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UK IT leaders skeptical of government's ability to thwart cyberwarfare
3 days ago
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Over half of UK IT leaders lack faith in the government's ability to shield businesses and citizens from cyberwarfare threats, according to a study by cybersecurity firm Armis.
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The rising threat of search engine ad abuse
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Search engine ad infrastructure is increasingly being exploited by cyber criminals for phishing scams, posing a growing threat to global internet users and firms, a BlueVoyant report reveals.
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Picus Security unveils AI assistant for improved cyber defence insights
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Picus Security unveils Picus Numi AI, a generative AI security analyst that aids security teams in risk-based decision making and offers detailed insights on security validation assessments.
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Australia unprepared for cybersecurity threats, says Cisco study
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Cisco's recent study reveals a stark cyber-preparedness gap in Australia as only 1% of organisations are equipped to tackle emerging cyber threats, despite 69% fearing a debilitating cyber incident within two years.
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Zombie APIs: the resident evil in too many businesses
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The unchecked use of Zombie APIs in businesses has underscored a rising cybersecurity threat, with attackers exploiting these neglected interfaces and costing firms up to $75bn annually.
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The convergence of endpoint security & automated investigation & response
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Endpoint threats soared by 50% in 2023, prompting organisations to adopt Endpoint Automated Investigation and Response (EAIR) to enhance security and respond swiftly to data breaches.
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Cloudflare launches Defensive AI for threat protection
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Cloudflare unveils Defensive AI, a personalised security strategy to protect organisations against threats from emerging technologies.
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Silobreaker launches integration with MITRE ATT&CK
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Security firm Silobreaker launches a groundbreaking integration with MITRE ATT&CK to streamline threat analysis and response, boosting cyber defence across numerous sectors.
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IWD 2024: Defending against modern adversaries requires greater diversity
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Cyberattacks are becoming faster and smarter, demanding a cybersecurity industry imbued with diverse, non-technical skills to craft innovative defences, reveals the CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report.
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Radware reveals surge in cyber attacks in 2024 report
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Radware's 2024 threat analysis shows a worrying 171% increase in malicious web activity, driven by escalating Layer 7 Web DDoS attacks.
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IWD 2024: Active allyship: Making cyber a place for all
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IWD 2024 calls for authentic allyship in cybersecurity, urging organisations to move beyond the surface-level, performative displays, and pursue tangible diversity and inclusion annually.
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IWD 2024: Advice for women seeking and building a career in cybersecurity
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On International Women's Day 2024, industry veteran encourages women to confidently pursue cybersecurity careers, dispelling fears and underlining the sector's need for diverse skill sets and perspectives.
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Cyber threats surge in APAC region, reveals Group-IB report
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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Group-IB reveals a 39% surge in ransomware attacks across APAC, with the region named as a prime target for advanced cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity report reveals 75% spike in cloud attacks
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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CrowdStrike's 2024 Global Threat Report unveils a 75% spike in successful cloud attacks along with a worrying rise in the speed and stealthiness of cybercrimes.
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Cybermindz launches CISOSupport for mental health of cybersecurity chiefs
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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Cybermindz.org has unveiled CISOSupport, an innovative initiative aimed at tackling the high rate of job burnout among cybersecurity leaders by providing tailored mental health support.
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Why 2024 is the year of scaling security efficiencies
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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In 2024, cybersecurity leaders grapple with higher data breaches, flat budgets, and increasing complexity by focusing on scaling efficiencies and securing hybrid cloud infrastructure.
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Flare uncovers cyber threat landscape by Russian hackers
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Cybersecurity firm Flare exposes the escalating threat posed by initial access brokers on Russian hacking forums.
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Exposure management: a strategic ally in essential eight cybersecurity resilience
Mon, 5th Feb 2024
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In response to the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, the Australian Signals Directorate has revised its Essential Eight Maturity Model (E8MM), incorporating exposure management to proactively identify and prioritise risks, aiding businesses in effectively defending against cyber attacks.
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Kaspersky exposes AI exploitation trend on the dark web
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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Kaspersky study reveals an alarming increase in criminals discussing the use of AI tools for cyber exploitation on the dark web.
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Six trends that will shape Cybersecurity in 2024
Mon, 29th Jan 2024
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Rising use of QR codes and Large Language Models, automation in Managed Service Providers, booming AI spear phishing on the Dark Web, acceleration of AI-based 'vishing', and privacy threats from VR/MR headsets are predicted to shape the cybersecurity realm in 2024.
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Data Privacy Day: Watchguard gives warning about 'free' services
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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On Data Privacy Day, WatchGuard's VP of Identity, Carla Roncato, warns of the less conspicuous costs linked with 'free' services.
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Cybersecurity outsourcing underperformance alarms UK financial sector
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Alarming underperformance in outsourced cybersecurity suppliers has increases breach risk to the UK's financial sector.
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Acronis pioneers Advanced Security & EDR integration in cybersecurity
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Acronis leads industry innovation with Integrated Advanced Security and EDR, targeting AI-driven cyberattacks and eliminating added costs.
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Australian etailers’ reality check on Account Takeover Threat
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Whatever the goal of the attackers, e-tailers must remain one step ahead in detecting and stopping attackers from compromising their APIs.