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Trustifi launches innovative phishing detection training for MSPs
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AI and cloud-based cybersecurity company Trustifi has launched a Email Security Awareness training module, enhancing network user protection.
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Watch out! There are hidden dangers lurking in your PDFs
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
PDFs' convenience inadvertently aiding cybercriminals: Avast researchers reveal PDF files increasingly exploited to distribute malware and carry out scams.
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Akamai unveils Shield NS53 to protect DNS infrastructures
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cloud services
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
Akamai Technologies unveils Shield NS53, a novel product aimed to safeguard on-premises DNS infrastructure from resource exhaustion attacks.
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Mandiant reveals threats to Ivanti Connect Secure appliances
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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ivanti
Mandiant reveals new findings on threat actors exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti Connect Secure appliances, laying bare a disturbing mix of state-linked and profit-driven cyberattacks.
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Henry Ajder to keynote Infosecurity Europe on AI & cybersecurity
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martech
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ai
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european commission
Henry Ajder, a world-renowned advisor on generative AI, is set to headline Infosecurity Europe in London as keynote speaker, discussing AI's impact on cybersecurity.
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Kaspersky detects 500k phishing attempts on SEA businesses
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ai
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cybersecurity
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vietnam
Nearly 500,000 financial phishing attempts were detected in Southeast Asia in 2023, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia seeing the highest numbers.
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The imperative to go beyond backup, by focusing on cyber resilience & AI
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dr
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cloud services
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ml
This World Backup Day Cohesity calls for a focus on cyber resilience & AI amid rising cyber threats.
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Portnox unveils Conditional Access for Applications to improve data security
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vpn
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saas
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breach prevention
Cloud-security provider Portnox fortifies application security with its new offering, 'Conditional Access for Applications', offering passwordless authentication and endpoint risk management.
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ICS partners with e2e-assure to enhance cyber security for SMEs
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testing
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ransomware
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partner programmes
Incursion Cyber Security partners with e2e-assure to bolster cyber defences of SMEs by integrating Detection and Response services, amidst a 200% surge in ransomware attacks in 2023.
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APJ manufacturers face mounting API cyber threat, says Akamai
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cloud services
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gaming
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advanced persistent threat protection
Akamai's latest SOTI report reveals almost 15% of 2023 web attacks in the APJ region targeted APIs, particularly hitting manufacturers.
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Cybersecurity risks of legacy access control systems
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malware
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encryption
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advanced persistent threat protection
Dated access control systems pose increased cybersecurity threat, opening firms to cyberattacks and malware, potentially costing millions and damaging reputations.
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Staying one step ahead: Strategies for cyber resilience
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network infrastructure
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data protection
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cybersecurity
Amid rising cyber-attacks, business leaders' confidence is low in retrieving critical data post-incident, highlighting the need for robust cyber resilience strategies.
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Recorded Future reveals potential AI exploitation in 2024
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cybersecurity
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cybercriminals
Recorded Future warns of looming AI exploitation by cybercriminals in 2024, from using deepfakes to impersonate executives to disinformation campaigns.
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How AI is powering the next-generation of cybercriminals
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malware
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dark web
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ai
Cybercriminals increasingly harness AI for innovative and harder-to-detect attacks, using tools like ChatGPT to improve malware efficiency, automate phishing attempts and exploit APIs vulnerabilities.
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Ensuring security without compromising privacy
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
Amid rising concerns over data privacy, organisations are prioritising security without compromising individual privacy, leveraging a unified privacy-centred approach and secure technology to balance protection and compliance.
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Tesserent Academy partners Toorak College for girls' cybersecurity education
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firewall
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network security
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soc
Tesserent Academy partners with Toorak College to provide free cybersecurity education to 100 Year 10 female students; the initiative aims to inspire careers in cybersecurity and bridge the gender gap in the sector.
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Australia's healthcare sector faces escalating cyber threat
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it in healthcare
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cybersecurity
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cybercriminals
Claroty research exposes a rise in cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Australia's healthcare sector, suggesting significant risks for hospitals and health clinics.
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High confidence yet increased breaches in QR & image phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
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cybercriminals
Study highlights a worrying disparity between organisational self-confidence and actual ability to counter image-based and QR code phishing attacks.
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KnowBe4 launches AI-native platform AIDA to tighten security
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it training
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cybersecurity
KnowBe4 launches AI-native platform, AIDA, automating security awareness and training selection to guard against AI exploitation by cybercriminals.
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Overcoming the threat of account takeover fraud
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cloud services
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dark web
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physical security
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting online accounts in identity theft surge, with ATO fraud attacks increasing by over 350% in 2023, finds digital fraud management firm, Sift.
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IWD 2024: Defending against modern adversaries requires greater diversity
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malware
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ai
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cybersecurity
Cyberattacks are becoming faster and smarter, demanding a cybersecurity industry imbued with diverse, non-technical skills to craft innovative defences, reveals the CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report.
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NetApp leads with AI-powered ransomware protection in Australia
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storage
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ai
As Australia faces a surge in data breaches, NetApp introduces innovative AI-driven solutions to enhance cyber-resilience, aiming to protect vital infrastructures and restore operational normality swiftly following ransomware attacks.
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Kaspersky reveals phishing campaign targeting SMBs
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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cloud services
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microsoft
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onedrive
Kaspersky reveals a sophisticated phishing campaign aimed at small and medium-sized businesses using SendGrid to dupe victims.
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Kiwis call for tougher fines & greater accountability in cyber breaches
Tue, 27th Feb 2024
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breach prevention
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firewall
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palo alto networks
New research reveals majority of Kiwis think companies should do more to prevent cyber-attacks, with many considering swapping brands after a data breach.