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Palo Alto Networks deploys next-gen security for King Country electricity provider
The Lines Company deployed Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform as part of a massive upgrade to its IT infrastructure.
Weekly NZ security roundup: 31c0n, cyber threats, Darknet and Mimecast
SecurityBrief New Zealand revisits the biggest stories from the week that was.
Exploring the cybercrime underground: Darknet markets - where cyber criminals trade
This blog focuses on explaining what darknet markets are, common payment model used, the type of digital data being bought and sold, and their costs.
Palo Alto amplifies endpoint platform to tackle credential theft
Credential abuse and theft are two main ways threat actors are able to compromise and move within an organisation to steal valuable assets.
Palo Alto Networks: Second wave of Shamoon 2 attacks identified
This latest attack materially impacts one of the primary countermeasures employed against wiper attacks: Virtual Desktop Interface snapshots.
DragonOK updates toolset and targets multiple geographic regions
The DragonOK group has been actively launching attacks for years. While Japan is still the most heavily targeted geographic region, it is spreading.
Taiwan a regular target of cyber espionage
All attacks in this case are associated with a campaign called Tropic Trooper.
Ransomware-hit businesses have bigger problems than they realise, expert says
“If cyberattackers got through your defences in the first place, chances are you have bigger problems with your security competencies."
Palo Alto Networks' three top tips for cybersecurity success
Organisations need to take a prevention-first mindset through three key elements: Technology, people and processes and threat intelligence.
Unit 42 discovers Komplex trojan targeting OS X systems
The Sofacy Group is still coming up with new trojans, with Unit 42 researchers reporting that an OS X trojan called 'Komplex' is now on the scene.
Palo Alto Networks launches new cybersecurity guide for Australian execs
Palo Alto Networks is taking the cybersecurity fight to print as the company recently published its first book for Australian boards & executives.
Is the Internet of Things putting your business at risk?
“The automated nature of these devices and their communication means many businesses may not be aware of the security risks.”
Cyber security top concern for Australian executives
“No leader wants to see their organisation’s reputation and profitability hurt by a cybersecurity breach."
Palo Alto Networks raises the bar for endpoint security
"The Palo Alto Networks Traps offering takes an innovative approach to endpoint security,"
PowerWare ransomware imitates locky malware family
PoshCoder has been encrypting files with PowerShell since 2014, and the new variant named PowerWare was reported in March 2016.
Let's not forget that RegTech is also about cybersecurity
The cybersecurity implications of RegTech and data analytics are just as important as the technology itself, Palo Alto Networks warns.
Recommended rating for Palo Alto Networks next gen firewall
The company who identify as the next-generation in security, have just announced that its next-generation firewall has earned a recommended rating.
ANZ businesses need to reconsider security approach
“Planning and prevention is the key. Businesses need to measure what they can control, such as threats and vulnerabilities."
New Sofacy attacks against US government agency
Recently, Unit 42 identified a spear phishing e-mail from the Sofacy group that targeted the United States government - here is a rundown.
Palo Alto Networks continues winning streak
Palo Alto has been named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report, just as the vendor announced strong third quarter financial results.
How to prevent security breaches when patching is not an option
Palo Alto Networks is warning businesses that rely too much on software patches, saying they could fall victim to ‘zero day’ vulnerabilities.
Ransomware is not a "malware problem" - it's a criminal business model
Today Unit 42 published its latest paper on ransomware. It has quickly become one of the greatest cyberthreats facing organisations around the world.
IoT bringing more security concerns, says expert
The rise of the Internet of Things across industries is bringing with it a new wave of security concerns, and business need to be aware.
Governments vulnerable to attack, says Palo Alto Networks
Government departments are an attractive target for malicious hackers and criminals, making them vulnerable to attack.