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Sophos releases MDR solution in response to increased threats
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Sophos has announced the general availability of Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with new threat detection and response capabilities.
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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
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The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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KuppingerCole says EPDR market to reach USD$33.8 billion by 2025
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Analysts from KuppingerCole have predicted that the Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response (EPDR) market is set to reach USD$33.8 billion by 2025.
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Manufacturing sector pays highest average ransomware payment
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"Manufacturing is an attractive sector to target for cybercriminals due to the privileged position it occupies in the supply chain."
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A dangerous game of hide and seek
Mon 31 Oct 2022
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A recent report by Sophos shows that cybercrooks are hiding (or dwelling) in the networks of smaller businesses for much longer than their larger counterparts.
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Sophos uncovers rampant rise of ransomware in manufacturing
Thu 27 Oct 2022
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Sophos' new survey report on ransomware in manufacturing and production found that the sector had the highest average ransom payment across all sectors.
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Updating your cyber resilience with MDR
Thu 27 Oct 2022
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The pressure on IT teams across Australia is at boiling point. A rise in cybercrime combined with a lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel and changes in the way people work.
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Cyber insurance. A changing of the guard.
Thu 15 Sep 2022
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To obtain cyber insurance, organisations need to take a more mature approach to their security strategies by prioritising improving their cyber defences first, before investing in cyber insurance.
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Ransomware ravages retail sector, with 75% increase in attacks
Thu 8 Sep 2022
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Globally, 77% of retail organisations surveyed experienced a 75% increase from 2020. This is also 11% more than the cross-sector average attack rate of 66%.
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Enterprises increasingly prioritising budget for cybersecurity
Fri 26 Aug 2022
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Sophos has released additional findings from its report, The Future of Cybersecurity in APJ, revealing businesses are increasingly prioritising cybersecurity.
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Sophos reveals latest ransomware trend impacting orgs
Mon 15 Aug 2022
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Sophos has announced in a new whitepaper that Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network.
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Hive, LockBit, BlackCat ransomware gangs attack same network
Wed 10 Aug 2022
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Each ransomware gang left its own ransom demand, and some of the files were triple encrypted, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Sophos links three expert security teams together with X-Ops
Mon 25 Jul 2022
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Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world and researched threat intelligence from each group.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
Thu 21 Jul 2022
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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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Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Tue 19 Jul 2022
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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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Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Thu 14 Jul 2022
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Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Sophos uncovers latest cyber attack trends in Playbook report
Thu 9 Jun 2022
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Research finds that there has been a 36% increase in cyber attack dwell time, with a median intruder dwell time of 15 days in 2021 versus 11 days in 2020.
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Ransomware attacks on healthcare increased 94% in 2021
Fri 3 Jun 2022
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New research has revealed a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organisations within the healthcare sector during 2021. 
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Somerville wins 2022 Sophos ANZ Partner of the Year Award
Mon 30 May 2022
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Sophos has announced the winners of its Australia and New Zealand Partner Awards for 2022, including Somerville as its Partner of the Year.
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Ransomware hits 65% of organisations in Singapore
Fri 20 May 2022
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Next-generation cybersecurity firm Sophos has released its annual survey and review of real-world ransomware experiences in the State of Ransomware 2022.
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Cybersecurity starts with education
Tue 10 May 2022
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In 2021, 80% of Australian organisations responding to the Sophos State of Ransomware study reported being hit by ransomware. 
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Sophos named Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for network firewalls
Mon 9 May 2022
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The company earned the highest overall customer rating among vendors with at least 150 verified customer reviews.
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80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
Wed 4 May 2022
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"The proportion of victims paying up also continues to increase, even when they may have other options available."
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Sophos unveils cloud protection advancements with Linux and offerings
Thu 21 Apr 2022
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Sophos has unveiled advancements to Sophos Cloud Workload Protection, including new Linux host and container security capabilities. 
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