Security

COVID-19 attack campaigns continue to surge in 2H20

15 April, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cyber attacks taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic grew 240% in Q3 and 114% in Q4, according to McAfee's annual Threats Report.


Sapien, Honeywell to provide cybersecurity for infrastructure

14 April, 2021

Sapien Cyber and Honeywell Building Technologies have partnered to create cybersecurity solutions to support buildings and critical infrastructure sites.


Banking and finance have best security culture

09 April, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New research from Knowbe4 indicates that the banking and financial services industries are closest to achieving a good security culture.


Ampion, Aussie cybersecurity provider, acquired by Wipro

06 April, 2021

Australian cybersecurity, DevOps and engineering services provider Ampion has been acquired by Wipro, to reinforce its position in the ANZ market.


More Mac malware detected in 2020 than ever before

25 March, 2021

An investigation into the state of macOS malware by Atlas VPN has found that malware developed to target macOS surged by over 1000% in 2020.


Australian employees sharing sensitive data over IM

25 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The rapid changes to working brought on by COVID-19 have resulted in a surge in employees sharing sensitive business data over collaboration tools.


CyberCX Threat Assessment flags rise in data extortion

25 March, 2021

CyberCX has launched its inaugural Annual Threat Assessment, detailing trends in the threat landscape across Australia and New Zealand.


Tesserent buys Secure Logic's managed services unit

23 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian cybersecurity company Tesserent has announced a new acquisition aimed at bolstering its government services business.


Queensland opens two new cyber innovation nodes

19 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AustCyber and the Queensland Government have collaborated to open new cybersecurity innovation nodes in Brisbane and Townsville.


Report: Rise in cloud-based email threats during COVID-19

19 March, 2021

Trend Micro Incorporated has revealed that it detected double-digit year-on-year increases in malware, credential theft and phishing emails in 2020.


Australians lost $20.8m to scams in February

15 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australians lost $20.8 million to scams in February as scammers continued to take advantage of the pandemic to prey on victims, according to Scamwatch figures.


COVID crisis led to A/NZ security spending spike

15 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian and New Zealand businesses spent an additional 10–20% on cybersecurity in 2020 than they had originally budgeted for, IDC estimates.


Australian organisations targeted in Exchange attack

12 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations have fallen victim to a new attack campaign targeting vulnerabilities in the widely used Microsoft Exchange software.


AustCyber launches national cybersecurity platform

05 March, 2021

AustCyber has launched AUCyberscape, a digital platform for cybersecurity providers to list their products, services and experience for potential customers.


Report: e-crime actors drove cyber intrusions in 2020

03 March, 2021

A report from CrowdStrike has revealed that e-crime attacks made up 79% of all intrusions in 2020, with threat actors improving strategies to evade detection.


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