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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.
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Identity and Access Management
Proofpoint integrates people-centric protection with Okta’s Identity Cloud
The partnership aims to bolster the security posture for organisations’ very attacked people (VAPs) by applying additional adaptive security controls.
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Endpoint Protection
Proofpoint and CrowdStrike partner on endpoint protection integration
In the first technology integration, Proofpoint will check potentially malicious attachments with CrowdStrike Falcon Intel and will add new hashes to the customer’s custom intelligence.
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Training
Gartner names Proofpoint leader in security training
Proofpoint’s training modules are built with learning science principles and include self-service customisation, which improves efficacy and ensures longer-term retention of training.
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.
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Cybersecurity
Do we need cybersecurity training? Phishing remains problem area
“Implementing ongoing and effective security awareness training is a necessary foundational pillar when building a strong culture of security."
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Domain Names
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
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Email Security
Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security
Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.
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Malware
Emotet drove 61% of malicious payloads in Q1 2019 - Proofpoint
“The massive shift in Emotet’s prevalence and classification highlights just how quickly cybercriminals are adapting new tools and techniques across attack types.”
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Cybersecurity
Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
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Cybersecurity
Email attacks targeting financial services up 60% - Proofpoint
These attacks are socially engineered to target specific people within financial services organisations who can execute requests on the attacker’s behalf.
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Cloud Security
Cloud application attacks in Q1 up by 65% - Proofpoint
Proofpoint found that the education sector was the most targeted of both brute-force and sophisticated phishing attempts.
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Healthcare
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
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Email Security
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
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Phishing
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
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GDPR
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
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Email Security
How healthcare can prepare for My Health Record roll-out - Proofpoint
Australia’s healthcare sector is the continent’s biggest cybercrime target, according to a July report from the Australian Information Commissioner.
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Email Security
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
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Phishing
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
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Cloud
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
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Email Security
DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
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Google
Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
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Phishing
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.