Story image

YOUR INVITATION: NZTech Advance Security Summit – not one to be missed

25 Jul 16

As our lives have become increasingly digital, cyber security has soared to prominence. CEO at NZTech, Graeme Muller says we have experienced similar parallels with regular security.

“Gone are the days where you would leave your front door unlocked when you're not at home,” Muller says. “Back in the day people would hear about houses being robbed but 'not around here'. Eventually, enough people experience being burgled or know someone who has that they start locking their door.  We are at that point with cyber security.”

The NZTech Advance Security Summit is fast-approaching, bringing together industries, government, academics and experts in the cyber security space to encourage active engagement against cyber crime through education and collaboration.

And it couldn’t come at a better time. According to Muller, the number of malicious cyber attacks continues to soar every year, with global studies finding a business has almost a one in four chance of being attacked over the next two years. What’s more, the average cost of a single attack for a large business has now exceeded $4 million. This means regardless of business size, a cyber attack can threaten their very existence.

“Cyber security needs to become part of our Kiwi DNA, just like being a 'tidy kiwi' was a mantra used for a generation that has enabled most of our country to stay beautiful,” Muller says. “Let’s aim to be known globally as the most secure and safe nation in the world. Join us in Wellington this October for a deep discussion on the future of New Zealand’s cyber security.”

The event will delve into the intersection where public and private sectors must meet to join as one to defend against attacks from the outset, providing valuable insights that are not to be missed.

If you would like to know more, click here.

WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Rimini Street hits NZ shores with new subsidiary
The third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP has opened a new Auckland-based office and appointed Sean Jones as NZ senior account executive.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
The future of privacy: What comes after VPNs?
"75% of VPN users said they are seeking a better solution for cloud networks."