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Tackling the evolving threat of ransomware in 2022
It topped the list of concerns for security teams in 2021, and indications are that ransomware will continue to cause big problems for Australian businesses this year.
A new report shows RaaS dominates, but defences are gaining the upper hand
While vulnerability disclosures increased 21% in the second half of 2021 and increasingly sophisticated criminal attacks made regular news, organisations fight back with targeted remediation efforts.
Finance industry revealed as sector most under threat by cyber attacks
The finance industry has been revealed as the sector most under threat from cyber attacks, according to a new study released by Trellix.
Sophos launches zero trust offering for advanced endpoint protection
Sophos has launched Sophos ZTNA, a zero trust network access (ZTNA) offering that fully integrates with Sophos Intercept X to provide advanced endpoint protection and zero trust network access with a single agent.
Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 - report
Chainalysis is releasing its latest money laundering report analysing money laundering activity from the previous year.
2021 open season for attackers as compromised data increases
2021 was open season for attackers as ransomware gangs targeted health care facilities, schools, and critical infrastructure, with the number of publicly reported data compromises rising by 17% in 2021.
ALPHV revealed as most advanced threat actor yet while ransomware attacks on the decline
Global cyber security and risk mitigation firm, NCC Group, has identified a considerable decrease in ransomware attacks in December 2021.
Older people targeted by ransomware while young adults fall for TikTok scams
New research from Avast has revealed that older and younger generations are being targeted by different online threats based on the primary device that they use to go online.
Advanced scams, data breaches, crypto and NFT attacks to shape cyberthreat landscape in 2022
The times of pandemic coincided with the rise of targeted ransomware attacks worldwide focusing on the most valuable targets as well as interruption-sensitive businesses.
Kaspersky lists 5 cyber threats to watch for in 2022
Global privacy company Kaspersky has highlighted some of the most significant cyber threats New Zealand consumers and businesses should be prepared for in 2022.
Trickbot takes top malware spot in Australia, Emotet returns
Trickbot and Emotet have topped the list of the most prevalent malware in Australia, according to new analysis from Check Point Research.
Coping with increasing cybersecurity challenges (from the good side and the bad!)
Let’s spare a thought for cybersecurity professionals as we look into our crystal ball to see what 2022 holds. They’ll be under increasing pressure from the ‘bad guys’ and the ‘good guys’ as well.
January promises rise in ransomware, Business Australia offers 7 top tips
Following an alarming rise in cyber attacks against Australian businesses, experts are warning that January is a prime time for ransomware attacks, Business Australia states.
New lows for ransomware attacks, decline in critical infrastructure defences expected in 2022
New lows for ransomware attacks, an increase in nation state attacks, a decline in critical infrastructure defences, and 2022 becoming the year of the defender.
6 significant changes to online fraud we saw in 2021
After a busy year in the cybersecurity and online fraud prevention space, the co-founders of SEON Fraud Prevention weigh in on the top trends that changed fraud in 2021.
Ransomware, cyber insurance and unbreakable backup key reflections of 2021
Enterprises recognised the need to protect themselves against a ransomware-related class action lawsuit, and began preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Gartner explains what security leaders need to know, and do, about Log4j
Jonathan Care explains some risks the vulnerability poses for organisations and the steps security leaders should take to secure their enterprise systems against potential associated threats.
The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks
New cyber fears as The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks.
End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
Sophos reveals malicious tactics of AvosLocker ransomware
“The techniques used by AvosLocker are simple, but very clever. They ensure that the ransomware has the best chance of running in Safe Mode and allow the attackers to retain remote access to the machines throughout the attack."
2022 cybersecurity predictions from CrowdStrike
With 2022 set to be another year full of cybersecurity threats, CrowdStrike predicts the most significant threats for next year.
False sense of security plagues organisations threatened by ransomware
"Unfortunately, our research shows that while most organisations are extremely concerned about ransomware, they also have a false sense of security about their ability to prevent these devastating attacks."
Ransomware will remain the number one security threat - Barracuda
Attacks will range from extortions using stolen data to the penetration of critical supply chains.
4 out of 5 organisations to significantly increase cybersecurity budgets in 2022
Four out of five organisations are increasing cybersecurity budgets for 2022. While half of security decision-makers say the cyber skills gap will significantly impact their 2022 strategy.