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Kordia poaches new GM from NZ gov spy agency
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
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Kordia appoints Hamish Beaton as GM of Cyber Security Advisory, overseeing a team of skilled consultants providing advisory services to clients.
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Backing up your business is about more than preventing data loss
Thu, 24th Mar 2022
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Backups are a crucial part of doing business - typically most crucial directly after the realisation that one wasn't done properly.
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AURA launch first Crime Trend Report, aims to gain insight in South Africa
Tue, 8th Feb 2022
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On-demand emergency services marketplace AURA has launched a report into South Africa’s high crime rate and what can be done to lower it.
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More than half of Kiwi businesses fell victim to cyber-attacks this year
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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More than half (55%) of New Zealand businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last year, according to new research.
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Employers overestimate staff cyber smarts
Tue, 9th Mar 2021
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New research reveals a divide between employees and IT decision makers on cyber security, with staff not as secure as believed.
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Research: NZ easy-pickings for cyber-criminals
Tue, 17th Nov 2020
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One in ten businesses would be willing to pay $50,000-plus to retrieve ransomed data and half aren’t aware of the incoming data privacy laws.
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Interview: Aura GM on security implications for enterprise during and post-pandemic
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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COVID-19 triggers surge in cyber attacks as remote work exposes security gaps, reveals Aura GM.
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Study: Business has never been better for cybercriminals
Tue, 26th Nov 2019
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Cyber-attacks surge in NZ, with over a third of businesses hit & 42% bracing for future breaches.
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Aura InfoSec grows Wellington team
Mon, 14th Oct 2019
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Christo Gouws joins Aura as a top security consultant, boosting their cyber defence prowess with his expertise.
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Cybersecurity is a growth accelerator, not a handbrake - experts
Mon, 5th Aug 2019
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Cybersecurity fuels business growth, not stifles it, say Australian security experts at Sydney panel.
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Aura Infosec discovers major Mozilla Firefox vulnerability
Wed, 10th Apr 2019
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Alex Nikolova made the discovery while conducting a research project on the same-origin policy of various web browsers.
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Businesses worried but complacent about cyber attacks - Aura Infosec
Mon, 14th Jan 2019
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40% of businesses say their employees receive between one and five phishing or ransomware attacks every quarter.
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GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
Thu, 15th Nov 2018
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The GCSB CORTEX cyber defence project won at the 2018 iSANZ Awards. The service detects cyber threats for New Zealand's significant organisations.
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Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
Mon, 12th Nov 2018
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The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
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NZ being targeted for cyber attacks – study
Thu, 8th Nov 2018
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The survey polled more than 230 IT decision makers in businesses with 20 or more employees across New Zealand.
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Aus businesses see themselves as prime targets for cyber attacks
Wed, 7th Nov 2018
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Aussie businesses fear being cyber attack targets, doubt breach prevention strength, survey by Aura reveals.
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Exclusive: Aura on designing a secure IT infrastructure
Mon, 17th Sep 2018
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Cybersecurity still an afterthought in Aussie firms, despite high risks of cyber attacks, warns expert.
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Six steps to boosting your security posture this EOFY
Tue, 26th Jun 2018
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By following these six key steps, organisations can better protect themselves and ensure their underlying IT infrastructure is as secure as possible.
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Aura InfoSec appoints former South African 'ethical hacker'
Wed, 6th Jun 2018
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South African cybersecurity expert and ‘ethical hacking’ leader Frans Lategan will bring a ‘goldmine' of experience to his role.
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Privacy Week interview: Aura Information Security's Peter Bailey
Wed, 9th May 2018
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I spoke to Aura’s general manager Peter Bailey to get his take on Privacy Week, data security, and why privacy is everyone's responsibility.
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Aura Information Security’s password tips for World Password Day
Thu, 3rd May 2018
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What’s in a password? A lot, actually. Your passwords are the gateway to you and your company’s most important documents and assets.
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Aura Information Security appoints new Australian territory sales manager
Fri, 20th Apr 2018
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Aura appoints Lisa Burgess to boost Aus cybersecurity strategy.
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Mayday calls & drones: Ten things we bet you didn’t know about Kordia
Sat, 14th Apr 2018
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Kordia: NZ's broadcast pioneer is now a telecom and IoT trailblazer, crucial to marine safety.
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Aura InfoSec & University of Waikato seek talent for new Aura Professor of Cyber Security role
Wed, 7th Mar 2018
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The new Aura Professor of Cyber Security will focus on risk assessment research and delivery, particularly in penetration testing.