Shannon Williams's stories
Increase in DDoS extortion campaigns and hit-and-run assaults
"The window between the disclosing and weaponising of new vulnerabilities is getting very slim."
90% of crypto enthusiasts expecting inflation to be a real problem
“As an asset in limited supply, fast growing cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be a strong inflation hedge against devaluing fiat currencies."
Fortinet expands security services to protect digital infrastructure
“As the digital attack surface expands with billions of edges that need to be protected, organisations are struggling to support an array of point security solutions and disparate services."
Global cyber attacks up as ransomware surges by 93%
Global cyber attacks have increased by 29% in the last six months, as hackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
SOLD: Dicker Data snaps up Exeed in landmark $68M deal
The deal will propel Dicker Data NZ to become the second largest IT distributor in the country, with estimated revenue of more than $500m for the combined entities.
Cost of a data breach hits record high during pandemic - IBM
Security incidents became more costly and harder to contain due to drastic operational shifts during the pandemic.
Olympic Broadcasting Services hosted in Alibaba cloud for the first time
"This is perhaps the biggest technological change in the broadcasting industry for more than half a century."
Risky business: Majority of workers take cybersecurity shortcuts despite knowing dangers
"Every organisation needs to establish security processes and work to ensure they resonate with employees."
Businesses struggling with proliferation of data - Dell Technologies
Research finds businesses need to improve data culture to realise value.
Security professionals unprepared for escalating software supply chain attacks
IT security professionals and developers aren’t completely confident in their ability to defend against another SolarWinds/Codecov-style supply chain attack.
Spark expands uncapped wireless broadband to another half-a-million New Zealanders
It brings uncapped connectivity to around 1.2 million New Zealand addresses across urban and rural areas.
Rise in hacking tool downloads as cybercrime becomes 'more organised than ever'
"The proliferation of pirated hacking tools and underground forums are allowing previously low-level actors to pose serious risks to enterprise security."
Migration to the cloud in full force - report
Organisations are moving to the cloud in big numbers in a bid to drive competitive strategies.
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
New malware strain targeting Mac users for only $49
A new malware strain has evolved to steal the information of MacOS users.
DXC Technology launches pay-per-use VMware cloud consumption model on AWS
A first-of-its-kind in Asia Pacific, the new service model is part of DXC's hybrid cloud and multi-cloud offering.
Tech support scams among top phishing attacks
These scams are specifically designed to trick unsuspecting consumers to share personal information or engage in behaviour that puts their privacy at risk.
Online dating users doxed as personal data exposed
"You might find the love of your life online but unfortunately, there are also bots and fraudsters looking for prey on dating platforms."online
Network Detection and Response / NDR
Sophos to boost adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem with network detection and response
"Businesses of all sizes often miscalculate their assets and attack surface, both on-premises and in the cloud."
Tech support scams remain a global threat - Microsoft
Tactics used by fraudsters to victimise users online have evolved over time, from pure cold calling to more sophisticated ploys.
Fatigued IT teams losing the war on phishing
"Enterprise IT pros must stay ahead not only of the attackers who are constantly crafting new attacks, but also of their own users."
Vertica update delivers on vision of unified analytics
"Truly unified analytics requires proven and mature security, true deployment choice, end-to-end machine learning in production, and no-compromise analytical performance for organisations to capitalise on this mega trend."
InterSystems named leader in multimodel data platforms
"Being named a leader in this Forrester Wave validates the role of the InterSystems' IRIS data platform in powering the applications and analytics behind today's digital organisations."
Nintex celebrates partner success in automation and digital transformation at Nintex Partner Awards
The awards acknowledge winners for their impact helping Nintex customers in every industry accelerate digital transformation and drive business outcomes.