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People just can't let go of old Windows operating systems
Consumers and businesses worldwide are hanging on to older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7, despite the fact that many of those operating systems are no longer supported.
Fileless attacks surge as attackers look to boost ROI
Fileless attacks have skyrocketed 265% this year compared to the first half of 2018, and there’s no sign that they will slow down.
Businesses ignoring security when investing in new tech
Only a quarter of organisations are prioritising security when it comes to technology investment, according to a new report by Advanced.
Palo Alto Networks expands commitment to NZ market
Palo Alto Networks is expanding its New Zealand business operations in order to better prepare local businesses for growing cybersecurity concerns.
Sophos report sheds light on Aussie cybersecurity landscape
“Security is hard. We all know it. Sophos survey highlights the constant challenge presented by the evolving security landscape and never ending search for skills and best practices to help organisations overcome these threats.”
Puppet launches vulnerability remediation product
With vulnerabilities and security breaches on the rise, the latest Puppet product helps IT teams find, prioritise and remediate vulnerabilities.
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
The new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow Akamai to continue to meet its aims of having three-to-five times the capacity of the largest DDoS attacks currently recorded.
More than half of personal data breaches caused by human error
"The biggest cause of breaches remains the fallibility of people and an inherent inability of employees to send emails to the right person."
Sophos report reveals barriers to cybersecurity preparedness in APJ
85% of APJ organisations believe the biggest challenge to their security in the next 24 months will be improving cybersecurity awareness and education among employees and leadership.
Telcos must step up with stronger protections on user data – Fortinet
The capability for service providers to up their security game is in place right now and New Zealand telcos and ISPs don’t need to stop at personal protection.
Delta launches NZ first: personal cyber insurance
“For the first time in New Zealand, families will really be able to significantly reduce their exposure to hackers and online criminals, but organisations will also benefit," says Delta CEO.
Kaspersky opens first Transparency Center in APAC
The company’s third code review facility will be located in Malaysia’s Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies and companies in the country.
SentinelOne launches next-gen server protection offering
SentinelOne has released a new next-generation server and protection offering, which is purpose-built for containers.
New research highlights third party risks facing organisations
modern risk management must account for ongoing changes in third-party relationships and mitigate risks in an iterative way — that is, on a continual basis, rather than at specified intervals."
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.