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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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Tips to improve domain password security in Active Directory

Follow this advice to better secure domain passwords in a Microsoft environment.

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6 tips for receiving and responding to third-party security disclosures

Your first notification of your next breach or significant threat might come from outside your organization. Have these preparations in place to effectively and quickly respond to inbound security intelligence.

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Nation-state cyberattacks go on despite treaties. Is public blame an answer?

As nation-state actors target “off-limits” healthcare organisations, Australia’s cyber ambassador wants international peers and companies together to “squeeze their operating space” by bolstering defences and naming the attackers.

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How to reset Kerberos account passwords in an Active Directory environment

A regular reset of the KRBTGT account password will help prevent golden ticket attacks that allow wide unauthorized access to your network.

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What's next for encryption if the RSA algorithm is broken?

A recent, yet to be proven paper claiming to have found a way to "destroy the RSA cryptosystem" has cryptographers asking what might replace it.

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The latest cyberattacks, including on Nine Network, once again show how unprepared Australia is

4 major cybersecurity breaches underscore that despite much money and talk, Australian organisations remain fairly easy targets for cybercriminals.

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Microsoft 365 Defender updates bring a single portal view

New Microsoft 365 Security Center allows you to more quickly assess threat risk and take action, but you need an E5 license.

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Booming dark web gig economy is a rising threat

Experts seen a sharp increase in help-wanted ads for black hat hackers-for-hire. Here's what they are targeting and how to respond to the threat.

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Attracted to disaster: Secrets of crisis CISOs

In the aftermath of a security incident, new CISOs are often appointed to take over and lead through the chaos. Here are the skills and traits experts say these crisis CISOs need—and how to prepare yourself to rise to the occasion.

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DNS over HTTPS, DNS over TLS explained: Encrypting DNS traffic

DoT and DoH provide data confidentiality with end-to-end encryption for DNS traffic, but each has trade-offs.

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The race to secure 5G

The arrival of 5G technology introduces a new era of digital transformation. Security can't be an afterthought.

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How Azure Active Directory helps manage identity for remote users

Still using Active Directory to manage identity for remote workers? You might want to consider moving to Azure Active Directory.

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Why XDR must include MDR

Technology alone isn't enough; organizations need help with security operations.

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How Australian companies can defend against ransomware

The “devastating” ransomware surge draws interest, calls for action at the highest levels of government.

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Cybersecurity is Australia’s No. 1 hiring priority

A recent study from IDC found cybersecurity to be top of mind for Australian organisations, driven by the pandemic-induced remote-work changes.

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The SolarWinds Senate hearing: 5 key takeaways for security admins

Testimony by key security executives in the US Senate reveal how unprepared most organizations are for supply chain attacks. Here are the lessons security admins should learn from it.

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5 questions CISOs should be able to answer about software supply chain attacks

The SolarWinds attack put a spotlight on the threats that compromised third-party software present organizations. Here are the top questions executive management, boards and partners are asking CISOs about their preparedness.

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