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Malicious attacks to drive surge in cybersecurity spending for 2018
Gartner has predicted security spending to total US$96.3b in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017 with some segments performing better than others.
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
Ransomware attacks on AI algorithms: Risks and solutions
AI algorithms, with all their advantages, have a fundamental problem – data sensitivity. They are trained not to understand information.
Attacks on UK's critical infrastructure to skyrocket 100% over next 2 years
Thought 2017 was bad? Well according to cybersecurity expert Huntsman Security, it’s going to get a whole worse.
IoT, cryptocurrency, Linux & WiFi hacks: WatchGuard's security predictions for 2018
WatchGuard Technologies has whipped up some key IT security predictions ranging from IoT botnets to Linux attacks.
Layered security: Making it harder for the bad guys to win
While locking every door may seem obvious, making it harder for cybercriminals to physically get in should be stage one of a layered security program.
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
Four steps for preventing the next ransomware attack
In some cases, ransomware goes after the back-ups and if they are connected to the network, the data may be completely unrecoverable.
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
How Australia fared through the state of cybersecurity in 2017
As the end of 2017 quickly approaches it means the federal government’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification legislation will soon be in effect.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Cybercrime selling like hotcakes: Ransomware sales soar 2500% in one year
The way criminals ply their trade has changed dramatically since the rise of the digital era, and not for the better – at least for the victims.
Expert opinion: The changing way enterprises are managing their data
Director WEUR at Rubrik discusses a number of hot topics including if storage still really exists, multi-cloud environments, and ransomware.
IT incidents costing businesses more than $150,000 every time, survey finds
Organisations are experiencing five critical IT incidents per month, each costing organisations upwards of NZ$150,000 to the business.
Attackers will get in: Three frameworks that help you through ransomware
We have to accept that attackers will get into our networks.
Why business is looking good for ransomware criminals
New findings from a report that Carbon Black has released show it is easier than ever for criminals to extort money from victims through ransomware.
NZ firms pick up the pace on cybersecurity savviness
“Over half of New Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling victim to cybercrime."
Lessons learned from the latest ransomware attacks - there's more to come
According to Europol, Europe needs to prepare itself for a large increase in the number of cyber-attacks - an expert discusses what lies ahead.
CASE STUDY: War on ransomware marching forward with Europol coalition
Authorities estimated global losses from ransomware in 2016 to be more than $200 billion - this coalition was formed to address this.
Japanese firms face 'Night of the Devil' after ransom wiper attacks
It has been the ‘Night of the Devil’ for some Japanese companies that have been targeted by hacks.
Sophos report showcases ransomware's biggest hits of 2017
"Ransomware is platform-agnostic and they need to protect themselves regardless of how, where and when they work."
Six things the security industry can expect from 2018
As the end of the calendar year wraps up, the security industry is preparing for what 2018 may bring.
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
Study says unknown malware is the biggest threat to security professionals
“The threat landscape is constantly changing, but this research shows that just because an attack form is old, doesn’t mean it won’t remain effective.