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Cybersecurity
Email threats spike 101%, remains a top attack vector
"Each year we see innovation in the threat landscape, but each year email remains a major threat to organisations."
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Artificial Intelligence
Abnormal Security finds financial supply chain under threat
New research by Abnormal Security has found a rising trend in financial supply chain compromise as threat actors increasingly impersonate vendors.
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Microsoft
SMX partnership with Microsoft leads to NTT recognition
SMX has captured the attention of NTT after receiving positive reviews from businesses across Australasia and beyond for its email security.
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Email Security
Netpoleon, Abnormal partnership to plug gaps in email defence
The alliance gives Netpoleon's channel partners access to a security platform that leverages AI-based behavioural data science.
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Phishing
Hundreds of Australian corporations identified with email security vulnerabilities
A security researcher from CanIPhish.com has discovered over 200 well-known Australian corporations with email security vulnerabilities.
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Data Protection
Barracuda launches updated email protection backed by API-based AI tech
"Barracuda Email Protection offers customers complete protection by combining gateway defence, API-based inbox defence, incident response, data protection, and user security awareness capabilities."
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Cybersecurity
Email: Still the number one threat vector
Just as cyber-criminals are ever honing their methods to increase their chances of success, so must security teams.
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Email
The network effect and the search for resilient email security
Not only is email everywhere, but it is ‘built-in’ to our lives as a required mode of communication for too many activities to name.
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Microsoft 365
1 in every 4 companies using Microsoft 365 suffered security breach
User-compromised passwords and phishing attacks were the reason for 62% of all security breaches reported.
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Email
Spamhaus teams up with Validity to fight malicious emails
"IP and domain reputation data contains fingerprints of malicious behaviour. Therefore, it is vital to expand the breadth of data shared, analysed, and utilised globally."
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Verified Mark Certificates
Entrust launches Verified Mark Certificates to support BIMI email authentication standard
“By encouraging the deployment of DMARC and promoting its adoption, BIMI benefits the whole email ecosystem to promote strong sender authentication.”
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Scams
Scam messages on the rise, organisations must take action
"Organisations need to re-evaluate the communications channels they use to interact with customers to better establish trust. With fraudsters monopolising open channels such as SMS and email, these channels cannot be relied upon."
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Email Security
Barracuda sees strong momentum across cloud email security solutions
There is increased risk of socially engineered attacks like conversation hijacking, business email compromise, account takeover, and growing demand for protecting customer data in the cloud.
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Email Security
Employees using corporate emails for private purposes putting companies at risk
 A new study has revealed 40% of all corporate email breaches occurred on websites used for personal purposes.
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Email Security
Check Point rolls out email protection SaaS in A/NZ
Check Point Software Technologies has this week launched a new cybersecurity offering designed for cloud-based emails and office suite applications.
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Cybersecurity
Advantage to resell PowerDMARC email spoof prevention SaaS
In partnership with Katana Technologies, Advantage and PowerDMARC will help to increase DMARC adoption rates across the region.
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Phishing
Kaseya acquires phishing defense platform, Graphus
The Graphus solution uses AI technology to defend Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite inboxes from a variety of threats delivered via email.
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Cybersecurity
Just 6,000 accounts responsible for over 100,000 email attacks - report
Barracuda has today released a report detailing how 6,170 malicious accounts that use Gmail, AOL, and other email services were responsible for more than 100,000 business email compromise (BEC) attacks on nearly 6,600 organisations. 
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Email Security
Cloud Security Alliance signs on PowerDMARC as new partner
PowerDMARC will provide CSA with critical data points from their platform that will facilitate new research into the emerging technology of cloud-based email security.
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Email Security
SafeSend available to VIPRE partners
VIPRE’s reseller partners can now offer SafeSend to their customers to help prevent data breaches caused by employee-error.
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Phishing
Cyber criminals continue to capitalise on COVID-19
"With 91% of all email-related security breaches emanating from poor cyber hygiene, never has it been more pressing to adopt good practices and invest in solutions that will better support remote working environments in the face of crisis."
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Email Security
Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ rolls out free AccountGuard service ahead of general election
Microsoft’s AccountGuard service aims to strengthen cybersecurity for those campaigning for the election, or for government organisations involved in political education or analysis.
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Email Security
Barracuda brings email protection to more Australian businesses
“This is a significant milestone for our Australian business to better serve all of our local customers, particularly those operating in regulated industries that face local data requirements."