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The Rising Threat: Cyberattacks on Small Businesses

The Rising Threat: Cyberattacks on Small Businesses

In today’s interconnected world, no business is immune to the growing threat of cyberattacks. While large corporations often dominate the headlines when it comes to data breaches, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for cybercriminals. Recent incidents have highlighted the vulnerability of small businesses to these attacks, emphasizing the need for robust security measures to … Read more

Employees breaking security policies just dangerous as being hacked, Kaspersky global study shows

Employees breaking security policies just dangerous as being hacked, Kaspersky global study shows

Employee violations of an organisation’s information security policies are as dangerous as external hacker attacks according to a recent study from Kaspersky. In the last two years, 26% of cyber incidents in businesses occurred due to employees intentionally violating security protocol. This figure is almost equal to the damage caused by cybersecurity breaches, 20% of … Read more

Flaw in Citrix software led to the recent cyberattack on Boeing: Report

Flaw in Citrix software led to the recent cyberattack on Boeing: Report

Vulnerability in Citrix’s software, known as Citrix Bleed, was exploited by a ransomware group, LockBit 3.0, to attack aviation giant Boeing and other organizations. Last month, Russia-based ransomware group LockBit 3.0 claimed responsibility for the attack on Boeing. Subsequently, it removed Boeing’s name from the leak site and extended the deadline from November 2 to … Read more

Over Half of Organisations Are at Risk of Cyberattack Due to Exhausted and Stressed Staff

Over Half of Organisations Are at Risk of Cyberattack Due to Exhausted and Stressed Staff

Today, new research from Adarma has revealed that organisations believe that they are at significant risk of cyberattacks due to stressed and exhausted staff. The report, entitled “A False Sense of Cybersecurity: How Feeling Safe Can Sabotage Your Business,” highlights the worry faced by cybersecurity professionals when it comes to security, the skills shortage, and … Read more

Batten down the hatches: it’s time to harden every facet of your Windows network

Batten down the hatches: it’s time to harden every facet of your Windows network

Once upon a time, a Windows workstation could be hardened merely by running a series of scripts or a set of group policies. The security team could review guidance around security configurations from Microsoft, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), or the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and tick that box when … Read more

9 in 10 organizations have embraced zero-trust security globally

9 in 10 organizations have embraced zero-trust security globally

Nearly 90% organizations have begun embracing zero-trust security, but many still have a long way to go, according to a report by multinational technology company Cisco. The report, based on a survey of 4,700 global information security professionals, found that 86.5% have started implementing some aspect of the zero-trust security model, but only 2% have … Read more

Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management for the 7th year​​

Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management for the 7th year​​

Protecting identity from compromise is top of mind for security professionals as identity attacks continue to intensify. Earlier this year we reported that we had observed a nearly three-fold increase in password attacks per second in the last two years, from 579 in 2021 to 4,000 in 2023.1 Identity and access stands between malicious actors … Read more

Australia’s cybersecurity strategy focuses on protecting small businesses and critical infrastructure

Australia’s cybersecurity strategy focuses on protecting small businesses and critical infrastructure

The Australian federal government has released the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy with a focus on protecting the country’s most vulnerable citizens and businesses. At a first look, the strategy covers a lot of ground, and the federal government will need to work hard and fast to ensure some of all the actions proposed are … Read more