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Unlike every other security podcast, we don’t get stuck down in the technical weeds. Our remit is to speak with experts around the globe at the strategic level – how security technology can improve the experience and risk optimisation for every organisation.

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ChatGPT May Already Be Used In Nation State Cyberattacks, Say IT Decision Makers in BlackBerry Global Research

ChatGPT May Already Be Used In Nation State Cyberattacks, Say IT Decision Makers in BlackBerry Global Research

51% of IT decision makers believe there will be a successful cyberattack credited to ChatGPT within the year and 95% believe governments have a responsibility to regulate advanced technologies, such as ChatGPT read more

Zscaler Introduces Industry’s First Cloud Resilience Capabilities for SSE to Ensure Nonstop Cloud Security Operations

Zscaler Introduces Industry’s First Cloud Resilience Capabilities for SSE to Ensure Nonstop Cloud Security Operations

Zscaler Resilience Extends the Flexibility of Zscaler’s Cloud Platform and Preserves Interconnections to Any App for Rapid Recovery from Unforeseen Events and Attacks read more

Afterpay reduces fraud risk with Cloudera while managing data at scale

Afterpay reduces fraud risk with Cloudera while managing data at scale

Cloudera Data Platform provides speed and scalability to align with business growth; ability to ingest data increases by 8-fold with its 3.6 million customers in 12 months read more

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Low confidence and lack of understanding of privacy obligations revealed in new study

Low confidence and lack of understanding of privacy obligations revealed in new study

ISACA’s Privacy in Practice 2023 survey report shows only 35 percent of respondents in Australia and New Zealand are confident in their organisation’s ability to ensure data privacy and achieve compliance READ MORE

Nine-in-ten business leaders agree increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace will benefit their business in areas including improving innovation and profitability

Nine-in-ten business leaders agree increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace will benefit their business in areas including improving innovation and profitability

New research from Mastercard reveals customers in 2023 are more likely to spend with businesses that prioritise diversity, sustainability and data security READ MORE

Government Threat Landscape: Indian, Chinese Governments Top Targets For Threat Actors

Government Threat Landscape: Indian, Chinese Governments Top Targets For Threat Actors

Data gathered by CloudSEK’s contextual AI digital risk platform XVigil show that the number of attacks targeting the government sector has increased by 95%* in the second half of 2022, as compared to the same period in 2021. READ MORE

54M+ Mobile App Users at Risk By Exposed API Keys of Email Marketing Services

54M+ Mobile App Users at Risk By Exposed API Keys of Email Marketing Services

CloudSEK’s BeVigil, the world’s first security search engine for mobile apps, uncovered about 50% of the analyzed (600) apps on the Google play store, leaking API keys of three popular transactional and marketing email service providers; Mailgun, MailChimp, and Sendgrid. READ MORE

Zscaler’s CxO Roundtable Roundup

Zscaler’s CxO Roundtable Roundup

On Tuesday 15th, November, I co-hosted Zscaler’s CxO Roundtable event, held at the always-elegant Rockpool Restaurant in Sydney, Australia.   In attendance was Kavitha Mariappan, EVP Customer Experience & Transformation, straight from Silicon Valley, accompanied by colleague, Heng Mok CISO for APJ, along with a select cadre of senior technology executives from the region.   With new cybercrime reported in Australia around every eight minutes, according to a recent Australian Cyber Security Centre report, the need for IT and security executives to work together and stand against this rise in cyber threats and data breaches has never been stronger. To this end, Zscaler is leading a new initiative by inviting their team to participate in a series of CxO events to foster these vital conversations.   Kavitha Mariappan shared her insights into what’s ... READ MORE

Advance Australia’s Cyber Capabilities

Advance Australia’s Cyber Capabilities

Australians want better cyber capabilities, fear a nation-wide attack, finds Palo Alto Networks research READ MORE

Holiday shopping threats to security

Holiday shopping threats to security

‘Tis the season… for gifting. As we lead up to the Christmas period, we are well and truly in the thick of the shopping season – and this will only become more frantic over the next week as the countdown to Christmas begins. The season will continue well into the new year when returns become a major risk factor. It’s prime time for threat actors to exploit consumers and retailers with a variety of tactics. Security teams must be prepared to protect their online ecosystems and physical locations. READ MORE

Nozomi: 2023: A Crucial Year for Cybersecurity Developments in OT and ICS Industries

Nozomi: 2023: A Crucial Year for Cybersecurity Developments in OT and ICS Industries

As cybersecurity moves into 2023, the trends from the past few years remain firmly in place. Australian organisations are increasingly focused on optimising their use of technology, and on the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). There has been a rapid pace of innovation in these sectors, but with these evolutions security continues to be of utmost importance. In the coming years it will be more important than ever for companies to have a clear understanding of their operational technology assets. READ MORE

OK Boomer: When it comes to password hygiene, Australians could learn a thing or two from their elders

OK Boomer: When it comes to password hygiene, Australians could learn a thing or two from their elders

Palo Alto Networks study finds Baby Boomers are 76% more likely to use multiple passwords across accounts than Gen Z READ MORE

Zscaler Study Finds More Than 85% of Attacks Now Use Encrypted Channels, with Malware Topping Attacks in 2022

Zscaler Study Finds More Than 85% of Attacks Now Use Encrypted Channels, with Malware Topping Attacks in 2022

Annual State of Encrypted Attacks Report Finds Security Threats are Growing in Volume 20% Year over Year, Stressing the Need for Zero Trust Architecture READ MORE

Flashpoint reveals November Ransomware, Insider Threat, and Vulnerability report for November

Flashpoint reveals November Ransomware, Insider Threat, and Vulnerability report for November

Flashpoint today revealed its Ransomware, Insider Threat, and Vulnerability ‘Quickview’ snapshots for the month of November, showing Australia was the sixth most targeted country in the world during the month, behind the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Japan; and ahead of India. READ MORE

AI Adoption in A/NZ Companies Slower Compared to Rest of the World: ManageEngine Study

AI Adoption in A/NZ Companies Slower Compared to Rest of the World: ManageEngine Study

ManageEngine Report Finds A/NZ IT Departments Also Rank Last in Using AI and ML to Combat Cyberattacks READ MORE