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Phishing
Why NDB compliance starts with the “essential” security basics
Ivanti talk about the upcoming ramifications of the Notifiable Data Breaches act, and the simple things you can do to prepare.
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Cybersecurity
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
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Cybercrime
England’s second largest police force still reliant on vulnerable Windows XP
The Greater Manchester police have revealed more than one in five of its computers are still running an OS that has been unsupported since 2014.
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Cybersecurity
Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’
“Once a case like this hits the news, it ignites the fire in the cybercrime community and hackers start poking around for new opportunities."
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Ransomware
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.
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Healthcare
Interview: Cisco on the cyber dangers lurking in healthcare
"Disruption to services potentially fatal. In the age of public healthcare, the government underwrites security, so issues can be very embarrassing."
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Endpoint Protection
Four cyber security principles that withstand the test of time
Information security can be a noisy place. As a career security guy my experiences have given me a deep understanding of attackers & the enterprise.
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Microsoft
New GhostHook attack technique outsmarts Microsoft PatchGuard
CyberArk Labs researchers made the proof-of-concept last week, saying that GhostHook could be a major threat once attackers have control of devices.
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Apple
Apple users advised to update their software now, as new security patches released
Welcome to the post-WannaCryptor world, where every computer user understands the importance of creating secure backups and applying security patches.
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Flexera
Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop
While there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
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Flexera
The stats are in: Japanese PC users at risk of attack through old and unpatched software
The average private user has 63 programs on their PC from 21 different vendors. 7% of those are at the end of their life, meaning they're not patched.
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Flexera
Australia’s vulnerabilities unmasked as survey reveals top unpatched & old programs
The average private user has 77 programs on their PC and 7.1% of those are at the end of their life (EOL) and no longer patched by the vendor.
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Internet of Things
IoT drives the need for smart patching to avoid downtime
The art of patching is becoming increasingly critical with the rise of the IoT - is it possible to avoid downtime?
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Microsoft
Another big Patch Tuesday
Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday is a big one, containing 13 security bulletins to fix 26 vulnerabilities in Windows and Office.