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Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
08 May 2019
Email attacks targeting financial services up 60% - Proofpoint
These attacks are socially engineered to target specific people within financial services organisations who can execute requests on the attacker’s behalf.
01 May 2019
Cloud application attacks in Q1 up by 65% - Proofpoint
Proofpoint found that the education sector was the most targeted of both brute-force and sophisticated phishing attempts.
18 Mar 2019
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
12 Feb 2019
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
08 Feb 2019
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
30 Jan 2019
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
22 Jan 2019
How healthcare can prepare for My Health Record roll-out - Proofpoint
Australia’s healthcare sector is the continent’s biggest cybercrime target, according to a July report from the Australian Information Commissioner.
21 Jan 2019
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
18 Dec 2018
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
13 Dec 2018
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
07 Dec 2018
DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
05 Dec 2018
Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
09 Nov 2018
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
12 Sep 2018
Proofpoint launches email analysis and phishing remediation solution
Proofpoint CLEAR is the first joint solution announcement following its acquisition of Wombat Security.
06 Sep 2018
Exclusive: Over half of ASX companies at risk of email fraud
Businesses can be more susceptible to phishing attacks and business email compromises (BEC) than they realise.
30 Aug 2018
How to secure your business against social media hijacking
Australian businesses and organisations’ widespread use of social media puts them at high risk of being hacked.
08 Aug 2018
Email fraud attacks take fast and furious approach to their business targets
The top three email fraud subject lines included ‘request’, ‘payment’, and ‘urgent’.
22 May 2018
Cybercriminals phish 'the human factor' for everything it's worth
Cyber attackers are increasingly preying on human vulnerabilities and less on technical system flaws to create mayhem.
23 Apr 2018
1/4 of email attacks result in employee termination - survey
IT decision makers indicate that 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud but only 40% of organisations have full visibility into them.
21 Mar 2018
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
27 Feb 2018
Proofpoint spends $284m to acquire email security leader
Proofpoint will hand over US$225 million (AU$284 million) as part of a deal that will help the company continue its journey into phishing prevention.
20 Feb 2018
Ursnif banking Trojan loves New Zealand and Australia as its targets
The Ursnif Banking Trojan seems to love Australia and New Zealand, based on findings that show its ‘disproportionate prevalence' in the two countries.
24 Jan 2018
Google fixes vulnerability in Apps Script - but SaaS is still at risk
Security firm Proofpoint recently discovered a vulnerability that allows attackers to take advantage of Google Apps Script.
15 Jan 2018