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Gartner Hype Cycle: Five technology trends critical to business longevity
These technologies promise to deliver a competitive advantage over the next 10 years.
Over 2,300 data breaches disclosed so far in 2018 - report
Phishing for and using the stolen credentials to access systems or services stands out as a particularly popular attack method.
Security professionals are considering black hat activity - report
49% of global mid-market professionals were most likely to suggest that it's easy to get into cybercrime without getting caught.
Exclusive: DDoS attacks up, spike in attacks on govt agencies
NETSCOUT has released its Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) report for the first half of 2018, exclusive on SecurityBrief.
A/NZ businesses are struggling to embrace digital transformation
A/NZ businesses are trailing behind their global counterparts when it comes to embracing disruptive technology.
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
“DDoS attacks can be used as a smokescreen to steal money or to demand a ransom for calling off an attack.”
Bug bounty marketplace in sore need of standardisation – report
"With a lot of opportunities for bug bounties to go wrong, the maturity required to run a successful programme should not be underestimated."
$4.7b opportunity in big data for healthcare industry worldwide
SNS Telecom & IT's latest report shows that big data has huge potential in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space.
Businesses collecting more data than they can handle - Gemalto
"Whether it’s selling it on the dark web, manipulating it for financial gain or to damage reputations, unsecured data is a goldmine for hackers."
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Criminals “infect and collect” in cryptocurrency mining surge
Coin miner malware grew a stunning 629% in the first quarter of 2018, rocketing from around 400,000 total known samples in Q4 2017 to more than 2.9mil
Automated Microsoft updates not enough to protect businesses - report
Security professionals need to pay attention to desktop applications because most vulnerabilities found in these types of apps can be dangerous.
Australian companies getting better at preventing focused cyberattacks
A study by Accenture found that only one in eight focused cyberattacks are getting through versus one in three last year.
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Cryptomining attacks to gain prevalence in H2 2018 – WatchGuard report
The findings are based on data from tens of thousands of active Firebox UTM appliances around the world.
Spending on AI cybersecurity solutions to increase – GlobalData
While cybersecurity has now become a critical business function, it remains a non-core competence for a significant number of boards.
Three providers of unified endpoint management software named IDC innovators
Unified endpoint management (UEM) technologies provide management, configuration, and deployment capabilities to all end-user computing devices.
DNS amplification attacks rise twofold in Q1 - report
China and the US-dominated as the top two sources of DDoS attacks in Q1, contributing 15.2% and 14.2% of the botnets, respectively.
Phishing declines, but targets increase - report
For the second quarter in a row, Q1 saw a slight decrease of over 2% in overall phishing detections from Q4 of 2017.
IoT, chip processors emerging as new cyber battlegrounds – report
The number of types of ransomware variants in play increased by 101 percent in 2017, a report has found.
Why wearable device shipments slowed in Q1 2018
Growth for the market was far lower than the 18% year-over-year growth one year ago.
New Zealand’s mid-market in urgent need of transformation - MYOB
Medium-sized businesses around New Zealand are facing barriers to growth and it could seriously impact the NZ economy, an MYOB report finds.
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.