Cyber Threats news stories
Elevation of Privilege the top 2021 Microsoft vulnerability
BeyondTrust has released its 2022 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, finding that Elevation of Privilege is the top vulnerability category for the second consecutive year.
Managed service provider
Barracuda MSP Day 2022 highlights MSP opportunities
Barracuda Networks has released a report showing global services-related MSP revenue is set to increase by more than a third in 2022 compared to 2021.
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?
Akamai and Fujitsu team up to protect A/NZ orgs against threats
Akamai Technologies and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have entered a strategic relationship to assist organisations in the region.
Jamf unveils new technologies for business security
Jamf has showcased new technologies it has developed to assist organisations in offering an enterprise secure and straightforward environment for consumers.
NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
To mark ANZAC day last week, NCSC Director Lisa Fong has shared insight on the cyber challenges and opportunities facing NZ and the importance of working with allies to tackle increasing threats.
NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security advisory in collaboration with its international partners detailing common vulnerabilities and exposures.
The increasing importance of cyber threat intelligence
Globally, the cyber threat level to organisations remains high, and the current situation only serves to highlight this further.
Individual consumers number one target of cybercriminals
Individual consumers are the number one target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical, according to a new report.
Threat detection has improved, but adversaries have adapted
While significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries adapt to achieve their mission in targeted environments.
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
Cloud threat actors hone in on vulnerabilities, report finds
As world governments issue warnings over the increasing cyber crime threat, the report's findings highlight common threats businesses should protect against.
Ransomware payments hit multi-million dollar highs
The average ransom demand in cases rose 144% in 2021 to US$2.2 million, while the average payment climbed 78% to US$541,010.
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
Macquarie opens Sydney facility to support Govt and economy
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government hosted Australia's Prime Minister to open the company’s Intellicentre 3 East hyperscale data centre.
IriusRisk launches OTM Standard to transform threat modelling
The OTM Standard, released as part of version 4.1 of the IriusRisk product, is an agnostic way of describing a threat model in a simple format.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
ExtraHop brings greater security to cloud environments
ExtraHop has extended the power of Reveal(x) 360 to provide frictionless threat visibility for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Aus experts face record cyber threats, overwhelming workload
Organisations are seeking new ways to protect their expanding attack surface and maintain stability, according to Trend Micro.
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
GCSB urges key businesses to expect cyber attacks, protect supply chains
The GCSB is urging New Zealand's critical businesses to stay alert in the face of increasing cyber threats, which can put nationally significant infrastructure in danger.
Check Point Research identifies top malware threats to NZ
In February, the top malware impacting New Zealand cyber incidents was Sohanad (3.96%), followed by SnakeKeylogger and Formbook.
Top 10 malware impacting Australians - Check Point
Emotet, Formbook and Trickbot have remained the top three malwares affecting Australians in the month of February, according to new research.