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Sophos earns three AAA awards in SE Labs' security test
Last month
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endpoint protection
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cybersecurity
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sophos
"These top award wins showcase our ability to stop complex attacks that use a variety and combination of techniques, tools and objectives.”
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Forescout’s Vedere Labs details OT vulnerabilities in latest study
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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it in manufacturing
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attack
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forescout technologies
Forescout’s Vedere Labs disclosed an update to its OT:ICEFALL study distributed in June 2022, which detailed vulnerabilities found in thousands of OT devices.
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HackerOne launches Gold Standard Safe Harbour statement
Thu, 17th Nov 2022
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hackers
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attack
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customers
The GSSH is a short, broad, easily-understood safe harbour statement that’s simple for customers to adopt, HackerOne states.
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OpenText survey finds SMBs sweet spot for ransomware attacks
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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hackers
Findings show growing concern about ransomware attacks, the impact of geopolitical tensions and rising inflation rates.
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HP launches Sure Access Enterprise to protect data and systems
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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malware
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data protection
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pam
SAE leverages HP’s task isolation technology to run each privileged access session within its hardware-enforced virtual machine (VM)
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Kasada reveals 21% of companies have spent $2.5M fighting bots
Wed, 5th Oct 2022
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attack
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bots
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fraud
The 2022 State of Bot Mitigation Report is based on the findings of organisations that are already using anti-bot solutions and compares results against last year.
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Cybereason delivers nation-state level of protection to enterprises
Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
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malware
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data protection
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cybersecurity
Cybereason has announced new advancements in Cybereason NGAV that deliver nation-state level protection for organisations of all sizes.
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How a major electronics retailer ended the bot menace on its portal
Tue, 6th Sep 2022
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attack
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online shopping
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retail
For a firm operating 300 retail stores that attract ten million shoppers a year to its website, this level of bot traffic is unsustainable. It’s risking not only lost sales and rising costs but also damage to a brand image built with huge effort over many years.
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Leveraging the human factor as part of an organisation’s overall cybersecurity framework
Wed, 31st Aug 2022
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firewall
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network management
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In this digital era, automation plays a critical role in the race to support a dynamic and agile security posture. However, there is one area that is often overlooked: the human factor.
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Claroty research unveils new attack that targets PLCs
Tue, 16th Aug 2022
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cybersecurity
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attack
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research
Claroty has released research detailing a new type of cyber-attack, one that weaponises programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
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Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Mon, 8th Aug 2022
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gaming
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ddos
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malware
Web application attacks in the gaming sector have grown by 167% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, according to new research from Akamai.
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Security gaps in APIs plague organisations - study
Thu, 4th Aug 2022
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cloud
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devops
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attack
Together, the findings highlight that existing solutions and API security tactics focused on shift-left strategies are failing to adequately protect APIs.
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Qualys develops EASM capabilities for Cloud Platform
Thu, 4th Aug 2022
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cloud
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cybersecurity
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attack
"Qualys unique approach to EASM is integrating the internal and external asset data from CyberSecurity Attack Management with its VMDR solution into a single view."
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Rimini Street announces new suite of security solutions for enterprises
Fri, 29th Jul 2022
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it infrastructure
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attack
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zero day malware
Rimini Street has announced the launch of Rimini Protect, a new suite of security solutions set to provide a more comprehensive layer of security.
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Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
Thu, 28th Jul 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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it in manufacturing
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
Thu, 21st Jul 2022
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malware
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education
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firewall
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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RDP attacks on the rise, Kaspersky experts offer advice
Tue, 5th Jul 2022
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wfh
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it services
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attack
"Given that remote work is here to stay, we urge companies to seriously look into securing their remote and hybrid workforce to protect their data."
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Phishing attacks are making a comeback
Tue, 21st Jun 2022
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phishing
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email security
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attack
No matter what approach or tool cybercriminals use to breach a network, they all have one thing in common: access.
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Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
Tue, 21st Jun 2022
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it in manufacturing
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attack
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semiconductor
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
Wed, 15th Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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attack
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cyber criminal
Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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Armis risk management solution hones in on entire attack surface
Tue, 7th Jun 2022
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attack
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unified computing
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it risk
Armis' new solution for risk-based vulnerability management enables businesses to prioritise mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface.
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Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
Thu, 2nd Jun 2022
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app development
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devops
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advanced persistent threat protection
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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75% of AU businesses wrestling with increased attack surface
Tue, 31st May 2022
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australian
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attack
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cyber threats
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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