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IBM delivers Watson for Cyber Security
Posted on 14-Feb-2017 12:43Tags News, Security

According to IBM research, security teams sift through more than 200,000 security events per day on average, leading to over 20,000 hours per year wasted chasing false positives. The need to introduce cognitive technologies into security operations centers will be critical to keep up with the anticipated doubling of security incidents over the next five years and increased regulation globally. Comments (Comments)

Unisys appoints Aquion as first Unisys Stealth Security Software VAR in New Zealand and Australia
Posted on 9-Feb-2017 10:46Tags News, Security

New channel partner to broaden market for Unisys Stealth software to help organisations deal with growing cybersecurity threats. Comments (Comments)

Malwarebytes releases Global State of Malware Report
Posted on 1-Feb-2017 08:00Tags News, Security

The findings, presented in the Malwarebytes State of Malware Report, illustrate a significant shift in cybercriminal attack and malware methodology from previous years. Ransomware, ad fraud and botnets, the subject of so much unjustified hype over previous years, surged to measurable prominence in 2016 and evolved immensely. Cybercriminals migrated to these methodologies en masse, impacting nearly anyone and everyone. Comments (Comments)

Unisys launches advanced cyber resilience service
Posted on 31-Jan-2017 17:24Tags News, Security

Resilience testing and planning service uses wargaming methodologies to identify threats, develop countermeasures, build long-term response plans and organise and train team members for continuous operations. Comments (Comments)

Norton Research: parents worry about online bullying
Posted on 24-Jan-2017 16:32Tags News, Security

Norton by Symantec has released findings from the 2016 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report: Family Edition, which sheds light on New Zealand parents' perceptions of cyberbullying and the preventative measures they are putting in place to protect their children. Comments (Comments)

Norton enters consumer router market with Norton Core
Posted on 4-Jan-2017 09:38Tags News, Security

New high-performance Wi-Fi router, built to secure home networks and IoT devices, will come bundled with subscription to Norton Security service. Comments (Comments)

Norton Security Premium released with added protection and performance features
Posted on 19-Dec-2016 21:33Tags News, Security

Norton by Symantec has released the latest features of Norton Security Premium in New Zealand and Australia, boosting its protection and performance levels for consumers. Comments (Comments)

Vocus enters business security solutions segment
Posted on 8-Dec-2016 19:52Tags News, Security

The importance of protecting business information as cyber-attacks continue to escalate has seen leading telco Vocus Communications launch new products to help businesses protect against cyber threats and limit any downtime with a cloud based data backup service. Comments (Comments)

True Key by Intel Security adopts Windows Hello
Posted on 7-Dec-2016 20:36Tags News, Security

Integration allows True Key extension to leverage the power of Windows Hello's secure authentication factors to provide a more secure long in and authentication experience with new browser support for Microsoft Edge. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and Netsafe issue fresh warning about scammers
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 19:21Tags News, Security

Microsoft New Zealand and Netsafe are today renewing their call for New Zealand internet users to be aware of a fresh wave of scammers who are targeting this country with warnings about fake viruses on their computers. Comments (Comments)

31c0n draws top international cyber security experts to conference
Posted on 2-Dec-2016 17:12Tags News, Security

Peter Gutmann, Computer Scientist at the University of Auckland, will deliver the keynote while other speakers confirmed to date for the inaugural 31c0n event include Bryan K. Fite (UK), Rodrigo Branco (Brazil) and Craig Smith (USA). Comments (Comments)

Netsafe now in charge of investigating complaints about harm caused through digital communications
Posted on 21-Nov-2016 16:05Tags News, Security

Justice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Comments (Comments)

Cyber Security Skills Taskforce established
Posted on 8-Nov-2016 10:30Tags News, Security

Communications Minister Amy Adams has today announced the establishment of a Cyber Security Skills Taskforce to address the shortage of cyber professionals in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Symantec unveils new endpoint security software
Posted on 1-Nov-2016 20:38Tags News, Security

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 provides multi-layered protection including advanced machine learning and response capabilities. Comments (Comments)

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)


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