Thursday, August 18, 2022

IT networking pros: Catapult your career by investing in these four areas

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Nothing is certain in the life of an IT pro except for death, taxes, and the need to constantly improve their network management skills. In a recent SolarWinds survey, over 49% of our tech peers ranked network management as an area they need to upskill in for the sake of their careers. Unsurprising, what with more and more businesses offering remote work arrangements to employees. Among other things, the future worth of an IT networking pro may hinge on how efficiently they keep the network from crumbling under heavy loads.

C-suite executives have unhealthy password habits finds NordPass

Top business executives have equally unhealthy password habits as many internet users, according to new research by NordPass. While experts continuously urge companies to take cyber risks seriously, business owners, CEOs, and other C-suite executives continue typing “123456,” which, even after many warnings, remains the most popular password to date. 

Cohort of researchers develop simple tool to make websites more secure

An international team of researchers has developed a scanning tool to make websites less vulnerable to hacking and cyberattacks. The black box security assessment prototype, tested by engineers in Australia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, is more effective than existing web scanners which collectively fail to detect the top 10 weaknesses in web apps.

Phishing attacks and government surveillance are our top cyber security concerns, says new report

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Yubico's Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report finds people engaging in risky password and authentication practices online. Phishing attacks and government surveillance concerns also rank high.

Three scams Australian tax payers should be aware of this tax season

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The materials and processes required for filing taxes allow cyber criminals to execute tax-related scams due to the continuing chaos around the COVID-19 pandemic.

AppSealing Android Data Encryption Solution for fintech and banking

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AppSealing, a leading mobile application security solution provider and a service of INKA ENTWORKS announced the launch of its data encryption solution for Android applications.

Asuria and Junior Engineers partner to address cyber security skills gap

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Asuria and Junior Engineers announced a partnership to devise and deliver cyber security qualifications as part of their delivery of Federal Government Employment Services like Transition to Work, jobactive, ParentsNext and Disability Employment Services. The number of people employed in cyber security roles is predicted to grow by 7,000 by 2024.

One in five businesses will pay a ransom for their data, finds Thales

New research from Thales has found that malware, ransomware and phishing continues to plague global organisations. In fact, one in five (21%) have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year; with 43% of those experiencing a significant impact on operations. First seen in the late 1980’s, with the PC Cyborg Virus, the frequency and impact of ransomware attacks has now accelerated due to the rise of cryptocurrency as the preferred ransomware payment method.

Cloudflare joins EU Cloud Code of Conduct, achieves new certifications

Cloudflare, Inc., the security and reliability firm helping to build a better Internet, announced it has joined the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC) General Assembly, to raise the impact of trusted ecosystem and encourage firms to adopt GDPR-compliant cloud services. Cloudflare also announced that it has achieved two cloud security certifications: ISO/IEC 27018:2019 and C5 – Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalog – by the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany. The EU Cloud Code of Conduct brings trust to the cloud computing market, aiding firms to source cloud services from GDPR-compliant providers.

Sophos casts Sophos X-Ops to help better defend against cyberattacks

Sophos, a next-gen cybersecurity firm, announced Sophos X-Ops, a cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help firms better defend against the increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages real-time and deeply researched threat intelligence from each group, which collaborate to deliver more innovative protection and response capabilities.