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Sophos report reveals barriers to cybersecurity preparedness in APJ
85% of APJ organisations believe the biggest challenge to their security in the next 24 months will be improving cybersecurity awareness and education among employees and leadership.
Security defensive blue teams failing to catch offensive red teams - Exabeam
35% of respondents claim that the blue team never or rarely catches the red team, while 62% say they are caught occasionally or often.
Check Point: Attackers executing commands remotely with latest malware
Threat actors are quick to try and exploit new vulnerabilities when they emerge, before organisations have had the chance to patch them.
Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams - Westpac
A report found small businesses are paying a hefty price to scammers; on average losing $38,845 and recovering much less than half.
SMBs getting better at digital engagement - Deloitte
The report also found that the most commonly cited barrier to small business digital engagement is cost.
Attackers upping the ante on evasion and anti-analysis - Fortinet
Cyber-adversaries are becoming more sophisticated in their obfuscation and anti-analysis practices to avoid detection.
Business ransomware detections spiking - Malwarebytes
Ransomware attackers are targeting large, ill-prepared public and private organisations with easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities.
Cylance report looks into questionable pentesting practices
The report demonstrates how the line distinguishing pentesting exercises from actual threat actor behaviour has thinned.
Lack of C-suite and IT teams collaboration holding back DX - NTT
The report highlights the need for business leaders to change themselves, build a different environment, and set new behavioural priorities and performance indicators.
Banking malware grows 50% while cryptominers decline – Check Point
The report’s findings are based on data drawn from Check Point’s between January and June 2019, highlighting the key tactics cyber-criminals are using to attack businesses.
CrowdStrike report lists cybersecurity adversary rankings
In today’s ever-evolving cyber landscape, speed is essential for effective cyber defence.
Gartner names Proofpoint leader in security training
Proofpoint’s training modules are built with learning science principles and include self-service customisation, which improves efficacy and ensures longer-term retention of training.
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.
Gaming industry a rising target of cyber-attacks – Akamai
“Gamers are a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status is also a tempting target.”
Only 20% of organisations use cloud DLP – Bitglass
Each year, Bitglass conducts research on the state of enterprise cloud security in order to identify key trends and common vulnerabilities.
RPA services market to balloon up 47% by 2024, says Zinnov
The outsourced RPA services market for FY19 is estimated to be at US$570M - $600M.
Businesses feel they need AI to respond to cyber-threats - Capgemini
Two in three organisations plan to deploy artificial intelligence to bolster their defense as soon as 2020.
Buhtrap group behind targeted zero-day attack - ESET
Buhtrap group is well known for its targeting of financial institutions as well as businesses in Russia.
Check Point releases report on public cloud security challenges
Unauthorised access, insecure interfaces, misconfigurations and account hijacking named as the biggest vulnerabilities in the public cloud.
Gartner: A/NZ IT spending continues to outstrip global average
Australia will see a 3.1% increase in IT spending, while NZ should expect 2.3%. This is compared to global growth of just 0.6%.
Financial institutions' websites most frequently attacked – report
Positive Technologies found that the majority of all web attacks in 2018 targeted sites of financial institutions, transportation companies, hospitality and entertainment companies.
Malware and malicious Office documents on the rise in 2019 - WatchGuard
Hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilising fake Office documents and other attack avenues.
85% of enterprises struggling to protect network assets - Endace
Research conducted by Endace and VIB identifies the economic, resourcing, and management challenges that large enterprises face in protecting their networks.
Cloud adoption moving businesses forward faster – McAfee
However, there is a divide between organisations who have addressed their shared responsibility for protecting data in the cloud, and those who have not.