To counter ever-sophisticated cyberthreats, organisations will need to continually improve their security practices, but many CISOs are overconfident in their company's security capabilities, a Cisco survey suggests.
Optus Business and FireEye have partnered to offer joint-managed security services, open two advanced security operation centres and research APTs targeting APAC firms.
Malware was once the pastime of script kids but it has turned into a profitable business with most sophisticated malware being advanced persistent threat (APT).
A 90-day web traffic analysis shows that 71% of the host names requested by web users worldwide were sites appearing for only one day, and as many as 22% of these were malicious.
Over 6000 Australian visitors have been exposed to the mobile component of the Koler ransomware, which disguises itself as messages from the AFP or other authorities.
The threat posed by mobile ransomware has grown considerably this year, and the first Android variant that encrypts phone data has been discovered in the wild, according to Fortinet Labs.
Security firms detail newly discovered mobile malware samples with alarming capabilities, such as covertly installing additional apps, recording phone calls and sending money to attackers.
"Antivirus is dead!" claimed Brian Dye, Symantec's Senior Vice-President for Information security, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Is he correct?
Australia ranked sixth in the world for users who clicked suspicious links during Q1, and fifth among countries hosting malicious URLs, according to Trend Micro.
Around 84% of enterprises had malware operating on their networks in 2013, and more than half had users downloading malware every two hours, Check Point research indicates.
Kaspersky, Emisoft, Avira and BitDefender all blocked 99.8% of malware from live malicious URLs during a comparative test, and Kaspersky also scored highest on detecting malicious files.
Cybercriminals are using the mystery surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as a way to infect unsuspecting internet users with malware.
Malicious mobile ads have passed explicit content as the top content exposing users to mobile threats, but explicit content remains the most potent threat, according to Blue Coat Systems.
A malware attack on enterprises occurred once every 1.5 seconds in 2013, and there were command and control servers in nearly every country worldwide, according to FireEye.
Android appears to have emerged as the platform of choice for mobile malware authors, accounting for more than 96% of all infections traced by FortiGuard Labs during 2013.