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6 months under siege: the malware story so far in 2017
Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point explores the major trends in global malware attacks during the first half of 2017.
New wave of ransomware could put utilities at risk
ICS attacks could shut down critical operational systems, damage or destroy physical equipment and threaten human safety.
Australians turning a blind eye to data backup & security
Some Australians are turning a blind eye to their computer safety – even despite highly publicised cyber attacks, according to a survey from Acronis.
ESET welcomes new network security provider into its Alliance
ESET has brought a new network security provider into its Technology Alliance after announcing the agreement with GREYCORTEX.
BT says investing in all the latest cybersecurity is no silver bullet
Throwing money at cybersecurity is a mistake that can make firms a target not just for cyber criminals but also for over-zealous IT salespeople.
Mobile malware creation is now as easy as downloading an app
Mobile malware creation is as easy as downloading an app and potential criminals don’t even need to write a single line of code.
Locky ransomware's 'rebirth' puts everyone at risk once again
The Locky ransomware is back and using social engineering in another round of email-based attacks on tens of thousands of users.
How to make your smart home safe when hackers are looming nearby
The more devices you connect to your network the more you need to protect, your data may be at risk...
Check Point's latest threat research taken from data you can see in real time
Check Point has taken the latest results from its Cyber Attack Trends: Mid Year Report from data that viewers can see happening in real time.
Holistic information security & business continuity helps businesses prevent disruption
Based in Auckland, they have a strong history of protecting New Zealand organisations from disruptive and damaging incidents before they take control.
Opportunity for A/NZ resellers as emt signs distie deal with OPSWAT
With a client base including the U.S. Army and ING Bank, OPSWAT's platform is now available to A/NZ resellers via emt Distribution.
Sandboxing and threat intelligence: Proactive defence against ransomware
Ingram Micro’s Swapneil Diwaan explains the need for speed in preventing fast-moving cyber threats including ransomware.
Cybercrime: What to expect for the rest of 2017 and how to prepare
So far this year we have already borne witness to a multitude of serious cybercrime. NordVPN has provided insights for what the second half may hold.
Dicker Data: What NZ companies need to know about cybersecurity
There is a significant weakness with cybersecurity in New Zealand – and according to Dicker Data, it stems from one of our strengths.
UK SMBs estimate average cost of cyberattack more than £730,000
UK SMBs estimated the average cost of a cyberattack where their customer records or critical business data were stolen at an eye-watering £737,677.
HBO’s Game of Thrones treasure chest ransacked by hackers
It would seem winter has come for HBO after hackers have stormed the company’s servers and looted the jewels within to leak data online.
Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.
Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
“As recent incidents like WannaCry and Netya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect their attacks.”
60% of enterprises confirm global attacks have affected cyber protection choices
Results from a recent survey of security executive from across 11 EMEA countries have been released, revealing the effects of attacks like WannaCry.
Local SMEs are the most vulnerable to ransomware attacks: Turrito Networks
The right partner will understand both your needs and risks as a business, and then provide solutions that protect your data from day one.”
To pay or not to pay; protecting your business against the rising threat of ransomware
f you think you’d elect to pay, there’s no better time than now to improve your security practices as you will become a target for further attacks.
A system wiper with no recourse: Researchers discover what NotPetya attack was really after
ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald says that NotPetya was most likely a state-sponsored attack through malware.
Sophos responds to new variant of Petya ransomware
These attacks are upping the ante, as they hit services that affect people’s day-to-day activity; such as healthcare, and postal services.
NotPetya ransomworm knows no boundaries - A/NZ firms affected
Ransomware knows no boundaries: That's the lesson coming from the NotPetya attack that, despite starting in Europe, has spread to A/NZ.