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IT expert says My Covid Record app at risk of security breaches
An IT security expert said the web app was using software that was known to have security flaws and people's information could be at risk.
AI construction management platform BuildAi secures $1.9 million in seed funding
BuildAi has secured $1.9 million in its latest seed funding round as the industry scrambles to find viable solutions to adapt to COVID-19 lockdowns.
Mergers and acquisitions up for enterprise software sector, report finds
The enterprise software sector is riding a post-pandemic wave of activity, with 751 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals signed and a record $124 billion in transaction value achieved in the first six-months of 2021.
Cyberattacks on organisations worldwide surge 40% in 2021
"Since the outbreak of the pandemic globally, cybercriminals have sprung into action to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them."
Concerns over employee turnover on the rise - report
“As the economy continues to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19, organisations are facing a very different, and extremely competitive, job market."
Korean Air moves entire IT infrastructure to AWS
Korean Air has migrated its entire IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services three years after announcing plans for cloud migration in 2018.
Kaspersky explores how SMBs survived the initial outbreak of COVID-19
According to a recent Kaspersky study, when the pandemic started in March 2020 developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 29% of small companies.
Veritas: The time has come to address COVID-19 related security gaps
"With the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Australian businesses were right to prioritise the shift to remote working. Now though, the time has come to take action and redress the balance.”
COVID-19 pandemic leads to surge in upskilling, study shows
The COVID-19 pandemic and remote work has uncovered skills gaps and led to new emphasis on upskilling, according to Pluralsight’s new 2021 State of Upskilling report.
Rushed cloud migration leaves Kiwi businesses open to cyber attacks
One in ten businesses are vulnerable after COVID-19 accelerated cloud migration, according to new research from Kordia’s specialist cloud consultancy, EMRGE.
Australasian tech company's new scheme incentivises staff to get vaccinated
Australasian technology company UCG has announced a new scheme to incentivise workers and delivery partners across New Zealand and Australia to get vaccinated.
Hybrid work is here to stay but security concerns are high - report
Survey of 1,500 business leaders and 1,500 general employees from 10 countries to better understand how companies are preparing for new hybrid workplaces.
Smartphone shipments on the rise, thanks to 5G
IDC states that although COVID-19 drastically impacted 2020 shipments, 2021 shipments have managed to display minimal growth compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic) volumes.
Planning for the next catastrophe: Disaster Recovery during COVID-19
"Having coherent DR plans in place are a non-negotiable, especially given the wide-ranging threats today's businesses face on an ongoing basis."
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
Future of SecOps in the face of unprecedented workforce transformation - report
CyberRes has found the increased adoption of advanced security technologies is primarily driven by an expanding attack surface caused by COVID-19.
Online security a concern as screen addiction surges during COVID lockdown
"Kiwis addiction to their devices has taken a toll during the pandemic, with people burnt out and unsure how to keep safe from losing personal information."
Artificial intelligence firm Ambit begins investment round
The raise is intended to capitalise on trends accelerated by COVID-19, including the rapid adoption of messaging by consumers and 24/7 online shopping.
APAC businesses unsure if cybersecurity defences are up to scratch
The cyber spend of Asia-Pacific businesses remains low at just 0.05% of their annual revenue.
Huge uptake in digital mental health services during lockdown - NZHIT
Kiwis are increasingly turning to online mental health services for support as they grapple with the uncertainty brought on by the lockdown.
COVID-19 lockdowns make New Zealand business sitting ducks for a cyberattack
“Lockdowns are hunting season for cyber criminals," according to a security expert.
Surge in fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates on darknet following delta outbreak
"The broader market surge is fuelled by the rapidly spreading Delta variant and the stemming urgency for everyone to become vaccinated."
Australia and New Zealand lagging behind the UK with infrastructure - potential BIM mandates
Autodesk and Infrastructure NSW have started the discussion around a potential BIM mandate by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
WorkForce Software increases revenue by 300% in APAC region
According to the company, the majority of new or existing customers contributing to revenue growth were seeking digital solutions to bridge the COVID-amplified gap between the workforce experience of employers and employees.