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Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
Accenture's data breach stark reminder of server misconfiguration dangers
Publicly downloadable information included credentials, platform configurations, certificates, decryption keys and API data.
Asian SMEs lagging behind in data breach disclosure policies
Asia Pacific’s SMEs also worry about the cost of implementing cybersecurity technologies, believing that other business areas need funding more.
Russian hackers steal from US government again – expert says US at fault
Piers Wilson says that in some ways, it is genuinely shocking that the NSA has allowed a contractor to expose vital US cyber-defence data like this.
SonicWall onboards more customers as malware block rate soars
"After seeing the devastating effects of WannaCry and NotPetya — and now breaches at Equifax and Deloitte — customers are increasingly responsive."
Yahoo's colossal security breach - experts give their opinions
Yahoo's latest news of a breach of 3m accounts is certainly nothing to cheer about, but experts from the industry give their insights on the matter.
Yahoo's 2013 data breach hit all three billion user accounts
Yahoo’s entire user base of more than three billion people were affected by Yahoo’s colossal data hack in 2013, despite initial reports.
Australia's cybersecurity is 'undermined' by skills shortage
Cybersecurity is being undermined by the ongoing skills shortage and Australia will need at least 11,000 new security employees to keep up.
Diving into the magic of two-factor authentication
More effective privileged account management can also greatly mitigate risk and reduce the exposure surface for businesses.
New data logging service allows actionable cybersecurity insights
Palo Alto's new service is for machine learning & advanced analytics in order to correlate potential threats & prevent successful cyber breaches.
Customers will turn their backs if data breach disclosure isn't done right - survey
Of 3035 customers worldwide, 43% said they would never return to a company following a data breach and poor rectification methods.
CISOs face an uphill battle when rolling out comprehensive security
The CISO's role is crucial to the rollout of organisation-wide IT security strategies, but they still have an uphill battle to fight.
The rise of ransomware and how businesses can prevent it from happening
The Digital Shadows CEO delves into one of the main tactics behind extortion - ransomware - and how businesses can defend themselves.
First half of 2017 sees 164% increase in stolen or compromised records
There were 918 data breaches that led to a staggering 1.9 billion records being compromised around the world in the first half of 2017 alone.
Equifax breach indicates need to evolve cyber security thinking
The Equifax breach has underlined the problem with security testing.
Why IT security is a critical part of every learning environment
“Education institutions rely on technology delivered through the network for learning. If a device brings down the network then learning stops."
US judge squashes Yahoo's attempt to stop data breach lawsuits
Both Yahoo and victims of its multiple data breaches have been granted – and denied – the ability to dismiss lawsuits after its massive data breaches.
One step ahead: Safeguarding your business from the top down
Mitigation plans against cyber attacks fail due to a lack of support from the board. But if the board starts leading the charge, they will succeed.
Why the cyber security field needs to take a leaf out of medicine’s book
Companies that have never written code in the last decade will be responsible for over a trillion lines of code in the next decade.
Aus study finds data breaches slice 5% from share prices
Australian organisations hit by a data breach may see their share prices drop as much as 5% and take months to recover from the incident.
Sydney: You’re invited to Blancco's data erasure event
An increase in the amount of data businesses must store means the risk of a data breach or cyber-attack also increases.
FireEye data leaks continue - or are the hackers just trolling?
Hackers have released another batch of information supposedly belonging to cybersecurity firm FireEye, two weeks after the initial data dump.
The new tenets of effective threat protection
An IoA highlights the need to change focus from what already happened within your network to looking at potential issues as they happen.
Centrify warns hospitality industry is weak against data breaches
The alert from Centrify come as the Sabre Corp data breach continues to claim victims around the world, with Trump Hotels the latest announced.