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Sustainability
Phronesis Security achieves B-Corp certified status
Phronesis Security has become the first cyber security company in Australia to achieve the coveted B Corp certification, having been certified since June 2022. 
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Phishing
Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Check Point
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Puppet
Tony Green joins us today to discuss how organisations can use automation to implement the Essential Eight maturity model recommended by the Australian Cyber Security Center.
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Cybersecurity
CERT NZ helps open source community with upgrade of Samba
A collaboration between CERT NZ, Catalyst and the open source community has created a major update for Samba, making it more secure.
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Malware
Bitdefender supports Amazon GuardDuty for advanced threat detection
Bitdefender antimalware technology provides AWS customers with advanced threat detection to identify malware, zero-day attacks, and malicious activity. 
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Ransomware
Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Microsoft
EY launches cybersecurity centers in NZ amidst rising cyber threats
EY says its launching two of its globally recognised cyber security centers, one in Auckland and the second in Wellington, with a potential third in Christchurch. 
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Storage
Pure Storage revolutionises St George’s Hospital systems
Pure Storage has modernised St George’s Hospital’s data storage environment to ensure round-the-clock, high-speed access to critical patient information.
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Cybersecurity
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Ransomware
Business services top target of ransomware attacks
Trellix has released The Threat Report: Summer 2022, analysing cybersecurity trends and attack methods from the first quarter of 2022. 
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Cybersecurity
Sophos links three expert security teams together with X-Ops
Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world and researched threat intelligence from each group.
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Training
Microsoft and AustCyber tackle cybersecurity skills shortage
Microsoft has partnered with AustCyber and other education and training providers to offer a credible alternative pathway to enter the cybersecurity industry.
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Digital Transformation
Why comprehensive and secure SD-WAN solutions are essential for business success
And as the network and potential attack surface continue to expand with the proliferation of connected devices and remote work environments, the need for a secure wide area network (WAN) approach has grown significantly.
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Malware
Bitdefender identifies 192 active ransomware families worldwide
Bitdefender says the most prevalent of the 192 active ransomware families was WannaCry, which accounted for 42% of detections.
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Ransomware
Ransomware, cyber supply chain compromises key threats in 2022
Technology, media, and telecommunications and transport industry groups were the top targets for cyber threats in Singapore in 2021.
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Apple
ESET Research discovers new cyber threat to Mac users
Researchers from ESET have discovered a previously unknown macOS backdoor that spies on users of compromised Macs.
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Digital
Cybersecurity disconnect between digitally free and unfree countries
People in countries with more digital freedom face fewer cybersecurity risks and stronger privacy regulations.
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Cybersecurity
Emerson expands Dragos global agreement, validates platform
Emerson has expanded its global agreement with Dragos, which includes validating Dragos Platform within its DeltaVTM distributed control system (DCS).
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Data Protection
Applying Aristotle’s ‘First Principles’ to revolutionise cybersecurity
As the techniques of hackers continue to evolve and become more complex, our approach to security needs an overhaul as well.
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Cybersecurity
eCommerce fraud increasing pressure on businesses margins
It is vital for businesses to maximise the value of every dollar by turning away as many fraudulent actors as possible without blocking good customers."
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Ransomware
Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Cybersecurity
The privacy and cybersecurity concerns of driving AVs in NZ
The Ministry of Transport will be releasing the final version of its long-term briefing plan on automated vehicles later this year - is New Zealand ready for them?
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Cybersecurity
How threat intelligence platforms can extend detection and response
Cybersecurity budgets are rising, with industry commentators frequently reporting that companies are committing more money to strengthening their posture against persistent and sophisticated threats.