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Cybersecurity
Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?
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Akamai
Akamai and Fujitsu team up to protect A/NZ orgs against threats
Akamai Technologies and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have entered a strategic relationship to assist organisations in the region.
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Apple
Jamf unveils new technologies for business security
Jamf has showcased new technologies it has developed to assist organisations in offering an enterprise secure and straightforward environment for consumers.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
To mark ANZAC day last week, NCSC Director Lisa Fong has shared insight on the cyber challenges and opportunities facing NZ and the importance of working with allies to tackle increasing threats.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security advisory in collaboration with its international partners detailing common vulnerabilities and exposures.
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Collaboration
The increasing importance of cyber threat intelligence
Globally, the cyber threat level to organisations remains high, and the current situation only serves to highlight this further.
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Cybersecurity
Individual consumers number one target of cybercriminals
Individual consumers are the number one target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical, according to a new report. 
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Mandiant
Threat detection has improved, but adversaries have adapted
While significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries adapt to achieve their mission in targeted environments.
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Malware
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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Ransomware
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
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Cybersecurity
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
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Cloud
Cloud threat actors hone in on vulnerabilities, report finds
As world governments issue warnings over the increasing cyber crime threat, the report's findings highlight common threats businesses should protect against.
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Ransomware
Ransomware payments hit multi-million dollar highs
The average ransom demand in cases rose 144% in 2021 to US$2.2 million, while the average payment climbed 78% to US$541,010.
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Malware
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Sydney
Macquarie opens Sydney facility to support Govt and economy
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government hosted Australia's Prime Minister to open the company’s Intellicentre 3 East hyperscale data centre.
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Cyber Threats
IriusRisk launches OTM Standard to transform threat modelling
The OTM Standard, released as part of version 4.1 of the IriusRisk product, is an agnostic way of describing a threat model in a simple format.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
ExtraHop brings greater security to cloud environments
ExtraHop has extended the power of Reveal(x) 360 to provide frictionless threat visibility for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Cybersecurity
Aus experts face record cyber threats, overwhelming workload
Organisations are seeking new ways to protect their expanding attack surface and maintain stability, according to Trend Micro.
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Malware
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
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Microsoft
GCSB urges key businesses to expect cyber attacks, protect supply chains
The GCSB is urging New Zealand's critical businesses to stay alert in the face of increasing cyber threats, which can put nationally significant infrastructure in danger.
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Malware
Check Point Research identifies top malware threats to NZ
In February, the top malware impacting New Zealand cyber incidents was Sohanad (3.96%), followed by SnakeKeylogger and Formbook.
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Malware
Top 10 malware impacting Australians - Check Point
Emotet, Formbook and Trickbot have remained the top three malwares affecting Australians in the month of February, according to new research.
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Cybersecurity
CyberRes strengthens IT security by combining deep analytics with threat research network
The latest releases of CyberRes Galaxy and ArcSight deliver more actionable insights for both free and subscription options.
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike launches new identity threat protection solution
"As an MDR leader, CrowdStrike continues to innovate in the market to address the ever-evolving threat landscape."