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Kiwi company DEFEND achieves world first with Microsoft
With the achievement of the Cloud Security Advanced Specialisation, which recognises capability and expertise with Azure Security services, DEFEND is the first company in the world to achieve all four Microsoft Advanced Specialisations.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Exabeam?
Exabeam is cybersecurity and analytics solution provider, specialising in threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR).
Google says NZ's lack of cybersecurity knowledge is putting users at risk
Kiwis lost $5.23 million in the three months from 1 April to 30 June 2021.
91% of industrial companies open to cyber attacks
"The level of cybersecurity at most industrial companies is too low for comfort."
The importance of patching - ransomware attackers gain access in under a minute
According to Sophos threat researchers, Conti ransomware is currently incredibly active due to the dissolution of DarkSide, REvil and Avaddon.
The growing cybersecurity menace that is Droppers-as-a-Service
Droppers for hire are delivering bundles of malicious content to targets looking for cracked versions of popular business and consumer applications.
Kaspersky researchers reveal QakBot, a powerful banking Trojan
“QakBot is unlikely to stop its activity anytime soon. This malware continuously receives updates and the threat actors behind it keep adding new capabilities and updating its modules."
WhatsApp security vulnerability could have exploited two billions users
The vulnerability was rooted in WhatsApp’s image filter function.
APAC top target for network DDoS attacks - report
This is likely due to the region's acceleration of DevOps programs and practices during COVID.
80% of better performing companies more willing to collaborate with competitors
A new study reveals a sharp divide in the digital strategies of better-performing companies (leaders) versus followers.
Widespread internet outages affect users across NZ
Internet infrastructure provider Vocus has confirmed it was hit with a DDoS attack which took its internet down for about an hour today, affecting people across the country.
Bad bots make up 40% of all traffic - the increase of automated attacks
Barracuda has released key findings into bad bots and the ways automated attacks are evolving.
Threefold increase in targeted ransomware attacks in 2021
"It is crucial for organisations to be proactive about their resilience."
Check Point acquires cloud email and collaboration security firm
Organisations can modernise legacy solutions with email security as-a-service and protect cloud email and collaboration suites from sophisticated attacks.
What makes a security analyst successful? Investigative thinking
Empowering humans to engage in critical thinking is vital to efficient detection and response, writes ThreatQuotient APJC regional director Anthony Stitt.
Hybrid work is here to stay but security concerns are high - report
Survey of 1,500 business leaders and 1,500 general employees from 10 countries to better understand how companies are preparing for new hybrid workplaces.
IronNet and LGL complete merger, look to bring cyber defence to global market
“We are excited to complete this business combination, which will position IronNet to truly transform and scale cyber defence for more organisations around the world."
Why strengthening information security is essential for every successful cloud service provider
Through increased visibility into potential information security risks, ISO/IEC 27001 helps to protect your business, your reputation and adds value.
Microsoft partners with KPMG New Zealand - building on global $5 billion alliance
Microsoft New Zealand has announced a local partnership with KPMG New Zealand, boosting innovation and digital transformation.
More than 13 million malware events targeted Linux-based cloud environments in first half 2021
Trend Micro has released new research on the state of Linux security in the first half of 2021.
The promise and peril of the cloud: why a people-centric approach is vital
Two-thirds of Australian CISOs see cloud account compromise as the most significant risk to their organisation in the next year.
Best city for cybersecurity jobs revealed
Cyber specialists are in hot demand and it doesn't look like the demand is in any way faltering.
Google and Microsoft pledge $30 billion to fight cyber crime
“The reality is most of our critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, and the federal government cannot meet this challenge alone."
Orca Tech scores exclusive A/NZ distie rights to Zscaler's zero-trust security offering
“We look forward to providing Zscaler with an introduction to an expansive group of partners and enabling the rapid onboarding of partners with expert training and knowledge."