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New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
Azure platform exploited the most for DDoS attacks – report
Research found a 35% increase DDoS attacks using public cloud server-based botnets from the previous 12 months.
Enterprise WLAN market still on the rise in Q2 2018
The combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments rose 1.9% year over year in the second quarter of 2018.
Report reveals 80% increase in email impersonation attacks
For every 50 emails inspected by email security solutions, there is one unstopped malicious link.
Why cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks
Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year.
APAC ahead of US and EMEA in AI security adoption - Osterman
Companies realise they need to improve the way they manage security and policy, and they also realise that automating workflows and processes is key.
Automation is causing an ICT job boom in Victoria
"The demand for digital skills in our economy is exploding."
APJ customers don’t really trust companies with their data - report
40% of APJ business executives surveyed admitted to selling consumer data.
Optical transport network equipment market declined in 2Q18 due to ZTE ban
“Now that the ZTE ban has been lifted, we think optical revenue from China will increase substantially in the second half of the year.”
A/NZ organisations are resetting their approach to collaboration technology
More than half of A/NZ employees consider work something they can do regardless of time or location.
Gartner Hype Cycle: Five technology trends critical to business longevity
These technologies promise to deliver a competitive advantage over the next 10 years.
Over 2,300 data breaches disclosed so far in 2018 - report
Phishing for and using the stolen credentials to access systems or services stands out as a particularly popular attack method.
Security professionals are considering black hat activity - report
49% of global mid-market professionals were most likely to suggest that it's easy to get into cybercrime without getting caught.
Exclusive: DDoS attacks up, spike in attacks on govt agencies
NETSCOUT has released its Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) report for the first half of 2018, exclusive on SecurityBrief.
A/NZ businesses are struggling to embrace digital transformation
A/NZ businesses are trailing behind their global counterparts when it comes to embracing disruptive technology.
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
“DDoS attacks can be used as a smokescreen to steal money or to demand a ransom for calling off an attack.”
Bug bounty marketplace in sore need of standardisation – report
"With a lot of opportunities for bug bounties to go wrong, the maturity required to run a successful programme should not be underestimated."
$4.7b opportunity in big data for healthcare industry worldwide
SNS Telecom & IT's latest report shows that big data has huge potential in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space.
Businesses collecting more data than they can handle - Gemalto
"Whether it’s selling it on the dark web, manipulating it for financial gain or to damage reputations, unsecured data is a goldmine for hackers."
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Criminals “infect and collect” in cryptocurrency mining surge
Coin miner malware grew a stunning 629% in the first quarter of 2018, rocketing from around 400,000 total known samples in Q4 2017 to more than 2.9mil
Automated Microsoft updates not enough to protect businesses - report
Security professionals need to pay attention to desktop applications because most vulnerabilities found in these types of apps can be dangerous.
Australian companies getting better at preventing focused cyberattacks
A study by Accenture found that only one in eight focused cyberattacks are getting through versus one in three last year.
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.