Building on the ‘Essential Eight’ with a people-centric approach to cybersecurity
Organisations often combat threats by placing too much emphasis on technology alone and too little emphasis on people and their behaviour.
Insider threats cannot be eliminated but zero-trust can limit the damage
According to a Ponemon Institute study conducted, insider threats have increased in both frequency and cost over the past two years.
Australian board members lag behind cybersecurity maturity
Australian board members significantly lag behind global counterparts in cybersecurity maturity, according to a new report from Proofpoint.
Breaking down BEC – the costliest risk facing your organisation
According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21, BEC cost Australian organisations AUD$81 million during a twelve month period.
Research shows importance of people-centric security
Organisations need to be more cognisant of such malicious attacks, and build better cybersecurity posture from a people-centric standpoint.
Proofpoint launches Intelligent Compliance Platform
Proofpoint has announced the launch of its Intelligent Compliance Platform, offering enterprises modern regulatory compliance safeguards.
Organisations struggling to secure new cloud environments
“In the wake of COVID-19, organisations substantially accelerated their digital transformation initiatives to accommodate a remote workforce."
Top universities lagging on basic cybersecurity - report
Universities in Australia, the US and the UK are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, creating higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks.
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.
Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
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.
Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
Splunk names Proofpoint's ex-CEO as new leader and board member
Splunk has named Gary Steele as the company’s new chief executive officer, and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective April.
Insider threats costing organisations $15.4 million a year
Negligent insiders are the root cause of 56% of incidents while credential thefts have almost doubled and are the costliest to remediate.
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Investment scams increased a mild 8% on the previous month but the amount of money lost almost doubled.
The promise and peril of the cloud: why a people-centric approach is vital
Two-thirds of Australian CISOs see cloud account compromise as the most significant risk to their organisation in the next year.
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing.
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
Huge increase in threat actors using Cobalt Strike - Proofpoint research
Proofpoint cybersecurity company has released research finding a 161% increase in threat actors using the threat emulation tool Cobalt Strike.
Proofpoint delivers advanced data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams
“Teams compliance is a must-have for regulated and highly litigious industries, while Teams DLP is essential as users collaborate with sensitive information."
Cloud account takeovers present serious security risk to enterprises
"Cloud account compromises and sensitive information loss can disrupt business, damage brand reputation, and cost organisations millions annually.”
Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.