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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.
New code-signing solution released by Venafi
Machine identity protection solution secures code signing across organisations and guards against unauthorised use.
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.
Symantec named Leader by Forrester for Data Security Portfolio
Symantec was recognised as a Leader based on current offering, strategy, and market presence with the highest overall ranking for current offerings.
WatchGuard updates ThreatSync platform for MSPs
“These new ThreatSync capabilities arm managed service providers with the tools they need to provide malware detection and response (MDR) services by detecting breaches in minutes and automatically mitigating advanced attacks for their customers."
Curtin Uni launches cryptocurrency-based PhD scholarship fund
New Zealand-based blockchain studio Centrality will be one of the driving forces behind an Australian university’s initiative to offer a cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund.
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.