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Cybersecurity
Palo Alto Networks responds to rise in threats with MDR service
Unit 42 Managed Detection and Response is a new service that can offer continuous 24/7 threat detection, investigation and response.
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Ransomware
Majority of execs in SEA anticipate ransomware attacks
Kaspersky's study uncovers that more than half believe a ransomware attack against their business is too small to worry about.
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Phishing
Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Check Point
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Indusface
Why enhancing bot protection for web and API endpoints matters
The trouble with bots is that they aren’t all bad. Unfortunately, this can make it challenging to detect malicious bots that find their way into your system and threaten your business.
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Ransomware
Cyber threats impacting Australian and New Zealand businesses
Businesses across Australia and New Zealand continue to be targeted by cybercriminals as technology advances, and attacks have become increasingly sophisticated. 
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Ransomware
Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Cybersecurity
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Data Protection
Aqua Security unveils out-of-the-box runtime protection
Aqua Security has launched out-of-the-box runtime protection with minimal configuration to stop attacks in real-time on running workloads.
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Security
Small security teams facing greater risks than large orgs
"The survey show how these security experts continue to adapt their protection strategies in response to the ongoing wave of cyber attacks."
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Ransomware
Zero-day attacks climb as hackers get more sophisticated
Hackers are moving fast to exploit security vulnerabilities. There was a surge in widespread zero-day attacks last year, with the average time to exploitation down from 42 days in 2020 to just 12 days in 2021. 
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Phishing
1 in 3 untrained employees will click on a phishing link
"Given that most data breaches originate from social engineering, we cannot afford to omit the human element."
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Cybersecurity
Almost half of businesses experienced a cyberattack last year
The travel and leisure, retail and wholesale, and business services industries were the top three sectors most at risk.
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DevOps
Securing shadow IT – May the force be with you!
So-called "shadow IT" is often invisible to security and IT staff, making organisations' cyber attack surfaces bigger than they realise, and less secure.
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Ransomware
Mid-sized businesses need to prioritise cybersecurity preparedness
The onslaught of ransomware attacks has catapulted cybersecurity to the forefront of global business operations.
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Ransomware
Businesses unprepared to defend against ransomware attacks
Ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but businesses are still largely unprepared.
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Cyber Criminal
Identity and access: the fight is on
Blue team defenders are used to protecting our data, applications, and users with access controls and other security mechanisms, which is why attacks like this are especially challenging when they target identity and access control systems.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report. 
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Cybersecurity
Blasé attitudes to cybersecurity by business a national risk
The largely unregulated state of cybersecurity in NZ, and consequential ambivalence of most businesses, risk hurting the country's trading prospects.
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HP Inc
Firmware attacks significant threat in age of hybrid work
Changing workforce dynamics are creating new challenges for IT teams around firmware security, according to new research.
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Digital Transformation
Cybersecurity priorities for digital leaders navigating digital transformation
In recent years, Asia-Pacific has especially been a hotspot for cyberattacks, and as we continue into 2022, it’s evident that the problem is becoming more significant.
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Ransomware
Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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Cybersecurity
Trend Micro unveils dedicated security for electric vehicles
The cybersecurity company has announced VicOne - dedicated security for the electric vehicles and connected cars of today and tomorrow.
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Ransomware
More than 90% of cyber attacks made possible by human error
The data are clear, with cyberattacks on the rise in recent years and the cybersecurity situation increasingly complex.