SecurityBrief New Zealand - Technology news for CISOs & cybersecurity decision-makers

Fleming Shi stories

Fleming Shi, a prolific author in the realm of cybersecurity, offers insightful analysis into both the promises and perils of technology in our modern world. Shi's commentary navigates the intricate landscape where artificial intelligence, cyber threats, and digital innovation intersect. With a particular focus on the rise of AI, as exemplified by the emergence of conversational agents like ChatGPT, he underscores the importance of harnessing this potent technology for the greater good.

The acceleration of cybersecurity threats, from the surge in vaccine-related phishing attacks to the disturbing trends in ransomware, forms a core part of Shi's reporting. He diligently tracks these evolutions, emphasising the havoc ransomware wreaks across pivotal sectors such as education and healthcare. His written pieces often draw on Barracuda research, shedding light on the latest cybercriminal strategies including the manipulation of HTML attachments and the challenges posed by spear phishing against organisations.

A testament to the breadth of Shi's expertise is his examination of how cybersecurity interfaces with larger infrastructures and business architectures. He explores the integration of security platforms, like Stellar Cyber's, with Barracuda solutions, and describes the benefits of optimising access to email security data through collaborations with cloud computing giants such as AWS. Shi's stories encapsulate a curiosity not just for the immediate implications of cyber threats but also for their broader impact on organisational resilience and security strategies.

Story image
Cyber crime damage costs firms up to $5m annually, says Barracuda
Last month
#
ransomware
#
phishing
#
email security
Annual business cybercrime recovery costs can reach up to $5m, with firms fearing a rise in GenAI-powered attacks, according to a Barracuda Networks report.
Story image
'Cybernomics 101' report warns of GenAI empowered cyber attacks
Last month
#
ai
#
cybercriminals
#
ponemon institute
Barracuda Networks's Cybernomics 101 report warns that cybercriminals could leverage Generative AI to boost attacks' volume and effectiveness, revealing AI-enabled cybercrime concerns among 48% of Australian survey respondents.
Story image
The risks and rewards of AI: A Year After ChatGPT's Rise
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
#
firewall
#
breach prevention
#
ai
We can’t put the AI genie back in the bottle, nor should we want to. What we need to do is harness its power for good.
Story image
Reported ransomware attacks doubled in key sectors
Thu, 17th Aug 2023
#
firewall
#
ransomware
#
edutech
In three key industries – municipalities, education, and healthcare – reported attacks have doubled since last year and more than quadrupled since 2021.
Story image
Reported ransomware attacks double as AI tactics take hold
Thu, 10th Aug 2023
#
ransomware
#
firewall
#
breach prevention
Ransomware is at new heights as the frequency of attacks continues to climb with no sign of slowing down, according to Barracuda.
Story image
Nearly half of Australian organisations were victims of spear phishing in 2022
Thu, 25th May 2023
#
firewall
#
email security
#
breach prevention
Cybercriminals continue to barrage organisations with targeted email attacks, and many companies are struggling to keep up.
Story image
Malicious HTML attachments a popular cyber threat: Barracuda
Fri, 5th May 2023
#
firewall
#
malware
#
phishing
Barracuda Networks has highlighted how cybercriminals leverage HTML as an attack technique in phishing, credential theft, and malware delivery.
Story image
1/3 organisations hit with ransomware are repeat victims
Thu, 30th Mar 2023
#
ransomware
#
firewall
#
breach prevention
One-third of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2022 were targeted multiple times, according to a new report.
Story image
Barracuda to optimise access to email security data with AWS
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
#
firewall
#
data protection
#
cloud services
Using Barracuda Email Protection with Amazon Security Lake, data analysts can build and use a centralised security data lake to improve data protection.
Story image
New Barracuda research sees huge spike in ransomware
Thu, 25th Aug 2022
#
firewall
#
ddos
#
malware
Ransomware attacks on education, healthcare, municipalities, infrastructure, and financial sectors dominate, according to Barracuda research.
Story image
Stellar Cyber integrates security platform with Barracuda Networks
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
#
firewall
#
advanced persistent threat protection
#
soc
Stellar Cyber integrates its security platform with Barracuda's firewalls and email protection, offering enhanced visibility and automated incident correlation.
Story image
Surge in vaccine-related phishing attacks as rollout picks up momentum
Thu, 11th Mar 2021
#
firewall
#
phishing
#
it in healthcare
Spikes in vaccine-related phishing activity centred around new updates, announcements and ground-breaking approvals from around the world.