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Sophos report reveals barriers to cybersecurity preparedness in APJ
85% of APJ organisations believe the biggest challenge to their security in the next 24 months will be improving cybersecurity awareness and education among employees and leadership.
Telcos must step up with stronger protections on user data – Fortinet
The capability for service providers to up their security game is in place right now and New Zealand telcos and ISPs don’t need to stop at personal protection.
Delta launches NZ first: personal cyber insurance
“For the first time in New Zealand, families will really be able to significantly reduce their exposure to hackers and online criminals, but organisations will also benefit," says Delta CEO.
Kaspersky opens first Transparency Center in APAC
The company’s third code review facility will be located in Malaysia’s Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies and companies in the country.
SentinelOne launches next-gen server protection offering
SentinelOne has released a new next-generation server and protection offering, which is purpose-built for containers.
New research highlights third party risks facing organisations
modern risk management must account for ongoing changes in third-party relationships and mitigate risks in an iterative way — that is, on a continual basis, rather than at specified intervals."
Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
"When a company provides only a minimum amount of access needed for the employees to fulfil their roles, the risk of wide-spread breach greatly diminishes."
Too quick to click: New Zealanders falling for phishing emails
New insights from CCL reveal that a significant amount of New Zealanders are still falling for phishing email scams, due in part to impulsive email behaviour.
ESET: Ignoring human element in cyber safety a mistake
"We believe that when employees are aware of their potential blindspots, they are naturally more invested and better prepared to be wary of things that may not seem quite right."
Five ways smart TVs are at risk of cyber attacks
Android TV is the most popular operating system for TVs – but it’s also vulnerable to many malware strains that affect other Android devices, because it shares the same base architecture.
Cylance report looks into questionable pentesting practices
The report demonstrates how the line distinguishing pentesting exercises from actual threat actor behaviour has thinned.
Gaming consoles are the most secure smarthome devices
Out of all the connected devices in the home – lights, TVs, plugs, digital assistants, and even surveillance cameras – the humble game console is the most secure device of all of them.
Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
Cybersecurity companies bring advanced encryption and quantum tech to Aus
“This is an outstanding example of world leading Australian cyber security research and development being commercialised to our domestic market and demonstrating its importance to export markets.”
DDoS attacks on the rise despite taking a summer break
“Traditionally, troublemakers who conduct DDoS attacks for fun go on holiday during the summer and give up their activity until September."
Cohesity launches new vulnerability scan using backup data
The application works by scanning backup copies on to identify any vulnerabilities across an organisation’s IT environment.
Genetec shows impressive growth, says IHS Markit
IHS has named Genetec one of the fastest-growing access control software manufacturers in the world, according to the latest IHS Report.
Successful threat hunting requires curation & collaboration
Many organizations already have the technology required for threat hunting, with SIEMs and threat intelligence a starting point.
Cybersecurity is a growth accelerator, not a handbrake - experts
Cybersecurity is a growth accelerator not a handbrake on business – that’s one of the key messages from a group of security experts who gathered in Sydney to discuss the state of cybersecurity in Australian businesses.
DXC Technology & Autism NZ help autistic Kiwis into the workforce
The Enterprise Centre, which is set to open in 2020, will include a cybersecurity centre and technology centre. It will also be one of the world’s first on-site training and learning facilities for autistic people setting out in the workforce.
Life changing or frustrating? New research looks into digital lifestyles
The report shows that globally consumers overwhelmingly agree that online digital technology has positively impacted their lives, despite the issues around performance and security.
CrowdStrike report lists cybersecurity adversary rankings
In today’s ever-evolving cyber landscape, speed is essential for effective cyber defence.
Loop Secure to provide Digital Guardian solution nationwide
The solution increases data visibility, increases IP protection and enhances compliance measures across items such as PCI DSS and the NBD.
Sephora hit by data breach; Asia & A/NZ user passwords cancelled
The breach potentially exposed personal information such as names, dates of birth, genders, email addresses, and encrypted passwords, as well as users’ beauty preferences.