The Australian government announced it will invest AU$18 million to help the country's small businesses better respond to cyberattacks and will spend AU$7.2 million to help businesses get cybersecurity assessment checks and AU$11 million to provide one-on-one assistance to deal with cyberattacks.
Financially driven cybercriminals exploit the human factor to commit online scams. Pooja Shimpi, CEO and co-founder of SyberNow, explained why it is necessary for netizens to practice online mindfulness and enhance cyber awareness to avoid becoming victims of innovative scams.
Hospitals, clinics and doctor practices have long fallen victim to cyberattacks and breaches kicked off with phishing emails. But with the advent of AI-augmented phishing, the lures are more convincing and could lead to even more scams targeting healthcare organizations, federal authorities warned.
Generative AI facilitates on-the-job learning, empowering team members to upskill themselves as they work and ultimately strengthening an organization's overall security posture, according to Fabio Fratucello, field chief technology officer, international, at CrowdStrike.
While a significant number of attacks are not yet AI-driven, there's a noticeable shift in the creation of generative malware and lures for business email compromise, warned Ashan Willy, CEO at Proofpoint. LLMs are being used to create enticing lures in foreign languages to target broader audiences.
Many security awareness training programs fail because organizations don't understand the risks they face, said Culture AI's John Scott. He said a successful training program "will help people by making sure that it's targeting the behaviors that address the key risks for the organization."
ServiceNow wants to apply generative AI to its knowledge around how customer environments are configured to help organizations harden their digital attack surface. Security product leader Lou Fiorello said ServiceNow will use generative AI to leverage its presence across the entire enterprise.
Employees need technology that is easy to use and free of errors and that directs them to appropriate cybersecurity guidance when they have questions. Basically, they need technology that helps them to help themselves work more securely, said university professor Steve Furnell.
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With social engineering attacks escalating, security organizations should embrace better cybersecurity awareness training to protect their organizations against insidious schemes, said Barry Coatsworth, director of risk, compliance and security at Guidehouse.
In a bid to revolutionize information security training and make it more engaging and memorable for employees, Ivan Milenkovic, group CISO at WebHelp, advises firms to adopt gamification and interactive content in corporate training to make it more accessible and memorable for employees.
A French conglomerate will buy Australia's largest publicly traded cybersecurity company to expand its cyber service delivery capability in the high-growth Oceania market. The Tesserent deal will help Thales to accelerate its development road map and boost its footprint in Australia and New Zealand.
Enterprise cybersecurity is no longer just about a siloed team of professionals securing the firm's systems and servers. Security has evolved into a key business consideration with people at its core, according to Suraj Jayaraman, Microsoft's director of cloud security architecture.
Huntress has completed a Series C round to expand beyond the endpoint protection market and bring managed security to identity and cloud. Hackers are increasingly going after employee accounts at SMBs and using the compromised identity to move into other systems via SSO, CEO Kyle Hanslovan said.
Gamification in cybersecurity can bring great potential business value to many organizations, but security teams need to dispel some misconceptions. In the first place, it’s not a game that takes employees away from their jobs, said Joe Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Delinea.