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Harassment Surged 20x in Ransomware Cases, New Report from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Finds

Harassment Surged 20x in Ransomware Cases, New Report from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Finds

A new report from Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, found that ransomware and extortion actors are utilising more aggressive tactics to pressure organisations, with harassment being involved 20 times more often than in 2021, according to Unit 42™ incident response cases.
Research Highlights Cyber Security’s Underestimated Role as a Business and Revenue-enabler

Research Highlights Cyber Security’s Underestimated Role as a Business and Revenue-enabler

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today released new research* revealing that while Australian organisations plan to increase cybersecurity budgets in 2023, business leaders hold conflicting views on the function.
BeyondTrust 10th Annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report Finds Elevation of Privilege Remains #1 Microsoft Vulnerability Category

BeyondTrust 10th Annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report Finds Elevation of Privilege Remains #1 Microsoft Vulnerability Category

BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, today announced the release of the 2023 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. This report is the 10th anniversary edition and covers a decade of vulnerability insights, providing valuable information to help organisations see into the past, present, and future of the Microsoft ...
UPDATE: Latitude Financial Hit by Data Breach

UPDATE: Latitude Financial Hit by Data Breach

Last week, ​​consumer finance provider Latitude Financial suffered a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of around 330,000 customers in New Zealand and Australia. Most of the stolen data was copies of driver's licenses or numbers, and only a small percentage were passport numbers or Medicare numbers. The Department of Internal Affairs ...
How to Safeguard Data From ChatGPT’s Security Risks

How to Safeguard Data From ChatGPT’s Security Risks

ChatGPT is now the fastest-growing app in history, hitting 100 million active users in just two months—way faster than the nine months it took previous record-holder TikTok to reach that mark. According to its developer OpenAI, Australia can also expect access to the subscription-based ChatGPT Plus soon.
Palo Alto Networks Leads the Industry to AI-Powered SASE

Palo Alto Networks Leads the Industry to AI-Powered SASE

According to the Gartner® 2022 Roadmap for SASE Convergence report1, by 2025, 80% of enterprises will have adopted a strategy to unify web, cloud services and private application access using a SASE/SSE architecture, up from 20% in 2021.

CrowdStrike Discovers First-Ever Dero Cryptojacking Campaign Targeting Kubernetes

- Benjamin Grap - Manoj Ahuje CrowdStrike has discovered the first-ever Dero cryptojacking operation targeting Kubernetes infrastructure. Dero is a cryptocurrency that claims to offer improved privacy, anonymity and higher and faster monetary rewards compared to Monero, which is a commonly used cryptocurrency in cryptojacking operations. The novel ...
SailPoint unveils ANZ organisations lack a comprehensive identity security framework

SailPoint unveils ANZ organisations lack a comprehensive identity security framework

New Australia and New Zealand study indicates how organisations can solve the zero-trust imperative with cross-functional responsibility and robust identity governance strategies

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Rapid7 Expands Endpoint Protection Capabilities to Proactively Prevent Breaches

Rapid7 Expands Endpoint Protection Capabilities to Proactively Prevent Breaches

Embedded next-generation antivirus and Velociraptor’s digital forensics and incident response capabilities combine with existing layered defences to reduce endpoint complexity and cost, while improving security efficacy
Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) celebrates 20th anniversary

Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) celebrates 20th anniversary

Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off next week, and with the continued rise in cyberthreats worldwide, for businesses to help protect their assets, they need a fail-proof security architecture, and the expert insights and partner to help stay ahead of bad actors. For the past two decades the Verizon Threat Research Center (VTRAC), a specialised ...
Fortinet announces formation of Veterans Program Advisory Council to narrow the cybersecurity skills gap with military veteran talent

Fortinet announces formation of Veterans Program Advisory Council to narrow the cybersecurity skills gap with military veteran talent

Council members from Five Eyes nations will help advance the Fortinet Veterans Program’s impact on supporting military veterans in transitioning to careers in cybersecurity
New Study Reveals Cloud Giants are Holding Businesses Captive

New Study Reveals Cloud Giants are Holding Businesses Captive

Independent study finds that 96% of respondents would find value in a connectivity cloud approach
CSO Group appoints Navy Veteran Jaimie Hatcher as Strategic Advisor

CSO Group appoints Navy Veteran Jaimie Hatcher as Strategic Advisor

Australian-owned and operated cyber security business, CSO Group, today announced the appointment of Retired Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Rear Admiral, Jaimie Hatcher AO, DSC, to the role of Strategic Advisor.
Absolute Software Recognised as a Leader in G2 Fall 2023 Grid Reports for Endpoint Management and Zero Trust Networking

Absolute Software Recognised as a Leader in G2 Fall 2023 Grid Reports for Endpoint Management and Zero Trust Networking

Overwhelming majority of Secure Endpoint and Secure Access users rate Absolute 4 or 5 stars
CoreWeave and VAST Data Join Forces to Build the Data Foundation for a Next Generation Public Cloud with NVIDIA AI

CoreWeave and VAST Data Join Forces to Build the Data Foundation for a Next Generation Public Cloud with NVIDIA AI

Companies partner to deliver data services for AI workloads
Australia in the top 10 countries affected by successful RaaS and  extortion attacks in Q1 and Q2 2023

Australia in the top 10 countries affected by successful RaaS and extortion attacks in Q1 and Q2 2023

Trend Micro data shows new ransomware victims surged 47% globally in six months

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