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New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
NordVPN's latest Cyber Risk Index reveals the top 10 at-risk countries for a cyber attack.
Demand for VPNs soars in Hong Kong amid fears over Beijing crackdown
VPN provider Surfshark revealed it has seen a week’s worth of sales in just one hour within the city, indicating that locals feel their internet freedom is under attack.
Dicker Data signs Australian distie deal with Tosibox
Dicker Data will now distribute Tosibox’s range of VPN solutions in the Australian market.
Citrix brings Remote PC Access solution to the cloud
"As companies work through addressing any shortcomings, now is an ideal time to consider VDI and other digital workspace technologies that can deliver a secure and productive experience for employees who are working from home.”
VPN provider Hide My Ass promises no more user logging
"We see taking such steps as important for us to maintain our fight against censorship."
Remote working in a time of crisis
While different organisations might be more prepared than others, network engineering teams are under pressure to deliver a clear view on the availability and performance of their remote network connections.
Malwarebytes launches VPN service that won't track users
Malwarebytes says that while the solution is only available for Windows, it will be coming soon to Mac, Android, Chrome, and iOS.
Remote working tips from a cybersecurity advisor
The world as we know it is changing, and the “office” is now everywhere. Safety, security and best practices should always be at the forefront of this change, now and in the future.
Worrying gap in local consumer cybersecurity savvy
New research shows A/NZ consumers feel clued in, but there’s clear room for improvement in their education and tools.
COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
The VPN service has recently announced its intention to offer free six-month subscriptions for small businesses, as more countries tighten quarantine measures and finances become strained.
VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
ManageEngine launches suite of enterprise security solutions
The new solutions allow security teams to supervise remote sessions which are providing access to critical systems, says ManageEngine.
Revealed: The countries with the worst internet freedom
The findings are in and the countries with the worst record for internet censorship have been revealed.
The real winner of 2019? Ransomware
Trend Micro discovered a 10% increase in ransomware detections, despite a 57% decrease in the number of new ransomware families.
Node4 parters with Data Installation & Supplies to deliver Drive DeVilbiss
Node4 has entered into a partnership agreement with Data Installation & Supplies (DIS) in a bid to bring scalability and security to rapidly growing Drive DeVilbiss.
Enterprises look to zero trust network access to thwart VPN attacks
“Though it is encouraging to see so many organisations are pursuing ZTNA to close gaps created by VPNs, I am surprised that more than half of those surveyed believe their current infrastructure is reliable enough to protect the enterprise."
Hackers access NordVPN server, users unaffected
While being connected to the server, the hacker could only see what an ordinary ISP would see, but it could not have been personalised or linked to a particular user.
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.
Trend Micro launches VPN offering
By using VPN with bank-grade data encryption, Trend Micro WiFi Protection allows consumers to safeguard an otherwise unsecured network.
NordVPN announces new file encryption tool
NordLocker will be a file encryption app for macOS and Windows that will encrypt files stored on a computer or in the cloud.
Who's watching you?
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Norton VPN adds New Zealand server
The new local server will help users protect personal information and securely access private information while on the go.
The future of privacy: What comes after VPNs?
"75% of VPN users said they are seeking a better solution for cloud networks."
Seven big cybersecurity threats and how to prevent them
Hackers and fraudsters will go to enormous lengths to steal this data, so it’s important to know about the top cyber security threats we face today.