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Breaches on the rise despite increased security spend, survey finds
"This study shows the vulnerability gap that has been a growing pain point for CIOs and CISOs."
'Turn data into doing': Splunk announces updates to Data-to-Everything platform
Over the last two weeks, Splunk has made several announcements around its Data-to-Everything platform including additions to IT security and operations.
Security industry riddled with gender diversity issues & burnout
“The lack of diversity in this survey is a microcosm of the wider problem plaguing the cybersecurity industry."
Australian banking and securities IT spend to reach $18.5 billion
“The banking and securities industry continues to spend in pursuit of digitalisation, whether through digital business optimisation or transformation."
Securing the unknown with visibility and control
What’s getting in the way of an organisation’s security health and what needs to happen to secure those vulnerabilities? What assets does an organisation own? How does an organisation gain visibility? Where do the assets live? Who has access to those assets?
Securing IoT top priority for enterprises, research says
Developing and managing secure IoT deployments is no longer the remit of security professionals but is a capability that is quickly becoming available to developers of all levels."
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
Education prime target for cyber attacks, report finds
"Students use an increasing number of devices - on campus, at home and on the go - connecting endpoints to both secure and unknown networks."
Major security, privacy and ethical blindspots in AI development
Security, privacy and ethics are low-priority issues for developers when modelling their machine learning solutions.
NZ information security award finalists revealed
The iSANZ Awards were established five years ago to recognise the achievements of New Zealanders in the country’s information security (InfoSec) and cybersecurity field.
Lack of IT security input in DevOps creates unnecessary risk
The lack of security involvement in DevOps projects was reportedly creating cyber risk for IT leaders.
Cybersecurity in New Zealand is not working, expert says
"Businesses and organisations must act to prevent future cyber hacks, which is now costing New Zealand vast sums annually."
Unisys: Staying cyber safe during Rugby World Cup
“New Zealanders have registered their concerns about both their physical and cyber safety at large-scale events loudly and clearly, to the point of rethinking their plans to attend."
Aura InfoSec grows Wellington team
Aura Information Security has selected Christo Gouws as its new senior security consultant.
Sophos Cloud Optix SaaS offering now on AWS Marketplace
Endpoint and network security firm Sophos has now launched its Sophos Cloud Optix SaaS offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Avast launches SaaS-based secure internet gateway for SMBs
Digital security provider Avast has announced a new ‘always-on’ solution for channel partners, who in turn can deliver these services to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Interview: Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola sharpens security outlook
"Most of the most noteworthy breaches that we're seeing are result of vulnerable systems where patches were actually available. There's no reason for that."
This is what our kids will hate us for: IoT devices 'asbestos of the future'
"The proliferation of stupid internet-connected smart devices will be the IT asbestos of the future.
Phishing leading cause of data breaches across Australia
This indicates hackers are targeting the weakest link in the security chain – end users.
Social media a growing business risk across Asia Pacific
Organisations now face an even wider risk landscape, as they seek to tackle emerging digital threats and deal with complex reputational and regulatory issues.
Gartner: Top 10 government tech trends
“Public sector leaders expect government CIOs to find ways technology can reduce costs, create efficiencies and improve outcomes for citizens and businesses."
Are Fortune 500 companies failing at cyber security?
"Lax security and its resulting breaches have long-term repercussions for organisations as well as their customers, shareholders, partners, and other stakeholders."
BlackBerry invests in the evolution of cybersecurity innovation
“Today’s cybersecurity industry is rapidly advancing and BlackBerry Labs will operate as its own business unit solely focused on innovating and developing the technologies of tomorrow."
Disruptionware emerges as newest and nastiest cyber threat
Forescout and ICIT research has identified the rise of disruptionware and its threat to particularly operational technology environments.