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Security breaches
Microsoft not addressing authentication flaw in Azure AD
Last month
Secureworks has published new research that identifies a proof-of-concept exploit of flaws found in Microsoft's Azure AD PTA method, which it says the tech giant is not planning to address.
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Phishing
The old ways aren’t working – Let’s rethink our cybersecurity
Last month
Multiple reports suggest that phishing attacks are on the rise in Australia, with over 80% of organisations reporting at least one successful attempt over the past 12 months.
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Microsoft
The users most at risk from Microsoft’s mass security step-up
Last month
A technology change three years in the making is finally about to start taking effect: the phasing out of ‘Basic Authentication’ for Outlook, Exchange Online and related services, replaced with a decidedly more modern approach to logging into email.
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IT in Healthcare
Logicalis assists Western Health Victoria with Active Directory move
August 2022
Western Health Victoria has engaged the services of Logicalis Australia after a recent tender process, helping promote better healthcare solutions for Australians.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Incode Technologies
August 2022
Jonathan Andresen joins us today to discuss the identification and authentication solutions offered by Incode.
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Identity
Delinea report finds organisations are struggling to grasp identity-related security
July 2022
New research from Delinea has found that 84% of organisations, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, have experienced an identity-related security breach in the past 18 months.
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Phishing
Akamai research finds PayPal security measures utilised in new phishing scam
July 2022
New research from Akamai has found that a new threat actor is parasitising benign WordPress sites to execute an extensive PayPal phishing scam.
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Digital wallets
NFTs are ready to disrupt the ticketing world
July 2022
The last few months have seen NFTs wielded by digital creators to take ownership over their craft and content. Now other industries are beginning to understand the real-world value that these nifty decentralised tokens can provide.
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Yubico
New research shows global drive for passwordless authentication
June 2022
A new study has shown there has been a significant shift towards wanting a passwordless future, but adoption is still in its infancy.
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Ransomware
Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before calling the insurer
May 2022
The cyber threat landscape has always been worrisome, but today these concerns are heightened given an anticipated uptick in cyber-attacks from bad actors.
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Identity and Access Management
Customer satisfaction guide for zero trust
April 2022
One of the most daunting challenges of zero trust is applying this new security model to digital interactions with customers.
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Testing
FIDO Alliance champions security and authentication experts
April 2022
FIDO Alliance has announced that testing is now available for individuals seeking to become FIDO Certified Professionals.
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Digital Identity
Avast acquires SecureKey, extends digital identity security
March 2022
"SecureKey is highly complementary to Avast’s prior work in identity and together we will take our offer to the next level, accelerating innovation."
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Identity and Access Management
The rising importance of cloud ID and access management in an increasingly online world
March 2022
Australian businesses face a growing array of sophisticated cyberthreats aimed at breaching networks, stealing data, and causing disruption.
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Ransomware
Five tips to combat cyberattacks amidst a land war
March 2022
As the world watches the Russian military attacks on Ukraine, it’s difficult to think about normal business operations.
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Authentication
Southeast Asia sees growing demand for better electronic finance solutions
February 2022
More than three in five respondents in SEA were found to want OTP via SMS in every e-payment transaction, and 57% want to see the implementation of two-factor authentication.
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Microsoft
Haventec officially joins FIDO Alliance and Microsoft’s ISV partner network
February 2022
Aussie cybersecurity company, Haventec, has successfully joined the FIDO Alliance, an international industry association with a focused mission to create authentication standards which reduce over-reliance on passwords.
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SaaS
6 significant changes to online fraud we saw in 2021
January 2022
After a busy year in the cybersecurity and online fraud prevention space, the co-founders of SEON Fraud Prevention weigh in on the top trends that changed fraud in 2021.
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Identity and Access Management
What is identity and access management and why is it so important?
November 2021
Despite many high profile instances of online fraud, it can be easy to become complacent about the dangers. But in today’s world, where everyone has a unique digital identity based on our online presence, the threats are very real.
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Hybrid
ForgeRock launches new features to help enterprises make the move to the cloud
November 2021
ForgeRock is looking to help enterprises overcome the barriers caused by passwords when moving to the cloud with Pass-Through Authentication and Just-in-Time Migration.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Yubico on the reality of a passwordless future
August 2021
Yubico believes in a passwordless future - but what does that mean, and is it really possible?
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Verified Mark Certificates
Entrust launches Verified Mark Certificates to support BIMI email authentication standard
July 2021
“By encouraging the deployment of DMARC and promoting its adoption, BIMI benefits the whole email ecosystem to promote strong sender authentication.”
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Cloud
Aruba adds new capabilities to Edge Services Platform
July 2021
Updates include new AIOps, IoT and security features for Aruba Central, as well as additions to the Aruba CX Switching portfolio that are purpose-built for the Intelligent Edge.
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Scams
Scam messages on the rise, organisations must take action
July 2021
"Organisations need to re-evaluate the communications channels they use to interact with customers to better establish trust. With fraudsters monopolising open channels such as SMS and email, these channels cannot be relied upon."