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Ponemon Institute
Email revealed to be riskiest channel for data loss
More than half (60%) of organisations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months.
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Cybersecurity
Divide between IT and OT teams hindering unified cybersecurity strategies
"Organisations must not fall into the trap of thinking that OT can just be tacked onto an existing IT program or managed under a general IT umbrella."
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Visibility
Lack of visibility cited as number one roadblock to robust security, report finds
“While it’s positive to see more leaders engaging in strategic approaches to securing their organisation, it’s important to keep their energy focused on the fundamentals of cybersecurity."
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Cybersecurity
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing. 
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SaaS
Cloud account takeovers present serious security risk to enterprises
"Cloud account compromises and sensitive information loss can disrupt business, damage brand reputation, and cost organisations millions annually.”
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Cybersecurity
'Risky behaviour' observed in IT security pros and individuals - survey
The report found expectation and reality are often misaligned when it comes to the implementation of desirable security solutions. 
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Cloud Security
Thales: Organisations failing to protect sensitive data in the cloud
Although nearly half of corporate data is stored in the cloud, a quarter of Australian organisations admit they have not employed a security-first approach to cloud storage.
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Security teams spend 25% of their time chasing false positives
The report also showed that teams were also concerned about investigating actionable intelligence and building incident timelines as well as cleaning, fixing and/or patching networks. 
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Encryption
Organisations putting stronger focus on data encryption – report
Cloud data protection requirements continue to drive encryption use, with encryption across both public and private cloud use cases growing over 2018 levels
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Cybersecurity
Migration away from on-prem data centres stalled by security
Despite the surging cloud adoption that is rife around the world, a new study has revealed there’s still a lack of understanding around security.
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Passwords
Yubico report reveals troubling password behaviour
Some shocking results include that 57% of respondents who have experienced a phishing attack have not changed their password behaviours.
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GDPR
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.
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Artificial Intelligence
Report finds AI is a key cybersecurity weapon in the IoT era
Increasingly, security professionals are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a key weapon to win the battle against stealthy threats inside their IT infrastructures.
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Trends
Cost of cyber attacks up 62% in five years - report
Malware infections globally are the most expensive cyber attacks – costing $2.4 million per incident.
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Healthcare
How to effectively address security challenges in a digital healthcare world
It’s important for healthcare firms to maintain organisation-wide security that is both up-to-date and automated, says Wavelink.
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Cybersecurity
INTERVIEW: SolarWinds MSP security VP lays industry bare
​Cybercrime is a business and the rising number of attacks is not a result of criminals getting smarter -most businesses just have poor cyber hygiene.
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GDPR
STUDY: How security managers protect data in public and private clouds
More data is being stored in the cloud, where IT departments have less control over it – and this trend is only set to continue.
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Artificial Intelligence
Aussie firms slow to adopt 'breakthrough innovation' for cyber defence
Australian businesses need to be on the lookout for malicious insiders, phishing and social engineering or face price tags of as much as $137,000.
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Cybersecurity
Citrix report: Every generation brings different cybersecurity risks to work
Millennials risk data confidentiality; Gen Xers are most likely to be negligent about security policies & baby boomers may fall for phishing scams.