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DDoS
Attack from DOS: In Zero We Trust
In combination with malware, DDoS attacks on banks have been used to cause distraction so the transfer of stolen funds goes unnoticed. 
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Cybersecurity
The real reason to use risk-based authentication in the enterprise
By analysing what the user knows, has, and does, the risk engine can identify legitimate users while denying access to intruders.
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Cybersecurity
Security experts underscore identity assurance in post-lockdown era
Organisations should rebuild, re-prioritise and re-assess their current security programs, with the ultimate goal of enhancing threat response. 
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Business Continuity
Interview: RSA explains security in the epoch of IT disruption
We discussed cybersecurity in terms of how it fits into business continuity, as well as the threat landscape, and what RSA is currently doing to assist businesses that need protection.
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Cybersecurity
'We are in a permanent state of cyber warfare' say 88% of IT pros
“Powerful attack methods, like establishing backdoors with machine identities, are now available as commodity malware, making it harder for security professionals to defend against these attacks.”
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Disaster Recovery
Your dynamic workforce just got a whole lot more dynamic
Overnight, your dynamic workforce just got even more dynamic - and not in the ways that anyone particularly wants.
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Phishing
FIDO: The word that could defeat phishing attacks once and for all
Attackers know that sometimes they don’t need to attack the technology – they just need to attack people instead.
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Cybersecurity
Dell Technologies sells RSA for US$2 billion
Clarke reveals that RSA and Dell Technologies developed different strategies to meet different business needs with different go-to-market models.
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Compliance
RSA responds to increasing A/NZ regulations with new updates
The new data protection and privacy management capabilities will help business in the A/NZ region to better ensure data protection and privacy regulations and compliance, according to the company.
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RSA
Sektor NZ acquires security distie DUO NZ
“Sektor are market leaders in verticals that are increasingly intersecting with the cybersecurity market, it’s an emerging market for us that we have been very keen to pursue.”
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Cybersecurity
RSA appoints DUO as NZ distributor
DUO will have access to RSA’s technology, exclusive discounts and end-to-end sales and technical support, including training.
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Phishing
Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
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Network Infrastructure
Industry 4.0 — today’s cyber war front
The anticipation around what Industry 4.0 may bring to the table has placed ASEAN—a region of relatively lower labor productivity—firmly under the spotlight. 
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Cybersecurity
Interview: RSA's Craig Dore on the basics of MFA
A good MFA solution would cover access for both types of applications, and enable access for both employees and third parties such as contractors.
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Machine learning
Exclusive interview: RSA on the road to AI security
Organisations are now capable of leveraging AI as its advanced to the point of addressing critical issues in cybersecurity.
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
RSA says blockchain presents a new wave of cyber-risk for global organisations
The $3.1 billion global investment in blockchain solutions in 2018 presents a potential cause for alarm, according to RSA.
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Compliance
How to choose, manage, and mitigate third party risk - RSA
If you look at many of the major data breaches over the last five years, there is often a third party involved.
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Cybersecurity
Mobile app fraud transactions have skyrocketed 680% since 2015
As our lives become increasingly ensconced within apps on our mobiles, it seems so too does cybercrime with fraud "not going away anytime soon."
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Cybercrime
Why cybercriminals are corrupting popular social media platforms
Fraudsters are targeting legitimate social media platforms to create a new type of fraud market – one that has a global reach.
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Cybersecurity
70% of security experts say social media should be government regulated
A survey has found the majority believe social media data collection needs to be regulated, despite having little faith in their governments.
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Facebook
Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
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Microsoft
34 tech heavyweights stand strong: Protecting the globe from cyber threats
Not only with the companies protect customers, they've also vowed not to help governments who want to go on the cyber offensive.
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Cybersecurity
Intel pledges improved security - Microsoft & Cisco already on board
Intel has made two major announcements at the RSA conference this week.
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
RSA adds behavioural analytics to portfolio through Fortscale buyout
Cybersecurity giant RSA is now offering behavioural analytics as part of its portfolio after successfully acquiring Fortscale.