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2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted on 7-Dec-2017 14:55Tags Articles, Security, by Mark Shaw, Technology Strategist, Symantec

This past year, cyber criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defences. In 2018, we expect the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks. Comments (Comments)

Fake news and cyber security
Posted on 7-Dec-2017 09:27Tags Articles, Security, by Donovan Jackson

Why thinking clearly about security is so hard. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted on 5-Dec-2017 20:27Tags News, Security

Dimension Data New Zealand has strengthened its Cybersecurity Practice in response to the growing demand from clients and the ever-changing nature of cybersecurity threats. Comments (Comments)

Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted on 5-Dec-2017 20:13Tags News, Security

Business leaders are not taking cyber security seriously enough, said cyber security expert Dr Ryan Ko, and that poses a significant risk to their companies' reputations. Comments (Comments)

Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted on 9-Nov-2017 10:49Tags News, Security

The AMBER Alerts system assists by quickly notifying the public, through as many channels as possible, when a child or young person is missing and is at immediate risk of harm. Comments (Comments)

Symantec Introduces Endpoint Security for the Cloud Generation
Posted on 29-Oct-2017 16:06Tags News, Security

Symantec has announced an advanced and fully-featured endpoint solution, bringing together deception technology, Mobile Threat Defense, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Hardening and intensive protection through advanced machine learning. Comments (Comments)

Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted on 12-Oct-2017 15:39Tags News, Security

Intel Saffron Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Advisor uses explainable AI to enhance decision-making for investigators and analysts. Associative memory AI finds and explains multidimensional patterns so that investigators and analysts can explore emerging trends across a bank's or insurer's data. Comments (Comments)

The Cloud is Getting Darker
Posted on 5-Oct-2017 20:47Tags Articles, Security, by Symantec

We are living in a cloud generation powered by a fundamental shift in the way enterprises, employees and customers use technology. The traditional corporate security perimeter is being transformed by the dominance of hybrid IT infrastructure, growth in personally owned devices, ubiquitous high-speed internet and cloud-based computing platforms.  Comments (Comments)

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted on 21-Sep-2017 15:33Tags News, Security

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 15 integrates with tagging, encryption and access management to secure regulated and sensitive data wherever it goes. Comments (Comments)

Norton WiFi Privacy review
Posted on 7-Sep-2017 16:34Tags Reviews, Security, by M Freitas

What you can't see won't hurt. Or will it? Keep prying eyes out of your communications with Norton's latest offer. Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted on 21-Aug-2017 18:38Tags News, Security

Trend Micro Home Network Security protects and manages all connected devices at home and helps kids stay safe online. Comments (Comments)

Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted on 17-Aug-2017 17:07Tags News, Security

Samsung Australia and Brightstar are partnering together to provide a wide suite of Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions using the Samsung Knox platform, including Knox Customisation and Knox Workspace, that offers a simple, secure, purpose-built and productivity mobile tool. Comments (Comments)

DigiCert to acquire Symantec Website Security Business and related PKI solutions
Posted on 3-Aug-2017 15:02Tags News, Security

Symantec will receive approximately $950 million in upfront cash proceeds and approximately a 30 percent stake in the common stock equity of the DigiCert business at the closing of the transaction. Comments (Comments)

Endace announces EndaceFabric for network-wide packet recording
Posted on 20-Jul-2017 20:49Tags News, Security

Scalable, centrally-managed fabric of Network Recorders gives NOC and SOC teams quick access to network history, and accelerates network security and performance investigations. Comments (Comments)

Security concerns reach new peak, Unisys Security Index
Posted on 27-Jun-2017 14:11Tags News, Security

Identity theft, credit card fraud and natural disasters are top concerns for Kiwis. Comments (Comments)

VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted on 22-Jun-2017 19:05Tags News, Security

VMware NSX enables new levels of security, IT automation and application continuity to government organisations. Comments (Comments)

Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted on 20-Jun-2017 20:51Tags News, Security

New Zealand security company discovers zero day vulnerabilities in Microsoft browsers. Comments (Comments)

Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted on 17-May-2017 12:41Tags News, Security

Real-time sharing of threat intelligence between endpoint and network systems, as well as machine learning technologies, helped ensure endpoint customers were fully protected. Comments (Comments)

Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted on 15-May-2017 10:11Tags News, Security

Security company Symantec says a number of organisations globally have been affected, the majority of which are in Europe. While this malware slowed down during the weekend, a new variant seems to be already out there. NZTech warns against running unpatched, outdated operating systems. Comments (Comments)

New caller location system for mobile 111 calls
Posted on 10-May-2017 18:29Tags News, Security

Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, has announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve public safety and help save lives. Comments (Comments)

CERT NZ launches and joins global security network
Posted on 11-Apr-2017 15:33Tags News, Security

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. Comments (Comments)

Wynyard changes hands
Posted on 9-Apr-2017 22:26Tags News, Security

Luxembourg-based investment company, Boundary Holding SARL SPF, has completed the acquisition of Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics software from the New Zealand-based software firm, Wynyard (NZ) Limited. Comments (Comments)

McAfee now a standalone company
Posted on 4-Apr-2017 18:17Tags News, Security

The launch of McAfee marks the closing of the previously announced investment by TPG and Intel Corporation (INTC) to establish a pure-play cybersecurity company with access to significant capital, operational and technology resources. Comments (Comments)

Students urged to tap into cybersecurity market
Posted on 3-Apr-2017 19:12Tags News, Security

The career options for students who want to combat cybercrime are expanding so rapidly into fields like law, research, teaching and insurance that a leading Hamilton based cyber security research centre is urging secondary school students to get serious about tapping into this exciting job market. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi small- and medium-sized businesses lucrative targets for cybercriminals
Posted on 9-Mar-2017 06:00Tags News, Security

Norton SMB Cyber Security Survey reveals SMBs lose approx. $19,000 for each cyber attack. Comments (Comments)


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