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MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted on 16-Oct-2019 10:28 News, Security

A Spark subsidiary, MATTR MATTR CoLab Incubator to accelerate the development of decentralised identity technologies and solutions.

Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted on 21-Aug-2019 16:46 News, Security

A unique dual-connector functionality makes the YubiKey 5Ci the perfect solution for consumers or enterprises looking for strong hardware-backed authentication across iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows devices.

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:47 News, Security

Few people these days fall for unsolicited emails from Nigerian princes offering juicy commission to transfer funds from a multimillion-dollar inheritance. But still plenty of Kiwis are being sucked in by a rising number of email phishing scams.

Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted on 9-Aug-2019 16:43 News, Security

Prior to closing the company will continue to manage the Enterprise Security business, while working with Broadcom to plan for a smooth transition. At close, Broadcom will assume the Enterprise Security assets, including the Symantec name as part of their broad infrastructure software portfolio. Afterwards the company will continue to operate their Consumer Cyber Safety business. A company name was not announced.

Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 16:55 News, Security

Almost 300 million extortion scam emails were blocked by Symantec in the first five months of 2019.

Trend Micro study reveals criminal abuses of Twitter
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 16:51 News, Security

Trend Micro Incorporated has announced a new study revealing how cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control (C&C) operations and data exfiltration.

Ministers attend international security meeting
Posted on 30-Jul-2019 16:49 News, Security

Ministers Andrew Little and David Parker have started three days of international talks in London, focused on cyber and online threats, and border and international security issues.

Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted on 18-Jul-2019 08:36 News, Security

Sprint introduces the world's first connected, secured payment card, enabled by its Curiosity IoT for connectivity, remote device management and data intelligence.

Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted on 17-Jul-2019 21:48 News, Security

New solution enforces consistent security and data protection policies across web, cloud, and email.

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted on 12-Jul-2019 21:34 News, Security

Organised by the University's CROW lab, the annual event sees teams and individuals from around the country compete in a series of tasks, from hacking devices to solving security puzzles and defending servers.

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted on 19-Jun-2019 17:09 News, Security

New research from Unisys Corporation, conducted before and after the attacks on two Christchurch mosques on 15 March reveals that before the attacks New Zealanders had the lowest level of concern about criminal attacks at large events of 13 countries surveyed and ranked war or terrorism as only seventh out of eight types of security concerns.

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted on 5-Jun-2019 13:24 News, Security

The mobile security solution enables customers to turn any public hotspot into a secure WiFi network via Virtual Private Network (VPN) so they can shop, bank and use social media securely anywhere they go.

Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted on 14-May-2019 20:23 News, Security

Pink Shirt Day is around the corner, on Friday 17 May, encouraging everyone to speak out against bullying. Bullying increasingly happens online.

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted on 24-Apr-2019 12:13 News, Security

New Zealand and France announced today that the two nations will bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism, in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand.

Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted on 10-Apr-2019 21:07 News, Security

Unisys Asia Pacific Banking Insights study show that New Zealanders trust banks more than twice as much as the government with their personal data.

New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted on 10-Apr-2019 20:59 News, Security

Specialist insurance provider Delta Insurance has partnered with global security leader DynaRisk to deliver a cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses and their employees and customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report shows people willing to trade privacy for convenience
Posted on 28-Mar-2019 18:14 News, Security

Majority of New Zealanders accept certain risks to their online privacy in exchange for convenience and many are willing to sell or give away certain personal information, such as their location and internet search history, to companies.

D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted on 7-Mar-2019 11:09 News, Security

D-Link ANZ has launched its new D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-2680), an all-in-one solution powered by McAfee and Intel's connected home technology.

Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted on 28-Feb-2019 10:14 News, Security

Annual ISTR provides an overview of the threat landscape, including insights into global threat activity, cyber criminal trends, and motivations for attackers.

Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted on 28-Feb-2019 09:27 News, Security

Shifts in attacks that consumers should be aware of are Internet of Things (IoT) security incidents including router-based attacks and the rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining.

Yubikey 5 review
Posted on 18-Feb-2019 15:34 Reviews, Security, by M Freitas

Managing ones access to services in general (online and offline) is something everyone does in their lives but not many consider the implications around chosing weak passwords, the problems of reusing passwords, the lack of security by design in some services and so on. Yubikey devices (and second factor authentication in general) can enhance security online, if used right.

New Ring Stick Up Cams available in New Zealand
Posted on 23-Jan-2019 20:54 News, Security

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery feature motion detection, 1080p full HD resolution, night vision, two-way talk, a siren, and a wide viewing angle.

Kiwis care about cybersecurity, but not enough to protect themselves
Posted on 6-Dec-2018 14:09 News, Security

A study by Trend Micro has shown that digital natives are relaxed when it comes to personal information security and privacy.

Symantec unveils neural network to protect critical infrastructure
Posted on 6-Dec-2018 14:04 News, Security

Symantec Industrial Control System Protection Neural to defend against USB-borne malware, network intrusion and zero-day attacks on operational technology.

Arlo announces breakthrough 4K HDR wire-free security camera system
Posted on 5-Dec-2018 14:41 News, Security

Arlo Ultra delivers next-generation level of protection with 4K Ultra HD resolution, integrated spotlight with colour night vision, 180-degree viewing angle, and dual, noise-canceling microphones.


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