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Training
Why security must be a priority in the software development process
Ask a typical software developer to name their top priority when writing code, and the answer is likely to be ‘creating new features’. Security is simply not on the radar screen for most developers.
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Ransomware
Five tips to combat cyberattacks amidst a land war
As the world watches the Russian military attacks on Ukraine, it’s difficult to think about normal business operations.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Mindshift - the Kiwi firm putting the 'people' back in cybersecurity
“If you don't give people the information they need to make good decisions online, you can’t hold them accountable for the mistakes they make."
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Cybersecurity
Australians ignoring cybersecurity policies in favour of productivity
Trend Micro has found that 67% of remote workers have increased their cybersecurity awareness during COVID-19 related lockdowns. However, despite greater awareness people may still engage in risky behaviour, the survey finds.
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Phishing
Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
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Ransomware
Upskill your workforce to boost cybersecurity
Damages from cybercrime are projected to hit $US6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015.
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Social Media
Online users giving out social media details too freely - Kaspersky
The survey revealed that online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media.
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Training
Gartner names Proofpoint leader in security training
Proofpoint’s training modules are built with learning science principles and include self-service customisation, which improves efficacy and ensures longer-term retention of training.
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.
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Phishing
Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
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Email Security
Workplace inboxes still plagued by phishing attacks
Mimecast’s annual State of Email Security report confirms that social engineering is still plaguing businesses, along with other email threats including ransomware and phishing attacks.
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Fraud
Why a cybersecurity awareness week is just not enough
From personal privacy to online scams, it seems almost every IT security-related issue now has its very own awareness week.
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Ransomware
NZ firms pick up the pace on cybersecurity savviness
“Over half of New Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling victim to cybercrime."
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Cybersecurity
Aura InfoSec brings online cybersecurity training tool to all NZ businesses
if your staff don’t know what a phishing scam looks like, or use work devices in unsecure ways; they’re leaving huge gaps in your security armour."
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Training
Webroot takes over Securecast in move to take cyber awareness training to mass market
Webroot has officially acquired security awareness training platform Securecast and has plans to take the new integrated solution to the mass market.
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Fortinet
Why you should let employees step forward in fight against cybercrime
It's now all about technology: Move away from the notion that having a single security device at the edge will make you secure.
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Cloud
Melanoma detection app has been saving Kiwi lives
New Zealand has the highest incidence rate of melanoma in the world, it's time to learn about the options you have to keep you and your families safe