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Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility - report
Nutanix’s report found that retailers are leading the pack in maximising the flexibility of IT infrastructure to keep pace.
Opportunities and warnings revealed in Workday survey
New technologies such as cloud platforms, AI and machine learning are disrupting the finance function among Australian and New Zealand companies.
Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
ESET releases Australian Cyberawareness Index 2019 results
The survey covered the current state of technology adoption and what users are doing online as well as what they’re doing to protect themselves.
Kemp survey shows businesses struggling with application issues
The State of Application Experience (AX) report shows that in more established environments, IT professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to add new applications.
How digital transformation is changing the retail industry - Fujitsu
Fujitsu described its vision for the future of digitalised retail services and proposes how retail and other industries will be transformed by its digital technologies.
APT groups conducting more targeted intrusions – Accenture
Analysts now see an emergence of malware executed through web browsers focused on targeting online merchants and retailers specifically.
73% of enterprises moving apps back on-premise - report
Vanson Bourne conducted research on behalf of Nutanix to learn about the state of global enterprise cloud deployments and adoption plans.
Embracing digital transformation and DevOps in Asia
Asia’s unprecedented growth means that it has never been more important to foster a DevOps culture that will grow with you and your business, says PagerDuty.
Fintech investment to surge in 2020
“Fintech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realise.”
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
Threat alerts in Australia on the rise but majority are fake - Cisco
The study interviewed almost 2,000 security professionals, 209 of which were Australian CISOs.
Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
Bitglass report finds 66% of companies omit key security tool
The report found that only 34% of companies are authenticating users accessing cloud data via SSO.
Cognizant named RPA services leader by Forrester
It received the highest possible ratings in the customer and business outcomes, partner ecosystem, and commercial model criteria.
Multicloud not an all-or-nothing proposition for applications – report
“When it comes to the multi-cloud hype machine, the focus seems to be around the hyperscale platforms for app development instead of what customers actually want.”
Women underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises - Kaspersky
Despite some diversity initiatives, women constitute 39% of the labour force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general.
Only 17% of banks have deployed digital at scale – report
The joint report by Infosys Finacle and Efma explores the evolution of digital transformation and how banks have adopted and scaled it throughout their organisations.
September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.
Businesses unsure if they’ve experienced Pass the Hash attacks – One Identity
A PtH attack is when an attacker compromises an end-user’s machine and simulates an IT problem so that a privileged account holder will log into an administrative system.
Password habits still key obstacle to business’ security - LogMeIn
The report found that while more businesses are investing in security measures like multi-factor authentication (MFA), employees still have poor password habits.
Thales: Organisations failing to protect sensitive data in the cloud
Although nearly half of corporate data is stored in the cloud, a quarter of Australian organisations admit they have not employed a security-first approach to cloud storage.
Fortune 500 companies failing to demonstrate cybersecurity commitment - Bitglass
The report found that 38% of the 2019 Fortune 500 do not have a chief information security officer (CISO).