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Mimecast cybersecurity and IT industry predictions for 2023

As we approach the end of 2022, it’s time to look ahead and think about cybersecurity priorities for the new year. So, what do organisations need to take into consideration in 2023 regarding upcoming trends? Where should businesses choose to invest their time, resources and budgets? Here are some key predictions from Mimecast, an advanced […]

Research reveals Australian and New Zealand cybersecurity strategies have complexity issues

Research released by Fastly, a global edge cloud platform, titled Fighting Fire With Fire, finds that over three-quarters (78%) of Australian and New Zealand organisations are increasing their cybersecurity spending to protect themselves against future risks with AU$95,000 spent annually just on web applications and API security control and tools. However, despite this increased budget with […]

Cybereason and MEC Networks Corporation partner to protect organisations in the Philippines from sophisticated cyberthreats

Cybereason, an XDR company, and MEC Networks Corporation, have announced a partnership to distribute the Cybereason Defense Platform to leading VARs and MSSPs across the Philippines to address an increase in sophisticated cyberthreats and return Defenders to a position of strength. MEC is a renowned distributor of technology and security solutions in the Philippines market. […]

Arctic Wolf launches security operations portfolio in Australia and New Zealand

Arctic Wolf, a leader in security operations, has announced the availability of its portfolio of security operations solutions in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Arctic Wolf delivers a comprehensive suite of security operations solutions that are designed to give organisations the protection, resilience and guidance they need to defend against modern cyberthreats. This includes distinct […]

University of Technology Sydney report offers blueprint for regulation of facial recognition technology

A report from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Human Technology Institute has outlined a model law for facial recognition technology to protect against the harmful use of this technology, but also foster innovation for public benefit. Australian law was not drafted with the widespread use of facial recognition in mind. Led by UTS Industry […]

Experts discuss how data centre demands are shaping the APAC market

DC Byte, a leading data centre research and analytics platform, has shared insights from its Q1 2022 data centre report, published in partnership with Knight Frank, a leading global property adviser. For 2022, DC Byte and Knight Frank have adopted a fresh approach for the report, focusing on a larger number of markets, reflecting the dynamic […]

Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

Crypto-criminal activity has fallen in 2022 with illicit cryptocurrency volumes down 15% YoY

Hacking, however, remains on the rise, as US$1.9bn worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in hacks this year, compared to under US$1.2 billion at the same point in 2021. After cryptocurrency-based crime hit an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14 billion over the course of the year, there now appears to be […]

Jumio reveals three key findings from its digital identity 2022 research

Providing a digital identity to create an online account or complete a transaction is becoming more commonplace globally. A digital identity is an electronic file containing a person’s identity information, often used to prove their identity online. Gartner has predicted that by 2024, ‘a true global, portable, decentralised identity standard will emerge in the market to address […]

CREST releases guidance on penetration testing

CREST, the international not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cybersecurity industry, has announced the release of its CREST Defensible Penetration Test, a specification that provides recommendations on how penetration tests should be scoped, delivered and signed off. With significant growth in the numbers of penetration tests being carried out around the world, the need to […]

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