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Nation state attacks
IT execs fear trickle-down of Nation State attack tools will hurt business
And they are right to be worried, according to new research.
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Cybersecurity
72% of IT executives fear trickle-down of nation-state attack techniques will hurt business
Nation-state techniques, such as those used in the SolarWinds attack, are already being adopted by ransomware gangs.
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Phishing
Cyber-attackers target COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in sweeping phishing campaign
IBM’s Security X-Force, a task force created in the early days of the pandemic with an aim to combat cyber-attacks related to potential vaccines’ supply chains, released details on a coordinated effort to disrupt the COVID-19 ‘cold chain’.
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Cloud
WhiteHawk delivers cybersecurity amid heightened threats
Nation-state attacks have targeted telecommunications and internet service providers, government organisations, and other institutions globally.
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Cloud
Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
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LogRhythm
Three cybersecurity vendors outline 16 industry predictions for 2020
With 2019 coming to a close, Ping Identity, Attivo Networks, and LogRhythm’s experts share what 2020 holds in store for cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike report lists cybersecurity adversary rankings
In today’s ever-evolving cyber landscape, speed is essential for effective cyber defence.
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Cybersecurity
The future of cybercrime in Australia – ESET
Cyber-attacks will continue so long as the target seems worthwhile and the attackers have funding to continue their work.
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North Korea
Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
The diverse geopolitical and economic interests of the states in the region play a significant role in driving and shaping cyber threat activity against entities operating in APAC.
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Artificial Intelligence
Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.
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Malware
Norwegian security firm thwarts state-sponsored attack by APT10
Norwegian cybersecurity firm Visma is accusing a Chinese state-sponsored attack group (APT10) of allegedly attacking their systems and engaging in cyberespionage.
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Data breach
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
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Interview
Interview: Tenable CTO on how companies should measure cyber risk
Rising geopolitical tensions coupled with an expanding attack surface have left governments and organisations vulnerable to targeted attacks.
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Carbon Black
Carbon Black releases 2019 global threat report
The report found that a new breed of cyberattacks (seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension) is emerging.
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Healthcare
Top cybersecurity threats of 2019 – Carbon Black
Carbon Black chief cybersecurity officer Tom Kellermann combines his thoughts with those of Carbon Black's threat analysts and security strategists.
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Ransomware
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
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Identity and Access Management
How protecting critical infrastructure starts with securing social media
Erroneous alerts regarding potential missile strikes that caused civil disruption in Hawaii and Japan in recent history.
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Email Security
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
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CrowdStrike
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.”
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industrial control systems
Ten key steps to secure industrial control systems
Malicious groups and individuals worldwide are increasingly targeting critical infrastructure such as power and water supplies, telecommunications and transport systems.
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Carbon Black
Cyber attackers using businesses to target nation states
64% of incident response professionals had experienced attackers launching secondary command and control after an initial attack was shut down.
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Exclusive
Exclusive: How nation-state attacks impact businesses
With tensions between global superpowers rising, cyber attacks have become a new frontier for governments to gain an advantage over one another.
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Malware
Deep dive: Research finds new links among North Korea’s malware families
By identifying reused code, researchers gained valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns.
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DDoS
Exclusive: DDoS attacks up, spike in attacks on govt agencies
NETSCOUT has released its Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) report for the first half of 2018, exclusive on SecurityBrief.