Introduction This research was conducted to understand the challenges and issues facing Australian businesses when it comes to escalating cyberattacks. It identifies trends in hacking and malicious attacks and the financial and reputational impact any breaches have had. It examines Australian organizations’ plans for securing new technology, for adopting cybersecurity frameworks and the complexity of …
This research was conducted to understand the challenges and issues facing businesses in Australia when it comes to escalating cyberattacks. Its purpose is to identify trends in hacking and malicious attacks and the financial and reputational impact any breaches have had on organisations. It examines Australian organisations’ approach to strengthening defences, ensuring confidence in their abilities to repel attacks and addressing concerns over the skills gap.
The report explores the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Based on trends observed in the first half of 2019, Webroot found that 1 in 50 URLs are malicious, nearly one-third of phishing sites use HTTPS and Windows® 7 exploits have grown 75% since January. This report also highlights the importance of user education, as phishing lures have become more personalized as hackers use stolen data for more than just account takeover.