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Ransomware
Businesses unprepared to defend against ransomware attacks
Ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but businesses are still largely unprepared.
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Cyber Criminal
Identity and access: the fight is on
Blue team defenders are used to protecting our data, applications, and users with access controls and other security mechanisms, which is why attacks like this are especially challenging when they target identity and access control systems.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report. 
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Cybersecurity
Blasé attitudes to cybersecurity by business a national risk
The largely unregulated state of cybersecurity in NZ, and consequential ambivalence of most businesses, risk hurting the country's trading prospects.
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HP Inc
Firmware attacks significant threat in age of hybrid work
Changing workforce dynamics are creating new challenges for IT teams around firmware security, according to new research.
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Digital Transformation
Cybersecurity priorities for digital leaders navigating digital transformation
In recent years, Asia-Pacific has especially been a hotspot for cyberattacks, and as we continue into 2022, it’s evident that the problem is becoming more significant.
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Ransomware
Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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Cybersecurity
Trend Micro unveils dedicated security for electric vehicles
The cybersecurity company has announced VicOne - dedicated security for the electric vehicles and connected cars of today and tomorrow.
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Ransomware
More than 90% of cyber attacks made possible by human error
The data are clear, with cyberattacks on the rise in recent years and the cybersecurity situation increasingly complex. 
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Cloud
Exabeam expands investment in Google Cloud in fight against cyber threats
The move opens up limitless data ingestion, speed, and scale opportunities for worldwide security teams in their ongoing fight against cybersecurity attacks.
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Manufacturing
Cyber attacks on industrial assets cost firms millions
Some 89% of electricity, oil & gas, and manufacturing firms have experienced cyber attacks impacting production and energy supply over the past year.
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Ransomware
Organisations in Singapore paying multiple ransom demands
80% of organisations in Singapore suffered at least one ransomware attack in 2022, compared to the 60% reported in 2021.
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike doubles down on visibility with new graph database
CrowdStrike Asset Graph is a new graph database powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, providing IT leaders with a 360-degree view into all assets.
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Cloud
Sophos uncovers latest cyber attack trends in Playbook report
Research finds that there has been a 36% increase in cyber attack dwell time, with a median intruder dwell time of 15 days in 2021 versus 11 days in 2020.
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Cybersecurity
Visibility and control gaps undermining security - report
Organisations are struggling to define and secure an expanding cyber-attack surface, hampering risk management efforts.
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Cybersecurity
2021 the year cyber criminals got creative - Proofpoint
One constant that remains as organisations approach a sense of normalcy after a disruptive year is that cyber criminals continue to target and exploit people.
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Data Protection
Mandiant launches digital risk protection offering
Mandiant has launched a digital risk protection offering that allows security leaders to proactively mitigate threats before they disrupt business operations.
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Mandiant
Mandiant, Interos offer advanced insights in new partnership
Mandiant and Interos have entered a strategic partnership to provide advanced insights and analysis to help businesses defend against cyber attacks and other threats.
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Data Protection
Vectra AI launches Microsoft 365 posture management tool
Vectra AI has launched Vectra Protect, a posture management tool designed to find and mitigate security risks in Microsoft 365.
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Cybersecurity
82% of CIOs say software supply chains are vulnerable
A new study from Venafi has found 82% of CIOS say their organisations are vulnerable to cyberattacks targeting software supply chains. 
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DevOps
Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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Cybersecurity
Cyber security innovation has stagnated, and we need a new approach
It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that is the case, the cyber security community suffers from collective insanity.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber attacks on healthcare doubled in 2021, trend continues in 2022
Cyber attacks targeting the health and social care sector in Australia doubled in 2021 compared with data from 2020.
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DDoS
Maximum DDoS attack size grows by 297%, report finds
According to the report, while the average attack size fell by 50% over 2021 the maximum attack size nearly tripled, growing 297% over the same period.