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Ransomware threats evolving to attack backup programmes
The traditional defence against ransomware is having a disaster recovery solution in place.
2018 sees surge in encrypted attacks, malware & ransomware
The surges are leading experts to warn businesses that they will need every security tool in their toolbox to keep threats at bay.
Best practices: Preventing and recovering from ransomware attacks
Cybercriminals ‘win’ even if only one out of a thousand companies decides to pay the ransom.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Three effective strategies for protecting your backups from ransomware
Three key things you should be doing with your data protection strategy to make sure your backups are there when you need them most.
Here’s what the threat landscape currently looks like, according to Fortinet
Fortinet says there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and using them for cryptomining.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
Cyberthreats shifting with ransomware attacks down - research
Ransomware attacks are significantly declining, and active defences strategies are highly effective but underutilised, according to ISACA.
EXCLUSIVE: Rick McElroy shares how he’d breach an enterprise
Carbon Black’s Rick McElroy asserts at the end of the day, cyberwar is not about systems but rather humans vs humans as they are the weakest link.
Ransomware: Top-of-mind for Aussies, but we just don't know what to do about it
Ransomware continues to be a major concern for Australian consumers this year - and many are unsure if they have even been affected by it.
EXCLUSIVE: Palo Alto analyst unwraps mentality of cybercrime
Threat intelligence analyst Alex Hinchliffe discusses the constant rise of cybercrime, how it's changing, and the possibility of cyber warfare.
IoT, chip processors emerging as new cyber battlegrounds – report
The number of types of ransomware variants in play increased by 101 percent in 2017, a report has found.
Global MSSP Proficio opens new Melbourne base to serve Aussie businesses
Global managed security services provider Proficio has established a new base in Melbourne.
Cybercrime driving booming endpoint security market past $7.5bn
New research points to a very healthy cybersecurity market that is largely due to the very unhealthy cybercrime market.
UK most breached country in EU but businesses are blissfully naïve
A study has found that despite being the most breached country, UK businesses claim to actually feel less vulnerable than their European neighbours.
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
The cost of our connected world: how to overcome challenges without downgrading technical capabilities
Generally, the most successful threats are the simplest, says ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald.
Why antivirus peace of mind doesn’t have to cost you… anything
Is it really possible to get a robust antivirus solution for free?
Clear security guidelines needed to protect Australia’s digital health records
The shift to the use of digital medical records poses challenges from an IT security perspective.
Cybercriminals make a meal of weakened supply chains
Ransomware attacks and other cyber threats are targeting the supply chain in greater numbers, says Dimension Data's latest report.
Exclusive: 'Bad guys aren't so bad' as cryptomining is a sign of conscience
Cryptomining is now a more popular method of cybercrime than ransomware but expert Tim Brown says this isn't a bad thing as it causes less harm.
The top four security strategies and why they’re so effective
Four strategies that can mitigate 85% of attacks and Ransomware.
Going beyond antivirus with Trend Micro's Maximum Security
With the widening scale of cyber threats targeting consumers, its crucial that our security solutions simultaneously protect every type of device.
Food industry hit hardest by malware in 2017 - report
Businesses in the food industry were hit hardest by various types of malware in 2017 – a trend that is relatively unchanged from the previous year.