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Cybersecurity report reveals 75% spike in cloud attacks
3 days ago
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ai security
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crowdstrike
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
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us
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university of adelaide
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australian
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
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soc
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malware
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ai
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
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cybersecurity
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national security
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flare
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
This month
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ransomware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
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
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malware
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dark web
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ai
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
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cybersecurity
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dark web
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qr code
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
Last month
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firewall
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ml
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breach prevention
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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Acronis pioneers Advanced Security & EDR integration in cybersecurity
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edr
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ai
Acronis leads industry innovation with Integrated Advanced Security and EDR, targeting AI-driven cyberattacks and eliminating added costs.
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Cybersecurity outsourcing underperformance alarms UK financial sector
Last month
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outsourcing
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cybersecurity
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cso / ciso
Alarming underperformance in outsourced cybersecurity suppliers has increases breach risk to the UK's financial sector.
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Australian etailers’ reality check on Account Takeover Threat
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cybersecurity
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bots
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retail
Whatever the goal of the attackers, e-tailers must remain one step ahead in detecting and stopping attackers from compromising their APIs.
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Less than 1% vulnerabilities pose highest risk in 2023, finds Qualys
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ransomware
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
Less than 1% of security vulnerabilities created the highest risks to businesses in 2023, with 97 high-risk vulnerabilities exploited undetected, says Qualys Threat Research Unit report.
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Guardio Labs exposes critical vulnerability in Opera browser
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dark web
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opera
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cios
Guardio Labs uncovers a significant zero-day vulnerability in Opera's browser, threatening its 350 million active users; Opera's 'My-Flow' feature enables act of exploitation.
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EnSilica integrates post-quantum cryptography accelerators in eSi-Crypto range
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encryption
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quantum computing
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accelerator
EnSilica, a cybersecurity firm, integrates Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) accelerators into its hardware range, strengthening encryption against prospective quantum computing threats.
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Logpoint launches cloud security solution for SAP BTP
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cloud security
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it infrastructure
Logpoint's new Business Critical Security solution arms organisations with enhanced cloud security features for the SAP Business Technology Platform.
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SentinelLabs exposes FBot malware targeting cloud, payment services
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cloud services
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saas
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public cloud
SentinelLabs details FBot, a distinct Python-based malware tool, focused on cloud and payment services. Unlike peers, FBot doesn't use Androxgh0st code.
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iboss unveils cybersecurity module to boost government DNS protection
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ransomware
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siem
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malware
iboss reveals a Government Protective DNS Module seeking to safeguard government agencies from DNS cyber vulnerabilities by leveraging the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's protective DNS service.
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Rise in DDoS attacks & API security threats in 2023
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ml
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ddos
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partner programmes
Cloudflare's reports highlight the spike in DDoS attacks amid conflict in Palestine and Israel, and the growing security threats posed by 'shadow APIs'.
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Shadow IT threatens corporate cybersecurity, new study reveals
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advanced persistent threat protection
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casb
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it infrastructure
The rise in remote working has increased shadow IT usage among employees, leading to 11% of all cyber incidents, according to Kaspersky.
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2024 Cybersecurity Forecast highlights new trends & threats
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cloud services
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it training
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digital transformation
The 2024 Cybersecurity Forecast report by Security and Identity Cloud uncovers future security trends, highlighting the potent role of generative AI in enhancing cybersecurity and impending threats from 'shadow AI'.
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Google Cloud launches tool to detect plaintext credentials for free
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cloud services
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encryption
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public cloud
Google Cloud launches a secret discovery tool aimed at boosting organisation's security by detecting and monitoring plaintext credentials, part of its no-cost Sensitive Data Protection offering.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
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malware
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Okta set to acquire Spera Security in enhancement of identity threat detection
Sat, 30th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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bi
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big data
Identity security giant, Okta, gears up to acquire 2022-born Spera Security, set to boost its identity threat detection capabilities and enrich its customer base with advanced technology.
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Operation Triangulation: Undocumented iPhone hardware feature exposed
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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testing
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threat intelligence
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user data
Kaspersky's GReAT team has uncovered an undisclosed iPhone hardware feature used in Operation Triangulation attacks.