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Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.
All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards
Security partners across 16 categories were recognised at the inaugural 20/20 partner awards.
Interview: Barracuda decision-makers discuss public cloud security
Last month, Barracuda released a report outlining the security barriers organisations must overcome to adopt the public cloud, as studies reveal that security was the top concern for such organisations.
Singapore firms sceptical of public cloud due to security concerns
Of those respondents from Singapore, 96% say security concerns are holding back their organisation’s move to public cloud – a figure that is much higher than the global average of 70%.
Security concerns roadblock for public cloud adoption in Australia
"While adoption rates for public cloud continue to grow, security is still the leading roadblock for Australian organisations."
Barracuda brings email protection to more Australian businesses
“This is a significant milestone for our Australian business to better serve all of our local customers, particularly those operating in regulated industries that face local data requirements."
Barracuda opens APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
Building on its research and development center in Bangalore, the APAC headquarters in Hong Kong will be a center for sales, marketing and team recruitment.
Barracuda Networks integrates WAF into cloud platform
Barracuda Networks announced a new Cloud Application Platform (CAP), which provides security, as well as a new web application firewall (WAF) as a service solution built on Microsoft Azure.
Barracuda announces general availability of forensics and incident response offering
The standalone solution gives customers and service providers the ability to increase email security with automated incident response and threat insights.
Barracuda brings MSP business to A/NZ
The company’s MSP service will be headed by local teams in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane who will support partners across A/NZ.
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
Email attacks affecting employees’ personal lives - Barracuda
The survey includes responses from 660 executives, individual contributors and team managers serving in IT-security roles in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
Lateral phishing: The latest in email account takeover
"One of the most striking aspects of this emerging attack is the scale of potential victims that the attackers target."
Barracuda improves Azure connectivity for Office 365 security
New functionality enforces Office 365 local breakout policies in Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN to optimise Office 365 UX while increasing security.
Financial organisations plagued by spear phishing attacks
Finance department employees are most heavily targeted by these attacks, because they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions.
Barracuda launches bot protection feature for firewall offerings
Bots have evolved from using simple scripts to using sophisticated tactics such as headless browsers and machine learning to break through traditional application security defences.
Bait, hook and catch – targeted spearphishing on the rise
Spearphishing attacks, where a threat actor impersonates employees or popular web services, are on the rise.
Report: 80% of organisations faced email-borne attacks last year
Barracuda Networks found that 30% of respondents had fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with almost three quarters revealing the attacks had originated from email.
Five ways to strengthen email security - Barracuda
Organisations need a defence posture that is able to detect and prevent attacks before they cause harm.
Barracuda expands MSP security offerings with RMM acquisition
Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus.
Sextortion attacks targeting education orgs - Barracuda
“Employees are more likely to receive a sextortion scam than an employee impersonation or business email compromise attack.”
Banish those Monday blues with proper email security
Jason Howells discusses how MSPs can avoid languishing in melancholy with effective email security.
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.