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Anniversaries remind us to review identity risks
Thu, 12th May 2022
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World Password Day provides a timely reminder for ordinary citizens and organisations to stop and think about the risks associated with digital identities.
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From predator to high-risk vaccine: Sophos tracks WannaCry's evolution
Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
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An analysis of around 2,000 WannaCry samples from 2018 shows they were adapted to bypass the famous kill switch, but unable to encrypt data.
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Two years on: Have organisations learnt from WannaCry?
Fri, 10th May 2019
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This month marks a special anniversary – two years since one of the world’s most destructive pieces of ransomware ever caused chaos.
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Legacy applications a ‘healthcare cybersecurity nightmare’
Wed, 13th Feb 2019
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A new whitepaper launched today that sought to bring light to just how dire the cybersecurity situation with hospitals really is.
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Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
Thu, 24th Jan 2019
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The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
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NHS signs £150m cybersecurity deal with Microsoft – but is it enough?
Thu, 3rd May 2018
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Following the fiasco caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack nearly a year ago, NHS has bolstered its defences with a big investment.
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Damning report finds despite WannaCry attack, NHS still not patching
Mon, 23rd Apr 2018
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A government report has emerged that reveals despite the 'major' ransomware attack a year ago, the UK's NHS STILL has not learned its lesson.
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The Internet of Broken Things? Seven key facts about IoT
Wed, 11th Apr 2018
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While most ransomware attacks currently infiltrate an organisation via email, IoT presents a new delivery system for both mass and targeted attacks.
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One year on, the WannaCry scare hasn't made healthcare security any better
Mon, 9th Apr 2018
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Connected hospitals can be exploited – and researchers believe that the WannaCry scare has only made matters worse.
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INTERVIEW: SolarWinds MSP security VP lays industry bare
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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ddos
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​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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Businesses are more aware of cybercrime but still not prepared
Thu, 29th Mar 2018
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managed services
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Findings from a survey of senior security executives revealed the majority are aware of cybercrime's rise - but they're not ready.
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ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Thu, 14th Dec 2017
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​Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
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Are you afraid of the dark? Why cloud adopters need visibility into their network
Thu, 7th Dec 2017
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cloud services
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The Reaper, which borrows programming code from the Mirai botnet, raises concerns that a new wave of DDoS attacks or other attacks could follow.
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Lessons learned from the latest ransomware attacks - there's more to come
Fri, 10th Nov 2017
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According to Europol, Europe needs to prepare itself for a large increase in the number of cyber-attacks - an expert discusses what lies ahead.
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Experts weigh in on ‘Bad Rabbit’, the potential next WannaCry​
Thu, 26th Oct 2017
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Ever heard of Bad Rabbit? It’s the newest form of ransomware causing havoc in Eastern Europe that could be coming your way soon.
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IT security increasingly becoming a board-level issue
Mon, 16th Oct 2017
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business strategy
Daniel Crnkovic, Content Security general manager talks about the changing business attitudes surrounding IT cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
Tue, 10th Oct 2017
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network management
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​Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
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How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
Mon, 9th Oct 2017
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According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
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Three ways to proactively manage cybersecurity for Aussie businesses
Mon, 2nd Oct 2017
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Simon Eid, Splunk ANZ area vice president talks about how to best approach a proactive cybersecurity plan.
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Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
Sat, 30th Sep 2017
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A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
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Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Fri, 22nd Sep 2017
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Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
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Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’
Tue, 19th Sep 2017
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Equifax breach reveals well-known vulnerability, patch available long before attack, says Flexera. More hacks likely to come.
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ESET welcomes new network security provider into its Alliance
Mon, 4th Sep 2017
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​ESET has brought a new network security provider into its Technology Alliance after announcing the agreement with GREYCORTEX.
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Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
Wed, 26th Jul 2017
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The Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report warns of rapidly evolving threats and potential 'destruction of service' (DeOS) attacks.