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Organisations still not getting cybersecurity fundamentals right - Wavelink
Research shows that nearly 60% of organisations that suffered a data breach in the two years between 2016 and 2018 fell victim to a known vulnerability with patches available.
Time to give your security setup an end-of-year clean?
ExtraHop reminds businesses that ‘tis the season embark on the annual end of year clean: garages, closets and cybersecurity settings.
Patching: Reducing the gap between exposure and remediation
On average, it takes an organisation 90-120 days to deploy a patch to their devices, which is too big a gap between a patch being released and it being deployed.
Breaches on the rise despite increased security spend, survey finds
"This study shows the vulnerability gap that has been a growing pain point for CIOs and CISOs."
Cryptojacking and failure to patch still major threats - Ixia
Compromised enterprise networks from unpatched vulnerabilities and bad security hygiene continued to be fertile ground for hackers in 2018.
IBM X-Force Red & Qualys introduce automated patching
IBM X-Force Red and Qualys are declaring a war on unpatched systems, and they believe automation is the answer.
Three key steps to improving security patching
Many IT departments only patch the top software applications such as Microsoft, Adobe and their browsers.
Automated Microsoft updates not enough to protect businesses - report
Security professionals need to pay attention to desktop applications because most vulnerabilities found in these types of apps can be dangerous.
Breaking down the ASD’s “top four” strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents
We take a deep dive into the absolute essential aspects of a robust security strategy, as outlined by the Australian government.
Ransomware: Top-of-mind for Aussies, but we just don't know what to do about it
Ransomware continues to be a major concern for Australian consumers this year - and many are unsure if they have even been affected by it.
Back to basics: 4 common sense steps to avoid a software attack
Flexera's SVP for EMEA shares inside information into why businesses are more at risk than ever and what they can do to better protect themselves.
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
Singapore organizations caught in 'patching paradox'
Singapore organizations say they don’t have the resources to keep up with the volume of patches required to remediate software flaws.
Australia the best in the world... at being breached
Australia may have just cleaned up at the Commonwealth Games, but it appears the nation still has a lot to learn when it comes to cybersecurity.
Android device vendors dragging the chain on patch updates
Security Research Labs claims that TCL, Oppo and ZTE vendors have at least four or more missed patches designated as critical or high severity.
Control is critical to contain cyber attacks in New Zealand
As evident from CERT New Zealand’s security recommendations, mitigation and prevention of a data breach is a lot more cost-effective than recovery.
Insights on industrial vulnerability: How secure is your OT infrastructure?
Addressing the requirements of an OT network is now more important than ever and requires an integrated approach.
Intel releases Spectre & Meltdown patches for some Skylake processors
Intel has officially released patches to OEM customers and industry partners running Skylake-based platforms.
Stop patching Spectre & Meltdown issues or risk reboot problems, Intel warns
Intel is warning all users to stop downloading patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities because they are causing system reboot issues.
The rise and rise of ransomware: From CryptoLocker to Cerber
Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a huge wave of file-encrypting ransomware variants extorting money.
Why NDB compliance starts with the “essential” security basics
Ivanti talk about the upcoming ramifications of the Notifiable Data Breaches act, and the simple things you can do to prepare.
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
England’s second largest police force still reliant on vulnerable Windows XP
The Greater Manchester police have revealed more than one in five of its computers are still running an OS that has been unsupported since 2014.
Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’
“Once a case like this hits the news, it ignites the fire in the cybercrime community and hackers start poking around for new opportunities."