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Cyber crime damage costs firms up to $5m annually, says Barracuda
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Annual business cybercrime recovery costs can reach up to $5m, with firms fearing a rise in GenAI-powered attacks, according to a Barracuda Networks report.
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Barracuda Networks tackle rising Aussie credential stuffing scams
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Barracuda Networks proposes sturdy measures against escalating Australian credential stuffing scams, affecting around 20,000 consumers, with increased bot-assisted logins and poor password hygiene.
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How to make your Zero Trust Network Access rollout a success
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Despite 83% of cybersec decision-makers in Australia and New Zealand seeing Zero Trust Network Access as future security, 17% have yet to start a programme, Forrester Consulting study reveals.
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Bad bots make up 30% of internet traffic and they’re after APIs
Mon, 6th Nov 2023
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APIs are designed to connect and share data with other applications – and it can be easy to underestimate just how exposed that data is.
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How OT/IT security gaps threaten industrial transformation in Australia
Mon, 2nd Oct 2023
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firewall
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digital transformation
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breach prevention
To reap the full benefits of Industry 4.0, security teams need to understand what they can do to harden their legacy systems.
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SASE – Take security to users, not make them come to you
Wed, 21st Jun 2023
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firewall
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One platform with a single pane of glass provides secure access for users to the services they need or want, when they want them, wherever they are. .
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You’ve dealt with the ransomware, how come it’s back?
Thu, 20th Apr 2023
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The research shows that in 2022, 33% of Australian ransomware victims were hit more than once, highlighting the need for improved cybersecurity measures.
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The costs of email breaches that hit over 70% of Australian companies
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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Email remains the most widely used business communication channel. It is also an attractive target for cybercriminals.
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Why cloud-based resources still need effective backup
Tue, 31st Jan 2023
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cloud services
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data protection
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As businesses have come to terms with the benefits of cloud platforms, many are working to shift their IT workloads to this more flexible environment.
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APAC businesses vulnerable to cyberattack during holidays
Wed, 9th Nov 2022
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cybersecurity
Cyber attackers are targeting companies and IT security teams when they are likely to be under-resourced, according to Barracuda.
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High-risk employee behaviours making organisations vulnerable to attacks
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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A new report reveals 60% of Australian employees believe links in business emails are safe snd 22% install unauthorised software on work devices.
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Barracuda customises training to fit ACSC Essential Eight
Wed, 6th Jul 2022
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Barracuda's Security Awareness Training now aligns with the ACSC's Essential Eight to help Australian businesses combat cyber threats.
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The 'A-B-C' of effective application security
Tue, 17th May 2022
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Software applications have been a key tool for businesses for decades, but the way they are designed and operated has changed during the past few years.
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Omicron-led spike in COVID-19 test-related phishing poses threat to businesses
Mon, 24th Jan 2022
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firewall
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phishing
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email security
Massive Omicron-led spike in COVID-19 test-related phishing attacks poses serious threat to businesses, says Barracuda Networks.
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New RCE bug is making APAC businesses vulnerable to Log Injection attacks
Thu, 13th Jan 2022
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A new remote code execution bug could be making businesses in Asia Pacific vulnerable to Log4Shell log injection attacks.
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Gmail bait attacks targeting business - Barracuda report
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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phishing
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email security
Bait attacks launched via Gmail and other email services are leaving businesses in Asia Pacific vulnerable to phishing, warns Barracuda.
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The business benefits of cloud-to-cloud backups
Mon, 14th Jun 2021
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cloud services
By taking the time to review how data is being stored and protected, organisations can take advantage of these tools while maintaining effective data security.
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Sector training, further investment required in Australian Budget - ANZ cybersecurity vendors
Fri, 14th May 2021
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firewall
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Greater assistance needed to protect Australian businesses and employees from cyber threats, according to an industry expert.
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Barracuda survey reveals top security concerns for Australian businesses
Fri, 5th Feb 2021
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Loss of customers and data are top concerns for Australian businesses, says Barracuda survey. Cyber attacks have increased by 20% since 2017.
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Bait, hook and catch – targeted spearphishing on the rise
Fri, 3rd May 2019
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firewall
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
Cyber heists evolve; firms targeted with cunning spearphishing scams, says FBI.
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Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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firewall
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phishing
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email security
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
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Collaboration tool APIs leaving organisations vulnerable
Mon, 9th Jul 2018
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Alongside the migration to the cloud has been the rise of application programming interfaces (APIs) and artificial intelligence (AI).
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What to consider when moving into the cloud generation… securely
Tue, 21st Nov 2017
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cloud services
IT professionals are starting to realise just how different securing a cloud computing environment is from traditional on-premises IT environments.
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Move over ransomware; put spear phishing on your radar
Fri, 29th Sep 2017
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Spear phishers continue to exploit security weaknesses in organisations using social engineering. It’s becoming the most significant security threat.