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Global Threat Intelligence Report

THREAT INTELLIGENCE CAN BE CONSIDERED “THE ART OF TAKING THE ADVERSARY BY SURPRISE.” ANTICIPATING, MITIGATING, AND PREVENTING SURPRISES IN THE FORM OF CYBERATTACKS IS THE PRIMARY MISSION OF A PRACTICAL THREAT INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM. Achieving that goal requires a proactive approach that answers critical questions like the following: Which threat actors are most likely to cause …

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Cyber in 2023: evolving threats and resilience

2022 saw a significant increase in cybersecurity awareness across corporations and communities in Australia. In the past 12 months, cyber attacks have accelerated, as forecast. These attacks have placed organisations in the spotlight and publicly challenged their reputations. Worst, they have impacted a large portion of Australia’s population. Cybercriminals pursued higher profile targets than before, …

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Retail Threat Trends Report 2022

The global retail sector continues to accelerate its move to greater digitization with commentators attributing the ‘death of the high-street’ to the trend. In the US alone, e-retail sales exceeded $5.2 trillion in 2021, and early estimates suggest the 2022 figure could be close to $6 trillion. While online shopping continues to grow exponentially, it’s …

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Healthcare Threat Trends Report 2022

Darktrace’s early indicator analysis of the threats facing the healthcare sector over the last year paints a picture of a global healthcare sector that remains a top target for cyber-criminals who are particularly hungry for patient data. Security teams remain over-stretched and under-resourced in the sector, particularly as the recovery from a global pandemic continues. …

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The Near and Far Future of Ransomware Business Models

This research paper explores the position of ransomware in cybercrime and what would trigger changes in ransomware business models. Ransomware has evolved into a malware used to cause major problems for enterprises, governments, healthcare, and critical infrastructure, but other cybercriminal business models — ones that can generate significantly more illicit profit — raises an interesting …

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Data Breach Notification Rules in the Asia Pacific Region

Over the past decade, the volume, frequency, and severity of cybersecurity incidents have escalated. Since the first documented mega-breach in 2013, there has been a steady increase of cybersecurity incidents resulting in significant losses of data and funds. While not every account breached has had financial information compromised, the global cost of cybercrime remains staggering: …

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The State of Email Security 2022

A Digital Pandemic of EPIC PROPORTIONS Like the virus responsible for the worldwide pandemic, email-based cyber threats continued to mutate in 2021, causing global havoc. As Mimecast’s sixth annual State of Email Security report makes clear, businesses around the world continued to find themselves in the crosshairs not just of a novel coronavirus, but also …

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