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Sean Duca stories

Sean Duca is a prolific writer who delves into the intricacies and evolving landscapes of cybersecurity, with a particular focus on how it impacts businesses and society at large. His work sheds light on the pressing issues facing the technology sector today, such as the importance of securing the Internet of Things (IoT) as its market value skyrockets. Duca's expertise also extends to the increasing threats in cloud computing, where he explores how threat actors exploit common vulnerabilities.

Moreover, Duca's interest in the deleterious effects of cybercrime is evident in his analysis of scams, such as fake extensions tricking users into compromising their security. He highlights the alarming rise in vulnerability exploitation attempts and the significant financial and operational impact ransomware demands have on organisations. In addressing these challenges, Duca discusses the responses from cybersecurity firms, including the launch of services designed to counter these threats, and elucidates the implications of new legislation aimed at strengthening data protection. Through his columns, Sean Duca effectively raises awareness and provides insightful commentary on the digital dangers that permeate our modern world.

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Palo Alto Networks finds 55% increase in vulnerability exploitation attempts
Fri, 9th Jun 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
With the rate of vulnerability exploitation showing no sign of slowing down up from 147,000 attempts in 2021 to 228,000 in 2022.
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Fake ChatGPT extension stealing victims' account details
Wed, 3rd May 2023
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firewall
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email security
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breach prevention
Scammers are exploiting the rise of generative AI, particularly ChatGPT, to trick users into sharing sensitive information or downloading malware.
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Threat actors targeting common vulnerabilities in the cloud
Fri, 21st Apr 2023
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cloud services
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
As cloud adoption continues to surge threat actors are increasingly targeting common vulnerabilities in the cloud.
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Palo Alto Networks responds to rise in threats with MDR service
Tue, 9th Aug 2022
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Unit 42 Managed Detection and Response is a new service that can offer continuous 24/7 threat detection, investigation and response.
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Ransomware payments hit multi-million dollar highs
Wed, 30th Mar 2022
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malware
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bi
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big data
The average ransom demand in cases rose 144% in 2021 to US$2.2 million, while the average payment climbed 78% to US$541,010.
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Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Mon, 10th Jan 2022
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big data
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bi
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firewall
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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The growing importance of IoT security
Thu, 30th Jan 2020
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firewall
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network management
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network security
IoT device market in Oz to hit £5.3bn by '23, yet security risks loom.
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How businesses should prepare for Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification laws
Wed, 19th Apr 2017
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cloud services
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network management
Australia, like other countries, has not been immune to data breaches in which personal information has been exposed.