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Under attack? These four things will mitigate most cyber breaches
Cyberattacks are a fact of life for Australian business, but they don't have to be - here are four ways to help stop most cyber breaches.
10 Mar 2016
Third-highest number of users clicking on malicious URLs goes to... Australia
Of late, ransomware threats have been specifically targeting Australian business and consumers, breaching security systems by appearing legitimate.
09 Mar 2016
The time for micro-segmentation is now
Corporate security strategies are failing so leaders must re-tool to face the latest cyber threats.
07 Mar 2016
Healthcare organisations buckle under pressure of cyber attacks
"The concurrence of technology advances and delays in technology updates creates a perfect storm for healthcare IT security."
02 Mar 2016
Ramping up NZ’s response to serious cyber threat
Significant New Zealand organisations are being subjected to serious cyber-attacks on a daily basis - our national response is about to be ramped up.
29 Feb 2016
New Android Trojan “Xbot” phishes credit cards and bank accounts, encrypts devices for ransom
We recently discovered 22 Android apps that belong to a new Trojan family we’re calling “Xbot”, which is already capable of many malicious behaviours.
23 Feb 2016
Electronic payment security now a key consideration for consumers
“The poll shows that choice and security are customers’ priorities when making electronic payments. Consumers want diversity in payment options."
16 Feb 2016
'Dangerous' email scam targets Australians
"The scam has increased in sophistication over time, using anti-virus defeating techniques and encryption, which makes it harder to stop the threat."
18 Dec 2015
New Backstab cyberattack targeting iOS devices
The BackStab attacks see cyber criminals use malware to remotely infiltrate computers, with iOS devices particularly vulnerable.
14 Dec 2015
Top 10 security threats for 2016
Check Point is anticipating the next wave of threats, hoping organisations can stay ahead of the evolving tactics of cybercriminals.
03 Dec 2015
Kiwi businesses blasé about cyber attacks
Kiwi businesses continue to believe they're not at risk from cyber attacks according to a new report, which shows many are unprepared.
13 Nov 2015
Rackspace ups its cloud security game
“Cyberattacks are the new normal for companies and represent one of the realities of doing business today.”
06 Oct 2015
Organisations unprepared for the greatest security risks, survey finds
Cyber attackers posing as legitimate insiders represent the greatest security risks to organisations, according to a new survey by CyberArk.
02 Oct 2015
Cloud Security Alliance establishes threat sharing scheme
Collaboration between vendors and businesses is a crucial part of ensuring attack reports are up-to-the-minute and provide specific info about threats
25 Sep 2015
SMX warns Kiwi companies of 'highly sophisticated' email scam
Attackers are even following up with telephone calls prior to, as well as during, these attacks to further embellish the hoax.
07 Sep 2015
Virtual infrastructure recovery costing businesses
"If there is not enough attention paid to security matters in the virtual environment, expenses may exceed the benefit.”
25 Aug 2015
Cyber attacks target tourist hot spots
SSL description was the most common type of attack at hot tourist destinations, while Android devices are more likely to be exposed than iOS.
24 Aug 2015
Malware and malicious apps increasing in NZ
Malware detections and the number of malicious app downloads by mobile device users in New Zealand increased in the second quarter of 2015.
19 Aug 2015
Data centres number one target of cyber criminals
Because data centres store an organisation’s most valuable and most visible assets, they are vulnerable to attack.
11 Aug 2015
ACSC: Australia under 'undeniable, unrelenting' cyber threat
Australian organisations face ‘undeniable, unrelenting’ cyber threats that continue to grow according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
29 Jul 2015
ESET: How your business can recover from a hack
Recent high-profile data breaches illustrate criminals’ insatiable appetite for data and financial reward.
28 Jul 2015
Five top security threats to data centres – and how to counter them
"To counter these threats, organisations need a solution that can lock down their data centres. Otherwise they risk significant damage."
16 Jul 2015
Kiwis: Are you as safe as you think you are online?
“Consumers need to be aware that their everyday activities on their mobile devices may lead to a new pathway for individuals to exploit their data."
21 May 2015
Cyberattack domino effect could cause widespread disruption
A new report reveals top execs fear not only serious disruption of their own operations, but the impact of cyber attacks on national infrastructure.
12 May 2015