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Malware
Cybereason delivers nation-state level of protection to enterprises
This week
Cybereason has announced new advancements in Cybereason NGAV that deliver nation-state level protection for organisations of all sizes.
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Electronics
How a major electronics retailer ended the bot menace on its portal
This month
For a firm operating 300 retail stores that attract ten million shoppers a year to its website, this level of bot traffic is unsustainable. It’s risking not only lost sales and rising costs but also damage to a brand image built with huge effort over many years.
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Cybersecurity
Leveraging the human factor as part of an organisation’s overall cybersecurity framework
Last month
In this digital era, automation plays a critical role in the race to support a dynamic and agile security posture. However, there is one area that is often overlooked: the human factor.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty research unveils new attack that targets PLCs
Last month
Claroty has released research detailing a new type of cyber-attack, one that weaponises programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
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Malware
Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Last month
Web application attacks in the gaming sector have grown by 167% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, according to new research from Akamai.
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Application Programming Interface
Security gaps in APIs plague organisations - study
Last month
Together, the findings highlight that existing solutions and API security tactics focused on shift-left strategies are failing to adequately protect APIs.
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Cybersecurity
Qualys develops EASM capabilities for Cloud Platform
Last month
"Qualys unique approach to EASM is integrating the internal and external asset data from CyberSecurity Attack Management with its VMDR solution into a single view."
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IT infrastructure
Rimini Street announces new suite of security solutions for enterprises
July 2022
Rimini Street has announced the launch of Rimini Protect, a new suite of security solutions set to provide a more comprehensive layer of security.
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Ransomware
Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
July 2022
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Ransomware
Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
July 2022
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Ransomware
Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
July 2022
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Remote Working
RDP attacks on the rise, Kaspersky experts offer advice
July 2022
"Given that remote work is here to stay, we urge companies to seriously look into securing their remote and hybrid workforce to protect their data."
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Attack
Phishing attacks are making a comeback
June 2022
No matter what approach or tool cybercriminals use to breach a network, they all have one thing in common: access.
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IT in Manufacturing
Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
June 2022
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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Cloud
CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
June 2022
Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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Cloud
Armis risk management solution hones in on entire attack surface
June 2022
Armis' new solution for risk-based vulnerability management enables businesses to prioritise mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface.
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DevOps
Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
June 2022
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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Fastly
75% of AU businesses wrestling with increased attack surface
May 2022
Fastly has released research that shows 75% of AU businesses are now living with a vastly increased attack surface caused by reliance on web applications.
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PIJF
The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
May 2022
A significant amount of today's business and leisure activity relies on IT supply chains. From complex international freight trades to local small business distribution channels, any supply chain that involves IT infrastructure serves as a crucial tool in our daily lives. 
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Check Point Software
Check Point and CCTV expert join forces to boost protection
May 2022
The partnership will involve Check Point Quantum IoT Protect Nano Agent being embedded in Provision-ISR’s CCTV cameras for on-device runtime protection.
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Distributed Denial of Service
WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks are spiking in Australia
May 2022
According to a new observation by Akamai, Australia has experienced a massive spike in WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks.
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Research
New strategies for cloud-native attacks - Aqua Security
May 2022
New research from Aqua Security reveals attackers are using more sophisticated techniques to target cloud-native environments.
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Barracuda
Spear-phishing attacks on the rise, with risk to small businesses
March 2022
According to a new report by Barracuda, Spear-phishing attacks are evolving and becoming significantly more common.
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Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks expands Active Directory Protection portfolio
March 2022
Attivo Networks has expanded its Active Directory Protection portfolio, adding capabilities to detect identity-based attacks at the domain controller.