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Cybersecurity
Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
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Cybersecurity
Ingram Micro launches vendor-backed security program
Ingram Micro has unveiled a new program intended to give resellers the effective offerings their customers need to stay safe in the evolving threat landscape.
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API
Industry-first comprehensive risk-based API security enhances protection
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become a crucial part of operating web and mobile application businesses and are causing significant economic growth in the digital sector.
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DDoS
Flashpoint unveils security offering for school boards
Flashpoint has released its K-12 risk management and security offering to provide school boards and education security practitioners with tools to recognise, prevent and manage cyber and physical threats.
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Cybersecurity
Malwarebytes expands Nebula platform with DNS module
Malwarebytes has expanded its Nebula platform with a new DNS Filtering module designed to provide a quick, flexible, and comprehensive Zero Trust offering for Nebula users.
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Cloud
Exabeam expands investment in Google Cloud in fight against cyber threats
The move opens up limitless data ingestion, speed, and scale opportunities for worldwide security teams in their ongoing fight against cybersecurity attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber security innovation has stagnated, and we need a new approach
It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that is the case, the cyber security community suffers from collective insanity.
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Fastly
75% of AU businesses wrestling with increased attack surface
Fastly has released research that shows 75% of AU businesses are now living with a vastly increased attack surface caused by reliance on web applications.
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Microsoft
Elevation of Privilege the top 2021 Microsoft vulnerability
BeyondTrust has released its 2022 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, finding that Elevation of Privilege is the top vulnerability category for the second consecutive year.
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Managed service provider
Barracuda MSP Day 2022 highlights MSP opportunities
Barracuda Networks has released a report showing global services-related MSP revenue is set to increase by more than a third in 2022 compared to 2021.
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Cybersecurity
Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?
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Cloud
Akamai and Fujitsu team up to protect A/NZ orgs against threats
Akamai Technologies and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have entered a strategic relationship to assist organisations in the region.
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Apple
Jamf unveils new technologies for business security
Jamf has showcased new technologies it has developed to assist organisations in offering an enterprise secure and straightforward environment for consumers.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
To mark ANZAC day last week, NCSC Director Lisa Fong has shared insight on the cyber challenges and opportunities facing NZ and the importance of working with allies to tackle increasing threats.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security advisory in collaboration with its international partners detailing common vulnerabilities and exposures.
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Collaboration
The increasing importance of cyber threat intelligence
Globally, the cyber threat level to organisations remains high, and the current situation only serves to highlight this further.
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Cybersecurity
Individual consumers number one target of cybercriminals
Individual consumers are the number one target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical, according to a new report. 
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Mandiant
Threat detection has improved, but adversaries have adapted
While significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries adapt to achieve their mission in targeted environments.
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Malware
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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Ransomware
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
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Cybersecurity
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
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Review
Cloud threat actors hone in on vulnerabilities, report finds
As world governments issue warnings over the increasing cyber crime threat, the report's findings highlight common threats businesses should protect against.
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Cloud
Ransomware payments hit multi-million dollar highs
The average ransom demand in cases rose 144% in 2021 to US$2.2 million, while the average payment climbed 78% to US$541,010.
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Malware
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.