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ConnectID & RentBetter partnership enhances Australia's rental industry
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cloud services
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finance, leasing & rental
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physical security
Australian Payments Plus' initiative, ConnectID, teams up with property management platform, RentBetter, aiming to boost privacy, and control for rental agents and tenants amid Australia's rental crisis.
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Merkle's report underscores the power of personalisation in APAC
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big data
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cx
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bi
Merkle's new report, Customer Experience Imperatives, urges businesses to anticipate and respond to consumer needs as 85% of APAC consumers believe personalised recommendations shape their brand experiences, promoting loyalty and long-term relationships.
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'ResumeLooters' cyber-attack disrupts 65 companies across Asia-Pacific
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testing
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taiwan
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vietnam
'ResumeLooters' cybercrime campaign compromises 65 businesses in Asia-Pacific, exploiting weaknesses in job search and retail sites to steal and sell personal data of over 2 million individuals.
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Securing APIs in 2024: Top challenges for CISOs
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gdpr
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insider threats
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cso / ciso
In 2024, securing APIs emerges as a critical task for CISOs, with 92% of organisations experiencing breaches due to increasing API adoption and sophisticated AI-powered hacking techniques.
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Australian retail faces digital transformation challenges
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digital transformation
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data protection
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New SOTI research uncovers growing demand for digital transformation in Australia's retail section, with 93% of consumers using in-store tech.
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Data Privacy Day: Watchguard gives warning about 'free' services
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firewall
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ml
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breach prevention
On Data Privacy Day, WatchGuard's VP of Identity, Carla Roncato, warns of the less conspicuous costs linked with 'free' services.
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Data Privacy Day: Vectra AI emphasises a proactive approach
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bi
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big data
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data protection
In celebration of International Data Privacy Day, Vectra AI's Chris Fisher stresses the need for organisations to take a proactive stance in improving data protection measures.
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Surge in cyberattacks on public sector spotlighted by KnowBe4 report
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it training
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phishing
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advanced persistent threat protection
Cyberattacks on the public sector surge in 2023, says KnowBe4 report, revealing a noteworthy 31% increase in APAC region and a global rising trend in ransomware incidents.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
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malware
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Malicious Python projects targeting Linux, Windows systems
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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malware
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
ESET uncovers harmful Python projects on official repository, PyPI; malware delivers cyberespionage backdoor and data theft.
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Top tips for staying safe online this festive season
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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technology gifts
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cybersecurity
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passwords
Protect your Christmas tech presents: Keeper Security advises on safe gift operation to ward off cybercriminals.
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Salesforce enhances AI features & launches Trailblazer Career Marketplace
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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bi
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big data
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crm
Salesforce bolsters AI capabilities in Data Cloud and Einstein 1 Platform, and launches Trailblazer Career Marketplace.
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IronVest CMO predicts rise in CNP fraud & masking tech use in 2024
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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online shopping
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cnp
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cmo
IronVest CMO, Guy Bauman, forecasts an increase in card-not-present fraud and usage of 'masking' technologies in 2024.
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Bazaarvoice acquires Granify to enhance eCommerce with personalised shopping experiences
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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creative technologies
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retail
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journey
Bazaarvoice set to revolutionise eCommerce by acquiring Granify, aiming to offer personalised online shopping experiences.
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Vodafone encourages Australians to recycle unused mobile devices
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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vodafone
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e-waste
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recycling
Vodafone urges Aussies to recycle old mobiles this holiday, revealing 22.3 million devices lay redundant across the nation.
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Consumers adapt spending & embrace technological shopping trends
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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vr
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metaverse
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inflation
Consumers lead change in global spending habits amid economic crisis, attracting to cost-effective offers and novel tech trends.
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Festive season online shopping spurs rise in luxury brand phishing scams
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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passwords
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cios
Cyber threats are on the rise this holiday season, warns Check Point Research, with a 13% increase in malicious files related to online orders and deliveries.
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Innotec Security on avoiding social network job scams
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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malware
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cios
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accenture
Innotec Security offers invaluable advice on thwarting job scams on social networks amid rising fraudulent ventures.
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AP+ & Five by Five Global campaign tackles data oversharing issue
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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digital age
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awareness
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privacy
AP+ and Five by Five Global have launched a campaign to counter data oversharing issue with novel ConnectID solution.
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Kaspersky uncovers malicious WhatsApp mod spreading via Telegram
Thu, 9th Nov 2023
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malware
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cybersecurity
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cios
Kaspersky reveals a dangerous WhatsApp mod, dispersed via Telegram, that secretly installs malware impacting over 340,000 users.
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EU aims to standardise digital IDs with personal data control by 2026
Fri, 3rd Nov 2023
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encryption
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phishing
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advanced persistent threat protection
EU aims to standardise digital IDs with personal data control by 2026, moving away from cloud-based providers.
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DerSecur offers free vulnerability checks at Govware event with DerScanner
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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smartphones
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apple
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technology gifts
DerSecur, a cybersecurity start-up, is offering a free vulnerability check for mobile and web apps at this year's Govware event in Singapore.
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Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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malware
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phishing
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physical security
Gen Z and millennials, the digital era's major users, are most at risk of falling prey to cybercrimes, a study suggests.
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GAIN LINE's suggestions for robust data security post Lyca Mobile attack
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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storage
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firewall
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digital transformation
Leading business consultancy, GAIN LINE, calls for stronger data security measures following recent cyber-attack on Lyca Mobile.