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Avast launches SaaS-based secure internet gateway for SMBs
Digital security provider Avast has announced a new ‘always-on’ solution for channel partners, who in turn can deliver these services to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Interview: Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola sharpens security outlook
"Most of the most noteworthy breaches that we're seeing are result of vulnerable systems where patches were actually available. There's no reason for that."
This is what our kids will hate us for: IoT devices 'asbestos of the future'
"The proliferation of stupid internet-connected smart devices will be the IT asbestos of the future.
Phishing leading cause of data breaches across Australia
This indicates hackers are targeting the weakest link in the security chain – end users.
Social media a growing business risk across Asia Pacific
Organisations now face an even wider risk landscape, as they seek to tackle emerging digital threats and deal with complex reputational and regulatory issues.
Gartner: Top 10 government tech trends
“Public sector leaders expect government CIOs to find ways technology can reduce costs, create efficiencies and improve outcomes for citizens and businesses."
Are Fortune 500 companies failing at cyber security?
"Lax security and its resulting breaches have long-term repercussions for organisations as well as their customers, shareholders, partners, and other stakeholders."
BlackBerry invests in the evolution of cybersecurity innovation
“Today’s cybersecurity industry is rapidly advancing and BlackBerry Labs will operate as its own business unit solely focused on innovating and developing the technologies of tomorrow."
Disruptionware emerges as newest and nastiest cyber threat
Forescout and ICIT research has identified the rise of disruptionware and its threat to particularly operational technology environments.
NetEvents announces Innovation Award finalists for 2019
Darktrace, Mellanox, and NetFoundry are amongst the finalists for this year’s NetEvents Innovation Awards 2019, in the fields of Cloud/Datacenter, internet of things (IoT), and cybersecurity.
Trend Micro named as leader in endpoint security
"The bullseye for cyber threats is corporate endpoints, making security solutions in this area a crucial component of any enterprise risk management strategy."
Microsoft announces Azure Sentinel SIEM general availability
Microsoft has announced the general availability of its cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) solution this week.
Enterprise incident response plans suffer from neglect – Verizon study
Incident response plans may be a useful part of cyber-preparedness, but they’re of little use if security teams don’t review, test or update those plans on a regular basis.
Animates data breach affects thousands of online customers
“We unreservedly apologise this incident has occurred. At Animates, we have always prided ourselves on providing great experiences for our customers."
Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node launches
The Canberra Node is a part of the National Network of Nodes, which accelerates cyber capability development and innovation across Australia.
GitHub amps up vulnerability reporting capabilities
GitHub has announced new capabilities that make it easier for developers to report vulnerabilities directly from their repositories.
Impulsive Aussie workers creating a security risk, research finds
A new survey has found Australians are creating an unnecessary security risk for their employers by deliberately avoiding overworked IT teams.
Google rolls out new Anthos capabilities for cloud
Anthos now features Service Mesh that connects, manages, and secures microservices; as well as Cloud Run for Anthos, which enables organisations to run stateless workloads on a fully-managed Anthos environment.
NZ's global alliances put it at risk for cyber attacks, expert says
"Since 2018, there is clear evidence and a growing trend that the most significant and successful cyber-attacks are carried out by state actors."
IoT a hot topic in cybercriminal underbelly
"We've lifted the lid on the IoT threat landscape to find that cybercriminals are well on their way to creating a thriving marketplace for certain IoT-based attacks."
Consumer GPS tracker leaks unencrypted data, warns Avast
The T8 Mini GPS tracker and 30 other models by the same manufacturer are designed to keep children, seniors, pets and possessions safe – ironically, the devices themselves aren’t very safe at all.
‘Rotation Champions’ heralding the way for the future of business in China
“Chinese companies have demonstrated great determination to digitise their organisations against the current complex business environment. But to stay ahead of the competition, business leaders need to achieve disruptive growth and reinvent businesses and ecosystems.”
SMBs cite security, backup & recovery as top business concerns
Cybersecurity, backup and data recovery are important, but most SMBs sit between the two lowest levels of IT maturity.
Southeast Asia a hotbed for phishing attacks
Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019.