hand over US$225 million as part of a new arrangement to acquire insider threat management platform ObserveIT.