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Kiwis hooked by online phishing expedition
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 20:37Tags News, Security

A KPMG test on the cyber security of New Zealand businesses as part of Connect Smart Week has revealed one in ten Kiwis could fall for a phishing attack. Comments (Comments)

Arbor Networks marks 20 years of DDoS attacks targeting ISP networks
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:27Tags News, Security

Despite 20 years of headlines, many businesses today are under-invested and ill-prepared to handle modern DDoS attacks. Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro protects personal data and files with enhanced security software
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:16Tags News, Security

Trend Micro released its updated Trend Micro Security for 2017, with expanded capabilities that safeguard users from ransomware, malicious threats, identity theft and new malware varieties. Comments (Comments)

Victoria University of Wellington welcomes new Cyber Toa CEO
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:10Tags News, Security

Victoria University of Wellington has welcomed the appointment of NZX Chief Operating Officer Mandy Simpson as head of Cyber Toa, Victoria's partner in developing a centre of excellence to strengthen New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific's resilience against cybercrime and cyberattacks. Comments (Comments)

Kaspersky lab introduces new business solution for SMBs
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:08Tags News, Security

Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security - Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Norton study reveals more than half of New Zealand men experience online harassment
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:57Tags News, Security

Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its research into online harassment and its impact on New Zealand men, revealing that three quarters (72 percent) of New Zealand men under 30, and more than half of all New Zealand men (58 percent), have experienced some form of online harassment. Comments (Comments)

International cyber security expert Paul Poteete joins Aura InfoSec
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 10:01Tags News, Security

Aura InfoSec has appointed leading Cyber Security and Information Warfare expert Paul W. Poteete to the position of Principal Consultant (Virtual Security Officer). Comments (Comments)

Executives committed to digital business despite security concerns says Unisys study
Posted on 30-Aug-2016 18:16Tags News, Security

Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of the respondents agree that it is critical or very important for an organisation to modify IT processes and resources to support a digital business model. That represents an increase of 7 percentage points (up from 65 percent) from the response to a similar question in a Unisys-IDG study conducted in October 2015. Comments (Comments)

SecureWorks research indicates top ransomware making their way through APAC
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:33Tags News, Security

Generally, 0.25% to 3.0% of victims elect to pay a ransom, meaning attackers need to destroy data on anywhere from 30 to 400 computers for every victim who relents and pays the ransom. Comments (Comments)

Cybercriminals recruit insiders to attack telecoms providers
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:27Tags News, Security

Cybercriminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources - according to a Kaspersky Lab intelligence report into security threats facing the telecommunications industry. Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro detects almost 40,000 ransomware threats in New Zealand throughout 1H 2016
Posted on 24-Aug-2016 20:32Tags News, Security

A Trend Micro security report, "The Reign of Ransomware" saw a 172 percent increase in ransomware and US$3 billion in losses due to business email compromise (BEC) scams so far in 2016, as well as nearly 500 vulnerabilities in a variety of products. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed
Posted on 23-Aug-2016 15:49Tags News, Security

A highly skilled group of people from the private sector have been named as the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Establishment Advisory Board by Communications Minister Amy Adams. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone and Unitec join forces to combat rise in cyber-crime
Posted on 11-Aug-2016 17:17Tags News, Security

Vodafone has joined forces with Unitec Institute of Technology to help combat cyber-crime, which continues to evolve at an alarming rate globally. Comments (Comments)

Slingshot launches simple, one switch parental control
Posted on 7-Aug-2016 11:28Tags News, Security

Three quarters of Kiwi parents are concerned their children may have access to online pornography, yet fewer than a third use online parental controls. New Zealand ISP Slingshot has introduced an easy online tool that blocks the darker corners of the web and helps protect Kiwi kids. Comments (Comments)

Endace Branch Office Network Recorders for debut at Black Hat
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:16Tags News, Security

Endace has announced at Black Hat conference the release of new EndaceProbe 114 Network Recorders designed specifically for deployment in branch offices as part of a network-wide monitoring and recording fabric. Comments (Comments)

Symantec launches Control Compliance Suite
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:10Tags News, Security

Symantec Corp. has announced the next version of Symantec Control Compliance Suite, an enterprise-class IT governance, risk and compliance solution. Comments (Comments)

InternetNZ Easy Transparency aims to help identify mass surveillance in New Zealand
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 19:33Tags News, Security

These reports will mean New Zealanders will be better able to see how often government agencies are requesting their personal information. Comments (Comments)

Entries open for The Everywhere Initiative by Visa
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 18:27Tags News, Security

Visa is inviting start-ups to enter a competition to use Visa APIs to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payments, creating the next wave of payments innovation. Comments (Comments)

Study says 72% of kiwi women under 30 experience online harassment
Posted on 20-Jul-2016 20:07Tags News, Security

The survey reveals one in seven women have been affected by general threats of physical violence. Comments (Comments)

Major NZTech cyber security summit to prepare against attacks
Posted on 19-Jul-2016 19:20Tags News, Security

New Zealand is not exempt to major security risks which could impinge on the economy and livelihood as a nation, NZ Tech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Comments (Comments)

Team Hodor wins New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge
Posted on 19-Jul-2016 19:18Tags News, Security

They came from across the country to take part in the third New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge last week at the University of Waikato, and Team Hodor walked away the winner. Comments (Comments)

University of Waikato hosts New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 19:15Tags News, Security

The 2016 New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge is on at the University of Waikato on 14 and 15 July and has attracted entrants from all over the country. Comments (Comments)

SMX launches new anti-phishing software to combat sophisticated email fraud attacks
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 19:02Tags News, Security

SMX Limited has launched new software enhancements to its SMX SmartRules software designed to protect against sophisticated email phishing fraud. Comments (Comments)

Kaspersky Lab exposes massive underground market selling over 70,000 hacked servers
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:34Tags News, Security

Researchers have investigated a global forum where cybercriminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as $6 each. Comments (Comments)

Unisys to expand global alliance with Microsoft on cloud security
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 18:39Tags News, Security

Companies plan to deliver newly-interoperable technology for public and private sectors, intend to develop new solutions to increase cyber security in the cloud. Comments (Comments)

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