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Businesses feel they need AI to respond to cyber-threats - Capgemini
Two in three organisations plan to deploy artificial intelligence to bolster their defense as soon as 2020.
Buhtrap group behind targeted zero-day attack - ESET
Buhtrap group is well known for its targeting of financial institutions as well as businesses in Russia.
Check Point releases report on public cloud security challenges
Unauthorised access, insecure interfaces, misconfigurations and account hijacking named as the biggest vulnerabilities in the public cloud.
Gartner: A/NZ IT spending continues to outstrip global average
Australia will see a 3.1% increase in IT spending, while NZ should expect 2.3%. This is compared to global growth of just 0.6%.
Financial institutions' websites most frequently attacked – report
Positive Technologies found that the majority of all web attacks in 2018 targeted sites of financial institutions, transportation companies, hospitality and entertainment companies.
Malware and malicious Office documents on the rise in 2019 - WatchGuard
Hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilising fake Office documents and other attack avenues.
85% of enterprises struggling to protect network assets - Endace
Research conducted by Endace and VIB identifies the economic, resourcing, and management challenges that large enterprises face in protecting their networks.
Cloud adoption moving businesses forward faster – McAfee
However, there is a divide between organisations who have addressed their shared responsibility for protecting data in the cloud, and those who have not.
Native email security systems inadequate – Mimecast
In the report, 85% of the 1,025 global respondents experienced an impersonation attack in 2018.
SOC roles and responsibilities evolving with threats - Exabeam
Keeping up with security alerts presented the largest pain point experienced by SOC personnel.
Untagged data a major risk to businesses - Veritas
Over half of company data remains unclassified, despite a rise in security breaches and stringent data protection regulations.
Emotet drove 61% of malicious payloads in Q1 2019 - Proofpoint
“The massive shift in Emotet’s prevalence and classification highlights just how quickly cybercriminals are adapting new tools and techniques across attack types.”
Enterprise IoT ecosystem extends beyond corporate devices - Zscaler
The most commonly detected IoT device categories across the Zscaler cloud were IP cameras, smart watches, printers, smart TVs, among others.
Companies struggling with hybrid IT and zero trust controls – Pulse Secure
61% of IT organisations have little to modest confidence to mitigate access security threats, despite a majority significantly increasing their near-term budget.
Almost one-fifth of UK public sector reported over 1,000 cyber attacks
SolarWinds found the most common attacks were phishing (95%) and malware (86%), with a large step down to third place, ransomware (54%).
ESET researchers break down latest arsenal of the infamous Sednit group
At the end of August 2018, the Sednit group launched a spear-phishing email campaign, in which it distributed shortened URLs that delivered first-stage Zebrocy components.
Healthcare environments difficult to secure - Forescout
The convergence of IT, Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) makes it more difficult for the healthcare industry to manage a wide array of hard-to-control network security risks.
DimData: Fear finally setting in amongst vulnerable orgs
New data ranking the ‘cybermaturity’ of organisations reveals the most commonly targeted sectors are also the most prepared to deal with the ever-evolving threat landscape.
How digital transformation will increase revenue for the Australian construction industry
“We hope the report will provide industry, government and the education sector with information about how technology is being adopted."
NDB report: Stronger authentication practices needed
The Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) has released the latest quarterly report on the notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
Risk readiness at an all-time low as Australian businesses face increasing market volatility
“Australian businesses are finding themselves operating in a very difficult environment."
Unisys: Users looking for data security when choosing banks
The report studied attitudes of banking customers in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Taiwan.
One-third of A/NZ business looking to hire security-specific skills - CompTIA
A range of skills is needed to secure modern infrastructure, respond to incoming threats, and ensure proper operations.
Failure to prioritize cybersecurity stunting digital transformation – Frost & Sullivan
Security leaders need to look beyond perimeter security, leverage automation, and have a better grasp of the psychology of both cybercriminals and their business users.