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Vectra AI
Understanding the weight on security leader’s shoulders, and how to shift it
Millions of dollars of government funding and internal budgets are being funnelled into cybersecurity to build resilience against sophisticated threats, indicating how serious this issue has become.
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Artificial Intelligence
The call is coming from inside the house
Security and privacy breaches are accelerating, and the external forces we have been applying to slow the rate are hardly making an impact.
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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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Malware
Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
Zero-day attacks can be detrimental to a business or enterprise, and they most commonly occur due to a lack of preparation and the right technology by cybersecurity teams.
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SaaS
How safe is an organisation’s data from security breaches?
The urgency of data security and privacy can't be overstated. In 2021, the global average cost of a data breach was US$4.24 million, representing a 9.8% increase over 2020.
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Wavelink
The case for a new security platform based on three critical concepts
Gaining a truly integrated solution is the only way to reduce technology sprawl and consolidate an organisation’s platform.
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Senetas
The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is treated a lot like aviation security. Breaches that don't result in catastrophic consequences don't stay in the national psyche for very long, in much the same way near-misses in aviation don't invite much public scrutiny.
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Remote Working
Cybersecurity attacks on New Zealand small business double
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for New Zealand small business, with attacks doubling in the past three years.
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Positive Technologies
ATM vulnerabilities open door for attacks - report
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wincor Cineo ATMs allowing illegal cash withdrawals
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Security breaches
94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches last year - Human error top cause
Egress survey finds a substantial 94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches in the last year, with human error the top cause.
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Network Security
Network security in the cloud more important than ever
Despite security issues, more organisations than ever are moving workloads to the cloud, building applications in the cloud and subscribing to a wide range of SaaS and other cloud services.
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Big Data
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
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Cybersecurity
22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
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Kaspersky
Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Breach Prevention
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
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Breach Prevention
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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Commerce Commission
ComCom faces security breach from stolen computer equipment
The Commission was informed last week that more than 200 meeting and interview transcripts across a range of the Commission’s work were contained on computer equipment stolen in a burglary.
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Cybersecurity
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."
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Smart Home
Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
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Cybersecurity
Data centre cybersecurity actions that most people overlook
Schneider’s Steven Carlini discusses ways to improve data centre cybersecurity that most people don’t think of until it’s too late.
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Disaster Recovery
The Implications of a data disaster and why effective DR is critical
93 percent of companies without disaster recovery who suffer a major data disaster are out of business within one year.
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Ransomware
Brewery breach: Not even beer is safe from ransomware
There were no pints enjoyed at this Scottish brewery this week as it fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.
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Gartner
Gartner: Only 65% of businesses have cybersecurity experts in-house
"In a twisted way, many cybercriminals are digital pioneers, finding ways to leverage big data & web-scale techniques to stage attacks & steal data."