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Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
Cybercrime could cost companies US$5.2tril over next five years – survey
New research from Accenture found that only 30% of organisations are very confident in internet security.
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
2018 sees 1,500% increase in coinmining malware - report
This issue will only continue to grow as IoT forms the foundation of connected devices and smart city grids.
Mac malware on WatchGuard’s top ten list for first time
The report is based on data from active WatchGuard Firebox unified threat management appliances and covers the major malware campaigns.
SailPoint releases first identity annual report
SailPoint’s research found that many organisations are lacking maturity in their governance processes over identities.
Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
Aus organisations need to lock down on data security
Where nearly 3 in 5 organisations (56%) routinely encrypted employee and HR data in 2016, this has further dropped to around 2 in 5 organisations (44%) this year.
Companies swamped by critical vulnerabilities – Tenable
Research has found enterprises identify 870 unique vulnerabilities on internal systems every day, on average, with over 100 of them being critical.
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.
Voter databases available on the dark web - report
A Carbon Black threat report has revealed that destructive cyberattacks are increasing ahead of 2018 US midterm elections.
SD-WAN deployments up, but networking and security challenges persist
The report, commissioned by Barracuda Networks, includes data from more than 900 respondents in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Aus SMBs not concerned enough about data privacy - study
Half a year on from the introduction of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme (February 2018), many Australian SMBs are still not adequately prepared.
Exclusive: CrowdStrike’s roundup of threats so far in 2018
“Increasingly, we see criminal groups are also using the techniques and tradecraft that were typically the domain of nation states to break into companies.”
Organisations still can’t get access management right - One Identity
These and other findings paint a bleak picture of how many organisations approach IAM and PAM programs.
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
Access to thousands of breached sites found on Russian underground market
A number of the available servers investigated by Flashpoint led analysts to conclude that most of the breaches are from either US, Russian, or German hosting services.
SD-WAN adoption growing, but MPLS is here to stay - report
The report represents 850 companies in five industries: manufacturing, healthcare, banking, financial services and insurance, healthcare, retail, technology.
Financial services breaches nearly triple in two years - Bitglass
“Financial organisations regularly handle sensitive, regulated data like home addresses, bank statements and Social Security numbers.”
Nearly 50% of businesses have yet to take control of password security - report
“Passwords continue to be a challenge to cybersecurity in the workplace, and attacks continue to grow in number and complexity every year.”
Exclusive interview: Gemalto’s channel strategy for A/NZ
Earlier this year, Gemalto appointed Tech Data as a distributor for its portfolio of SafeNet identity and data protection solutions in New Zealand.