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THE CHALLENGE OF PREVENTING AD ATTACKS

By Jim Cook, ANZ regional director, Attivo Networks Jim Cook from Attivo Networks explains how organisations can mitigate risks associated with an increase in Active Directory attacks.   Of all the targets in the sight of cyber criminals today, they don’t come much bigger than Active Directory (AD). The number of attacks against AD has …

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How to spot an attack against Active Directory

By Jim Cook, ANZ regional director, Attivo Networks GUEST OPINION: When using modern software applications, most users don’t spend time considering all the components that make them work. The networks, servers, operating systems, and client devices that mesh together to allow applications to function go largely unnoticed. End users tend to view information as a …

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2022 WILL BE A YEAR OF CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR AUSTRALIAN CISOS

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks Jim Cook from Attivo Networks outlines the key issues CISOs are likely to face over the next 12 months, explaining how they can capitalise on emerging opportunities. With large numbers of businesses still recovering from extended lockdowns and disrupted supply chains, it’s critical to ensure IT infrastructures …

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GOODBYE TECH WORKERS, HELLO CYBER CRIMINALS: HOW THE TECH WORKER EXODUS IS STRAINING CYBER SECURITY

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks Tech workers are tipped to participate in the Great Resignation in larger numbers than other industries. An October survey suggested 72 per cent of tech workers are thinking of quitting their jobs in the next year. Many put in long hours in the first two years of …

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How Australian companies can overcome the cyberattack ‘tsunami’

The battle between cybercriminals and IT security tools has been a feature of daily business life for years. Organisations try to remain a step ahead of attackers while ensuring their systems and data remain secure. Traditionally, organisations met this challenge by creating secure perimeters. The goal was to have strong external protections in place that …

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Governments are finally warming to address cybersecurity challenges

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks  Attacks against public and private sector assets reached a crescendo in 2021, and moves are now underway to stem the tide more permanently. Cybersecurity is on the government radar and addressing it has finally become a top priority. It has taken a lot – potentially even too many …

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Preventing The Next SolarWinds Attack Requires A Different Approach

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks. When the global SolarWinds cyberattack came to light earlier this year, it sparked grave concerns across private and public-sector organisations. If attackers could use software from a trusted vendor to breach defences, how could security ever be guaranteed again? In the wake of the attack, both governments …

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Ransomware misstep results in a moral conundrum

By Jim Cook, Regional Director ANZ, Attivo Networks. It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves: when will ransomware gangs go too far and provoke a stronger response than payment ­– or defiance – from an individual target? In May 2021, we got our answer. Ransomware attacks on hospitals during Covid met with universal condemnation as …

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Sector training, further investment required in Australian Budget – A/NZ cybersecurity vendors

There needs to be greater assistance for businesses to protect their employees and intellectual property with better tech solutions requires to support Australian security.  That’s according to Jim Cook, ANZ regional director at Attivo Networks, in response to the Australian Government’s 2021 Budget announcements this week. “There is much work to do in Australia in …

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Australian tech companies react to the 2021 Budget

Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks. “There is much work to do in Australia in terms of budgeting for cybersecurity.  The world is changing, borders are strengthening and nation states are using the internet to gain access to secrets. The US recently pointed the finger at some Russian organisations for the devastating SolarWinds attacks.  We …

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