Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
The cryptominer was recently discovered when attackers targeted internet-facing database servers (SQL servers), and the MrbMiner was downloaded and installed.
Kaseya announces unified RMM solution
McAfee names ThreatQ innovation partner of the year
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS tackle hybrid and multi-cloud security
Top security threats for 2021
BackupAssist partners with Wasabi for greater cyber-resilience
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
Sophos named a Numbering Authority in CVE programme
The programme, which runs an open data registry of vulnerabilities, enables programme stakeholders to correlate vulnerability information used to protect systems against attacks.
Cybercriminals leverage AI to sustain attacks on enterprises
What is less discussed is how cybercriminals are taking advantage of those very same technologies to automate their attacks, too.
Pure Security & 6clicks take security risk management platform to market
“We are leading by example through our adoption of 6clicks, not just in Pure Security, but across the Tesserent group."
How the editorial team works at Techday: Our tips for you
Preparing your releases in a particular way will not only make our lives easier, but improve the chances of your lead being picked among the masses.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
Hornetsecurity acquires Altaro, the latest in acquisition spree
The move is a culmination of a medley of acquisitions made by Hornetsecurity recently, following the January 2019 acquisition of Spamina, a Spanish cloud email security company, as well as EveryCloud, its British market partner, in early 2020.
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
SASE vs zero trust – or the best of both worlds
Zero trust and SASE work together by converging a least-privilege access strategy with an architecture that simplifies how highly distributed users, BYOD, and cloud resources are secured.
ESET brings endpoint security platform to Australia
ESET Protect is designed to automate ESET security solutions across on-premise and cloud environments for businesses of all sizes.
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
Worldwide cybersecurity spending to increase 10% in 2021 — Canalys
This will contribute to a swelling of the valuation of the cybersecurity market, which is set to reach $60.2 billion this year.
Fortinet promises free cybersecurity training until skills gap trend reverses
"We are committed to continue offering the entire catalogue of self-paced Network Security Expert training at no cost until we see the skills gap trend reverse."
APAC secure content management market to hit $2.2 billion by 2024
The proliferation of cloud-based deployments will largely drive this, the report says, as the COVID-19 pandemic motivates more enterprises to move their workloads to the cloud and rely more on the internet.
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
As digital transformation grows in A/NZ companies, misconceptions about their role in cloud security abound
While an 81% majority of A/NZ organisations are accelerating their digital transformation, a giant 99% of surveyed respondents say they believe their cloud security provider provides enough protection, according to a Trend Micro study.
Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
Entrust acquires HyTrust, with aim to improve data encryption solutions
Entrust says the acquisition will bolster its effort to deliver data protection and compliance solutions to its customers, while accelerating their digital transformations.
Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
Sophos Rapid Response puts out the ransomware fire
“Attackers are using a range of techniques and whichever defence has a weakness is how they get in. When one technique fails they move on to the next, until they find a weak spot."
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors.
CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council, led by 16 security execs
The new body will be co-chaired by Tech Data director of security solutions Tracy Holtz, and Alvaka Networks chief operating officer and chief information security officer Kevin McDonald.
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
Check Point invests in local cloud capabilities in A/NZ
As public cloud usage in Australia and New Zealand grows, the company says it will continue to invest locally to support businesses.
22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
The new 4K NVR Enforcer Kit was named a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honouree.
Malware vendors look to marketing to spread Android RAT
What happens when an Android malware vendor teams up with a marketer? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
"Nothing is truly free, and, unfortunately, the current business model for free services means that, essentially, we pay with our data."
Online gaming a 'hotbed' for DDoS attacks — report
The latency and availability issues present in online gaming, in particular, presented an attractive target to attackers, in addition to the enduring popularity of gaming in the era of COVID-19.
DCI Data Centers to build $400m facility in Sydney
DCI Data Centers has secured development approval for a new AU$400 million data centre in Sydney’s Eastern Creek.
Palo Alto Networks advances attack surface management with Expanse
"By integrating Expanse's attack surface management capabilities into Cortex after closing, we will be able to offer the first solution that combines the outside view of an organisation's attack surface with an inside view to proactively address all security threats."
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes-native security provider StackRox
Red Hat will further expand its security offering, adding StackRox's complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio.
The best DDoS protection depends on the use case
On-demand, always-on and hybrid models provide different services for different needs, writes Radware product marketing manager Eyal Arazi.
Huawei: Corporates must focus on data minimisation and business continuity to mitigate data security challenges
"From a long-term sustainable point of view, organisations will need to adopt data minimisation and privacy by design and default."
IronNet expands Asia Pacific presence with new strategic partnership
“The combination of M.Tech’s extensive network in Asia Pacific and our unparalleled expertise in threat intelligence and detection will help more enterprises across the region to proactively identify and take down known and unknown threats before they happen.”
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
Demystifying 'zero trust' and its role in cybersecurity
The principle of ‘zero trust’ in cybersecurity is simple: Trust nothing, and verify everything.