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Take a look back at cybersecurity in 2016 with SecurityBrief Australia

16 Dec 16

2016 has been the year of new cyber attacks, new vulnerabilities and new methods to fight back against a threat that will most likely never dissipate. We look back at the year's top stories on SecurityBrief Australia.

Here's what's ahead in 2017: Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones as a new era of cybercrime dawns in 2017.

Be warned, Australia and New Zealand are the 'most vulnerable' nations when it comes to cyber attacks, says Deloitte.

The Internet of Things is becoming prevalent - now anything can have a sensor attached to it and become part of the great data machine. But research from Pwnie Express found that 86% of IT professionals are concerned about connected device threats.

Intel Security asked, "Do we stand together or are we going to be apart?" in the McAfee saga.

Meanwhile, RSA, the security division of EMC, says that threat intelligence has a shelf life because threat actors are always changing their methods.  Probably a good thing Fortinet released a new threat program for ANZ enterprises.

Newcomer Cylance whipped up the cybersecurity scene across the Asia Pacific region with its revolutionary machine learning approach to cyber threats.

IBM also got in on the game with cognitive tech in the form of Watson for Cyber Security.

This year a giant hacker scare shut down Australia's entire census site. And back in April, the Government released details of its Cyber Security Strategy

We discovered that Menlo Security uses an isolation platform to stop threats before they even get to your computer.

And at the end of it all, Palo Alto was there to guide us when facing these security demons...

What's next for 2017? Stay with us for another year of cybersecurity news with SecurityBrief Australia.

Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.
Stepping up to sell security services in A/NZ
WatchGuard Technologies A/NZ regional director gives his top tips on how to make a move into the increasingly lucrative cybersecurity services market.
Huawei founder publically denies spying allegations
“After all the evidence is made public, we will rely on the justice system.”
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
IoT breaches: Nearly half of businesses still can’t detect them
The Internet of Thing’s (IoT’s) rapid rise to prominence may have compromised its security, if a new report from Gemalto is anything to go by.