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Index Engines enhances ransomware detection and recovery software
CyberSense helps organisations win the war against cyberattacks.
Nokia: Cyber attacks on internet-connected devices on the rise
Cyberattacks on internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections.
NZX, Metservice attacks show Kiwi companies must rethink cyber security
The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems.
Cyberattacks up 400% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels
Earlier this year, the FBI reported that complaints of cyberattacks received by its cyber division had risen to almost 4,000 a day.
NZX CIO David Godfrey to resign by year's end
"David has been in the business for more than a decade, and has been a great contributor over that time - including through the challenges we faced this year due to COVID and the more recent cyber attacks where he has shown wonderful calmness and support of his teams.”
IT leaders fear increase risk of cyber attacks while working from home
More than 80% of IT leaders believe their company is at a greater risk of cyber attacks when their staff are working from home, according to new research.
SMBs seeking service providers in face of rising cyber threats
SMBs are struggling with their cybersecurity solutions, with three quarters worried about being the target of a cyberattack in the next six months, and 91% considering using or switching to a new IT service provider if offered a better option.
Average cost of insider attack $2 million - Bitglass
A report has found 61% of companies had an insider attack in past year.
Global DDoS attacks: What they are, how they work, and how to defend against them
Do not pay the ransom, and do make sure you've got strong DDoS protection, security firms warn.
New data reveals correlation between cyber attacks and work from home initiatives
“Our fundamental shift to working remotely has dramatically underscored the need for comprehensive security, as well as IT guidance and training to avoid breaches."
More than 60% of security 'blue teams' struggle to stop the 'red'
"It is extremely encouraging that so many companies are regularly performing these tests to identify their weak spots and shore up their defences."
DDoS attacks spike thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, Kaspersky finds
Kaspersky experts believe the rise in malicious activity can be attributed to the impact of COVID-19, as both cybercriminals and their targets have had to reconsider their holiday plans.
DDoS attacks bigger & more prevalent in Q2 2020 - Cloudflare report
Cloudflare recorded the ‘biggest ever’ attacks – 88% of all large (100 Gbps) attacks this year were launched after the lockdown period in March.
Cyber attacks keeping business leaders up at night, new research finds
Data breaches and insider threats are keeping organisations up at night, according to new research from KnowBe4, the security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.
Top 10 riskiest IoT devices for enterprises, according to Forescout
IoT devices can become attack vectors for hackers to gain access to enterprise networks, and recent Forescout research shows businesses need to be aware of this and put adequate security measures in place.
Cyber attacks use LinkedIn to target companies and employees
The attacks, which ESET researchers have called Operation In(ter)ception, took place from September to December 2019 and are notable for using LinkedIn-based spearphishing.
Vulnerability discovered in DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch DDoS attacks against any victim
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the implementation of DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch disruptive DDoS attacks against any victim.
Rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud as use of collaboration tools increase
“While we are seeing a tremendous amount of courage and global goodwill to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we also are unfortunately seeing an increase in bad actors looking to exploit the sudden uptick in cloud adoption."
Report: Tech industry most attacked sector
"The current global crisis has shown us that cyber criminals will always take advantage of any situation and organisations must be ready for anything."
How DDoS protection is like a car’s airbags
Just as someone would never remove the airbags from their car simply because they have never had a serious accident, so they should not cut back on cyber defences just because they hadn’t had a major attack in a while.
DDoS attacks on the rise, with more hitting victims on Sunday
Kaspersky research has found that DDoS attacks have almost doubled in Q4 2019 with roughly 28% of attacks occurring on the weekend.
Study: Business has never been better for cybercriminals
“Cyber security is only as strong as the weakest link, but with the majority of organisations not understanding current password best practice, we’re not off to a great start."
Attacks on IoT devices booming, research finds
“As people become more and more surrounded by smart devices, we are witnessing how IoT attacks are intensifying."
Palo Alto Networks expands commitment to NZ market
Palo Alto Networks is expanding its New Zealand business operations in order to better prepare local businesses for growing cybersecurity concerns.