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Data breach
Weak breach data disclosure laws for IP theft leaves vital Australian industries vulnerable
Infoblox has seen unprecedented levels of demand for cyber protection from companies outside of the Critical Infrastructure Act who have discovered security events and those who fear falling victim to IP theft.
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Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure under attack, businesses slow to respond
Barracuda Networks has released key findings from a report titled The State of Industrial Security in 2022, finding that critical infrastructure is under attack.
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FirstWave
Macquarie Cloud Services signs 5-year deal with FirstWave
Macquarie Cloud Services has committed to a five-year deal with FirstWave Cloud Technology for the provision of network monitoring and intelligence software.
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Operational technology
Fortinet responds to Govt legislation with appointment in Aus
Murphy's role will focus on assisting building cyber resilience for operational technology (OT) and helping orgs to achieve strong outcomes for OT security.
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Cyber attacks
Devastating cyber attacks expected to hit energy sector
Energy executives anticipate life, property, and environment-compromising cyber attacks on the sector within the next two years.
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Cybersecurity
Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?
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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Storage
Kyndryl expands global alliance with Dell Technologies
The alliance is focused on helping customers use data optimisation, infrastructure management services and a cyber resilience solution.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Legislative compliance requires privileged access management
Australia's Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021, extends cybersecurity provisions to data, finance, water, energy, and more.
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Ransomware
APAC organisations forking out millions due to ransomware
“Our research shows that critical infrastructure security is at a pivotal juncture, where threats are proliferating and evolving, but there’s also a growing collective interest and desire in protecting our most essential systems."
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Artificial Intelligence
Protecting Australia’s critical infrastructure with AI
In December 2015, an unprecedented cyber-attack against a power grid left nearly a quarter of a million people without electricity for hours in Ukraine. And though this incident occurred overseas, Australia is not immune to threats against critical infrastructure.
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Cloud
Ransomware will remain the number one security threat - Barracuda
Attacks will range from extortions using stolen data to the penetration of critical supply chains.
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Internet of Things
Nozomi Networks and BT secure critical infrastructure for global enterprises
Nozomi Networks has partnered with BT to deliver advanced OT and IoT cybersecurity to enterprises on a global scale.
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Malware
Sabbath ransomware group rebrands, continues attacks
The Sabbath ransomware affiliate group is continuing to rebrand itself while still launching relentless ransomware operations, according to new research from Mandiant. 
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Manufacturing
DNV acquires Applied Risk, develops industrial cybersecurity expertise
The two companies will join forces with the aim to build the world’s largest industrial cybersecurity practice, defending critical infrastructure against emergent cyber threats, DNV wrote in a statement.
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Siemens
Palo Alto Networks partners with Siemens to protect critical infrastructure
The companies will integrate Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls and Siemens Ruggedcom Multi-Service Platforms to enable continuous scalable hardware.
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SaaS
RedEye launches new partner program to capitalise on $30bn opportunity
“The program is designed for partners to progress through three partnership tiers, facilitate growth, and unlock additional rewards and incentives that are relevant to their business."
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Cloud
Claroty expands into APJ region with new headquarters
"Our expansion in APJ is a reflection of this growing demand as well as the success we’ve achieved to date in the region, and we look forward to working with our strong ecosystem of partners to continue building upon this success.”
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Critical Infrastructure
Critical infrastructure vulnerabilities surge as cybersecurity not up to scratch
"Despite the criticality, the cybersecurity measures in place are still weak or nonexistent."
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Cybersecurity
Security vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure on the rise
"As more enterprises are modernising their industrial processes by connecting them to the cloud, they are also giving threat actors more ways to compromise industrial operations through ransomware and extortion attacks."
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Compliance
Secolve and SecurityGate.io tackle CI compliance in Australian first
OT cybersecurity specialists, Secolve, and US-based security software specialist, SecurityGate.io, are joining forces in an Australian first partnership ahead of new critical infrastructure legislation.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - BeyondTrust on securing critical infrastructure
In Techday's second IT Jam with BeyondTrust, we speak to the company's sales engineer Scott Hesford about critical infrastructure and how best to secure it.
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Industrial IoT
Claroty raises $140m, marks largest investment ever for the sector
"With this new investment from the most prestigious firms in the world, we have the financial runway to execute on our proven product strategy in a hyper-growth market."
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Critical Infrastructure
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Vectra AI director on the fragility of critical nation infrastructure
Vectra AI director of security engineering Chris Fisher explains why ransomware attacks on critical national infrastructure are becoming increasingly common.