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Why 2024 is the year of scaling security efficiencies
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In 2024, cybersecurity leaders grapple with higher data breaches, flat budgets, and increasing complexity by focusing on scaling efficiencies and securing hybrid cloud infrastructure.
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Securing APIs in 2024: Top challenges for CISOs
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gdpr
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insider threats
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cso / ciso
In 2024, securing APIs emerges as a critical task for CISOs, with 92% of organisations experiencing breaches due to increasing API adoption and sophisticated AI-powered hacking techniques.
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Delinea report highlights switch in ransomware techniques
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Delinea's annual ransomware report reveals cybercriminals' shift to stealthier exfiltration methods, with mid-sized businesses being prime targets.
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'Cybernomics 101' report warns of GenAI empowered cyber attacks
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cybercriminals
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ponemon institute
Barracuda Networks's Cybernomics 101 report warns that cybercriminals could leverage Generative AI to boost attacks' volume and effectiveness, revealing AI-enabled cybercrime concerns among 48% of Australian survey respondents.
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New ransomware report reveals 80% victim increase in 2023
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encryption
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cybersecurity
GuidePoint Security's latest ransomware report highlights an alarming 80% surge in victim numbers in 2023, with the number of victims nearly doubling from 2022.
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Egress report highlights rising concern over phishing threats
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phishing
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email security
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cybercriminals
Egress' Email Security Risk Report reveals that 94% of organisations have fallen victim to phishing attempts, demonstrating an alarming escalation in cyber threats.
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BlackFog report reveals alarming rise in ransomware attacks in 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
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data exfiltration
BlackFog's December 2023 report reveals an alarming surge in ransomware attacks, with 70 incidents noted, indicating an escalating cyber threat scenario.
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iboss unveils cybersecurity module to boost government DNS protection
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ransomware
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siem
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malware
iboss reveals a Government Protective DNS Module seeking to safeguard government agencies from DNS cyber vulnerabilities by leveraging the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's protective DNS service.
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Proofpoint acquires Tessian to bolster AI-driven cybersecurity defences
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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malware
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dlp
Proofpoint finalises acquisition of AI-leader Tessian, planning to enhance their cybersecurity platform by 2024.
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Zscaler report highlights Generative AI security risks
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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cloud security
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zscaler
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data exfiltration
Despite 92% of Indian organisations viewing generative AI tools as security risks, 95% are using them, says a Zscaler report.
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Ex-Google Cloud & Mandiant CTO takes helm at DTEX as CEO
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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public cloud
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advanced persistent threat protection
Ex-Google Cloud and Mandiant CTO, Marshall Heilman, joins DTEX as CEO to tackle increasing insider risk threats.
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Survey reveals security concerns over GenAI use in ANZ
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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soc
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zscaler
A new survey has revealed 97% of firms across Australia and New Zealand use GenAI tools, however, 85% view them as potential security risks.
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Trellix warns of rising collaboration in ransomware groups in 2023 report
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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dark web
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ai security
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cybersecurity
Cybersecurity firm Trellix exposes alarming collaboration within ransomware groups, citing sophisticated tools and tactics, in a new report.
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Vectra AI unveils enhanced Cloud Detection Response for AWS
Wed, 15th Nov 2023
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hybrid cloud
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public cloud
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cloud services
Vectra AI has introduced significant upgrades to its Cloud Detection Response platform for AWS, aiming to streamline hybrid attack investigation.
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Egress scoops Security Innovation of the Year at UK IT Industry Awards
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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partner programmes
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compliance
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cybersecurity
Egress wins Security Innovation of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards for pioneering adaptive security for cloud email.
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Tackling the evolving threat of ransomware in 2022
Thu, 3rd Feb 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
Ransomware attacks in Australia are evolving, with cybercriminals focusing more on exfiltrating data and targeting smaller businesses. .
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Data loss prevention: Why digital images should not be overlooked
Tue, 8th Oct 2019
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dlp
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cios
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clearswift
Digital images are increasingly being used as mechanisms for cyber-attacks. What can organisations to minimise risks and mitigate against this advanced threat?.
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WatchGuard releases cloud-based service to automatically block phishing attempts
Mon, 7th Oct 2019
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network management
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firewall
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network security
DNSWatchGO aims to fill security gap beyond the network perimeter, as new research shows 64% of remote users have fallen victim to a cyber-attack.