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Government-wide DNS security strengthens Australia’s cyberdefence

AUPDNS helped protect this year’s online Census by blocking requests for known malicious servers.


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New Windows browser security options and guidance: What you need to know

Microsoft has added new Edge update options and enhanced browser security modes, including a beta Super Duper Secure Mode.


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(ISC)2 pilots new entry-level cybersecurity certification to tackle workforce shortages

New certification aims to validate knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts and best practices to address skills gap. Is another cybersecurity qualification the answer?


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SSRF attacks explained and how to defend against them

Server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks consist of an attacker tricking the server into making an unauthorized request. Defending against them can be relatively easy.


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8 top multifactor authentication products and how to choose an MFA solution

Learn the key considerations when choosing an MFA solution and why these top picks are worth a look.


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White House international ransomware initiative outlines hopes and challenges

More than 30 nations discussed tactics for collaborating in the fight against ransomware, but it competes with a Russian-led UN initiative.


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Microsoft's very bad year for security: A timeline

Microsoft has had a horrible 2021, with vulnerabilities impacting its biggest services.


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6 zero trust myths and misconceptions

If you’ve fallen for one of these myths, you may need to rethink your zero trust strategy.


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Cybersecurity breach of Australian banks is ‘inevitable’, Reserve Bank warns

Australia’s financial system is high on the bucket lists of cybercriminals and nation-state actors.


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Top cybersecurity M&A deals for 2021

The cybersecurity market is hot, and vendors are buying competitors to solidify their position or acquiring other firms to expand their offerings.


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How shape-shifting threat actors complicate attack attribution

Researchers explain how they identified—or failed to identify—the threat actors behind three high-profile incidents and why attribution is so difficult.


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REvil ransomware explained: A widespread extortion operation

The REvil group, a.k.a. Sodinokibi, re-victimizes its targets by threatening to release stolen data even after the initial ransom demand is paid.


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Chinese APT group IronHusky exploits zero-day Windows Server privilege escalation

The attackers used the exploit to deploy a new remote shell Trojan called MysterySnail.


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Australia’s Ransomware Action Plan latest salvo in war on cybercriminals

The federal government is ready to name hostile nation-states as it criminalises cyberextortion, mandates ransomware reporting, and tracks cryptocurrency ransoms.


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Google forms Cybersecurity Action Team to support customer security transformation

Google’s initiative will offer security and compliance services to guide governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises, and small businesses through digital transformation.