Data breach stories
Unmasking cyber criminals: The power of privileged identities
Threat actors now realise it’s more effective, faster, and cheaper to steal credentials and log in than trying to hack through technical controls.
CompTIA finds cybersecurity balancing act getting harder
“Excessive cybersecurity measures can hinder overall progress, but if measures are too relaxed, it can lead to serious incidents, resulting in potentially greater negative impacts."
Preventing disloyal MICE in the company floorboards
Machiavelli's paradox of the mercenary points to the problem of money. However, the spook world has a broader explanation for why people betray their loyalty.
Charity breach dark web leak: A lesson in cyber response
Hackers could get months or even years' worth of information that they didn't need. And you should never let hackers get any more than they should.
Ongoing vigilance in data protection measures essential
The need for organisations to strengthen data security and promptly respond to suspected breaches is highlighted in the latest Notifiable data breaches report.
Cost of data breach in Australia has grown 32% in 5 years: IBM
The average cost of a data breach in Australia has grown 32% in the last five years, reaching AU$4.03 million per the 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report.
Data security continues to fail despite rigid regulations
The analysis shows that despite increasingly stringent regulations and fines, a lack of genuine data security is still putting individuals’ data at risk, and costing organisations billions.
ExtraHop reveals financial impact of high-profile data breaches
"When a data breach hits, real people lose real money - it goes way past the upfront costs that accompany stolen records and the number of people affected."
Data breaches increase almost three times globally
A total of 110.8 million accounts were breached in Q2 2023, with the US ranking first and amounting to almost half of all breaches from April through June.
Average cost of a data breach at an all time high - IBM
IBM Security has released its annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, showing the global average cost of a data breach reached $4.45 million in 2023.
Certificate expiry in enterprise IT: Putting an end to fear
Certificates have become the stealth companion to our online world. But failing to manage them effectively can be more costly than a data breach.
Average cost of a data breach in India touched INR 179 million
Organisations with extensive use of security AI and automation helped cut data breach costs by INR 95m and reduce breach lifecycles by 153 days.
Cloud-driven data protection – an Australian company’s story
In today’s changing threat landscape and to meet evolving compliance and regulatory requirements, businesses of all sizes and industry sectors need to prioritize data protection.
Alarming drop in device encryption in UK companies
Lack of encryption and loss of devices containing sensitive information responsible for data breaches at more than a third (35%) of organisations.
Netpoleon partners Pentera to launch automated security validation
Pentera joins the list of solutions Netpoleon offers to help customers keep pace with the security challenges in today’s dynamic IT environments.
One-third employees in Asia susceptible to phishing: KnowBe4
KnowBe4’s annual phishing benchmarking report finds untrained users are the biggest flaw in Asian organisations’ cyber defence layer.
Why you should work with ISO 27001-Certified tech vendors
In an increasingly interconnected world, organisations that prioritise information security can leverage this to gain a competitive edge.
78% of healthcare providers experienced a data breach since 2021
The research from SOTI titled "The Technology Lifeline: Charting Digital Progress in Healthcare" highlights the scale and diversity of security risks.
Increase in security breaches in UK healthcare sector
As the healthcare sector moves to digitise processes and data, IT professionals in those organisations are managing an increasingly diverse portfolio of devices
3/4 at risk of being hacked due to poor password practice
Keeper Password Management Report indicates poor password practices could largely be due to feeling overwhelmed by cybersecurity.
Mobile development needs to step up against data breaches
More than a quarter of Australian consumers fear their mobile apps will be breached and need developers to invest more in delivering robust cyber protection.
ExtraHop earns customers’ choice distinction in Gartner peer insights
ExtraHop was recognised with a customers’ choice distinction in Gartner peer insights voice of the customer for network detection and response.
Cybersecurity funding to surge this financial year: Adapt
According to Adapt's survey, 65% of cyber leaders expect funding increases, while 57% claim they still don't have the necessary budget.
Input Validation and the problems with Sanitisation
It is crucial for developers to understand the nuances of input validation and discuss why sanitisation can pose risks to your systems and applications.