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Here’s what the threat landscape currently looks like, according to Fortinet
Fortinet says there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and using them for cryptomining.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
Cyberthreats shifting with ransomware attacks down - research
Ransomware attacks are significantly declining, and active defences strategies are highly effective but underutilised, according to ISACA.
EXCLUSIVE: Rick McElroy shares how he’d breach an enterprise
Carbon Black’s Rick McElroy asserts at the end of the day, cyberwar is not about systems but rather humans vs humans as they are the weakest link.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Palo Alto analyst unwraps mentality of cybercrime
Threat intelligence analyst Alex Hinchliffe discusses the constant rise of cybercrime, how it's changing, and the possibility of cyber warfare.
IoT, chip processors emerging as new cyber battlegrounds – report
The number of types of ransomware variants in play increased by 101 percent in 2017, a report has found.
Global MSSP Proficio opens new Melbourne base to serve Aussie businesses
Global managed security services provider Proficio has established a new base in Melbourne.
Cybercrime driving booming endpoint security market past $7.5bn
New research points to a very healthy cybersecurity market that is largely due to the very unhealthy cybercrime market.
UK most breached country in EU but businesses are blissfully naïve
A study has found that despite being the most breached country, UK businesses claim to actually feel less vulnerable than their European neighbours.
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
The cost of our connected world: how to overcome challenges without downgrading technical capabilities
Generally, the most successful threats are the simplest, says ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald.
Why antivirus peace of mind doesn’t have to cost you… anything
Is it really possible to get a robust antivirus solution for free?
Clear security guidelines needed to protect Australia’s digital health records
The shift to the use of digital medical records poses challenges from an IT security perspective.
Cybercriminals make a meal of weakened supply chains
Ransomware attacks and other cyber threats are targeting the supply chain in greater numbers, says Dimension Data's latest report.
Exclusive: 'Bad guys aren't so bad' as cryptomining is a sign of conscience
Cryptomining is now a more popular method of cybercrime than ransomware but expert Tim Brown says this isn't a bad thing as it causes less harm.
The top four security strategies and why they’re so effective
Four strategies that can mitigate 85% of attacks and Ransomware.
Going beyond antivirus with Trend Micro's Maximum Security
With the widening scale of cyber threats targeting consumers, its crucial that our security solutions simultaneously protect every type of device.
Food industry hit hardest by malware in 2017 - report
Businesses in the food industry were hit hardest by various types of malware in 2017 – a trend that is relatively unchanged from the previous year.
NHS signs £150m cybersecurity deal with Microsoft – but is it enough?
Following the fiasco caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack nearly a year ago, NHS has bolstered its defences with a big investment.
Arm your battle stations: Ransomware is growing like the plague
‘Your files have been encrypted. You have 24 hours to pay or your data will be destroyed’.
Damning report finds despite WannaCry attack, NHS still not patching
A government report has emerged that reveals despite the 'major' ransomware attack a year ago, the UK's NHS STILL has not learned its lesson.
What do cybercriminals spend their money on? Sex, drugs & toilet roll
Cybercriminals in Bromium's report were earning up to £1.4m a year and had a number of fascinating spending habits.
The Internet of Broken Things? Seven key facts about IoT
While most ransomware attacks currently infiltrate an organisation via email, IoT presents a new delivery system for both mass and targeted attacks.