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Ransomware
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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Hacking
Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems. 
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Cybersecurity
Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
There was an increase in the number of attacks aimed at the trade industry and medical institutions, as well in the number of social engineering attacks on individuals.
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Cybersecurity
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
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Cybersecurity insurance
COVID-19 could boost need for cyber insurance
The reality is that most individuals don’t have adequate protection or knowledge of how to get protection.
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Mimecast
Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
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Venafi
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Phishing
Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
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Deep Instinct
Overcoming deepfakes with deep learning
In the past couple of weeks, there have been high-profile examples of deepfakes, where deep learning, an advanced subset of AI, is used to manipulate videos to create fake videos.
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Phishing
Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
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Cybersecurity
Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber threats progressing as defenses evolve - Trustwave
The findings illustrate cybercriminals deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills.
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Okta
Okta launches $50mil fund to fuel identity solutions startups
The fund will seek out startups that are aligned with Okta's vision of enabling any organisation to use any technology.
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Email Security
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
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Phishing
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
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Phishing
Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
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Email Security
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
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Malware
Businesses too slow on attack detection – CrowdStrike
The 2018 CrowdStrike Services Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals IR strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 200 cases.
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Phishing
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
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Phishing
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
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Collaboration
Collaboration tool APIs leaving organisations vulnerable
Alongside the migration to the cloud has been the rise of application programming interfaces (APIs) and artificial intelligence (AI).
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Phishing
Internet security researcher seeking assistance from cybercrime victims
“Between August 2010 and August 2016, New Zealanders reported almost 28,500 online incidents involving $35million in direct financial losses."
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Hackers
All in a day's work: Why hackers hack and how they do it
It can take hackers less than an hour to steal data from an organisation, and most of the time their targets don’t even detect the attacks.
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Internet of Things
CERT Australia reveals this year's cybersecurity challenges
Criminals will exploit known vulnerabilities; social engineering will craft sophisticated networks; supply chain targeting will target third parties..