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Artificial Intelligence
Lack of understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning contributing to cybersecurity attacks
"With cyberattacks and other data threats on the rise, it is crucial that businesses improve their understanding of these tools."
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Cloud
Malware variants becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and evolved
"The modern threat landscape and ongoing evolution of malware are loud factors pushing every business to understand and identify modern malware threats and the necessary precautions to take to protect against them."
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Ransomware
2020's nastiest malware revealed
"Cybercriminals are relying on same old tricks to secure their financial treats, because they continue to be successful."
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Webroot
Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
It takes patience to steal more than 7000 Bitcoin (approximately US$41 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges, despite global awareness that such attacks are becoming more prolific.
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Cybersecurity
Carbonite closes $618.5m buyout of security firm Webroot
Webroot former CFO John Post will lead the new Webroot business unit as senior vice president and general manager. He will report to Carbonite president and CEO Mohamad Ali.
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Cybersecurity
Governments playing catch-up with the changing face of crime
Webroot’s Dan Slattery shares how cybercrime has changed in recent years - and why governments around the world are still far behind.
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Data Protection
Webroot to be sold for $618.5m
Webroot is about to be sold to data protection firm Carbonite for US$618.5 million after the two companies entered into a definitive agreement this week.
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Cybersecurity
If you only keep one New Year’s resolution, protect your business
Breaches weren’t limited to any particular industry, either, 2018 saw high-profile data breaches in  everything from healthcare to social media; from Cathay Pacific to Google Plus.
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Ransomware
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
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Ransomware
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
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Webroot
User passwords and email addresses compromised in Reddit breach
Its primary access points for code and infrastructure had required two-factor authentication via SMS, and the main attack intercepted the text.
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Ransomware
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
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Malware
VPNFilter malware enslaving home networking devices worldwide
A malware called VPNFilter is quickly becoming the security emergency of the year as the number of infections rises & few ways to defend against it.
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Webroot
Data privacy regulations causing headaches for AU businesses
"IT and HR teams need to work together to make sure all employees are trained, and continue to be trained on compliance requirements."
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Managed Services
You are invited: Master the keys to securing your IT environment
The half-day events will provide an opportunity for MSPs to gain in-depth knowledge about cutting-edge technologies, MSP market trends.
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Kaseya
Auckland, you’re invited: Secure your spot at the MSP event of the year
Are you ready to become an MSP trailblazer? Come along to this event.
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Cybersecurity
Report finds legacy cybersecurity a cinch for modern cybercrime
Data collected in 2017 shows that attacks like ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to lax businesses.
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Endpoint Protection
Analyst taps Webroot as “trail blazer” in APT protection
Webroot says it was recognised by Radicati Group for its real-time, cloud-based approach to preventing malware.
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
LogRhythm SIEM gets a boost with Webroot threat intelligence & IP reputation services
"Through our partnership, LogRhythm can provide its customers with proactive protection against modern threats," comments Webroot.
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Ransomware
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
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Cybersecurity
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
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Malware
Plenty more phish in the sea: 1.4 million of them each month, says Webroot
"With the personalisation used by cybercriminals, it’s difficult for hardened security professionals to determine which emails are safe or infected."
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Bluetooth
Experts comment: Behind the Bluetooth 'BlueBorne' zero-days
As news spreads of the Bluetooth zero-day that affects more than 5 billion devices, security experts are warning users to use Bluetooth with caution.
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Endpoint Protection
New Webroot boss flags ANZ markets as 'great potential'
Webroot’s new global chief executive has flagged Australia and New Zealand as an area of ‘great potential’ for the cybersecurity vendor.