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How finance leaders can drive growth and avoid risk
“The CFO and finance team are crucial to an organisation’s success."
07 May 2019
‘Blockchain bandits’ brute-forcing weak Ethereum private keys
Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) has found that poorly implemented private key generation is facilitating the theft of cryptocurrency.
30 Apr 2019
$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
" This is an issue that isn’t going away. More needs to be done or we will continue to see large numbers of New Zealanders suffering financial and psychological harm,” says Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker.
03 Apr 2019
Nuance biometrics fight back against fraud
Nuance Communications has crunched the numbers and discovered that it has prevented more than US$1 billion worth of fraud from being passed on to users of its Nuance Security Suite.
25 Mar 2019
CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
12 Mar 2019
The three new fronts in the fight against fraud
Along with greater speed comes new fronts in the fight against fraud. Here are three trends to watch as financial institutions balance speed and security.
25 Feb 2019
OneSpan uses AI to tackle financial account fraud
Its new solution uses machine learning to protect online and mobile channels, as well as meet compliance requirements for transactional risk analysis
13 Feb 2019
Huawei continues to plead innocent despite serious criminal charges
“We are bringing criminal charges against telecommunications giant Huawei and its associates for nearly two dozen alleged crimes."
30 Jan 2019
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
18 Dec 2018
Protecting organisations against internal fraud
Most companies tend to take a basic approach that focuses on numbers and compliance, without much room for grey areas or negotiation.
11 Dec 2018
Microsoft comments on recent tech support scam crackdowns
Despite the crackdowns, Microsoft warns that these scams persist and target everyone, no matter their age or location.
30 Nov 2018
Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
14 Nov 2018
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.
14 Nov 2018
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
13 Nov 2018
How can Australian merchants turn the tide on CNP fraud?
An staggering $476 million has been lost to fraud by Australian merchants over the last 12 months, thanks to the deployment of more innovative fraud methods by criminals.
02 Oct 2018
ACCC issues warning about new twist on remote access scams
The ACCC has issued another warning to Australians to be wary of scam tactics, as victims continue to lose large sums of money.
28 Aug 2018
Dixons Carphone data breach toll rises to 10m customers
The company admits that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed during the 2017 breach.
01 Aug 2018
Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.
24 Jul 2018
Why a cybersecurity awareness week is just not enough
From personal privacy to online scams, it seems almost every IT security-related issue now has its very own awareness week.
24 Jul 2018
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
19 Jul 2018
Four identity proofing vendors named as 'IDC Innovators'
To qualify as an innovator, vendors must have under $100 million in revenue at the time of the selection.
26 Jun 2018
Kiwi partnership keeping a 'vigilant' eye on fraudsters
"While some systems claim to be using artificial intelligence to analyse transactions, this is the most sophisticated tool available in New Zealand."
26 Jun 2018
Why Australian businesses should add cybersecurity to the end of financial year checklist
Australian organisations should be looking at their ICT security as part of their planning process for the new financial year.
20 Jun 2018
Online fraud prevention firm eyes APAC, EMEA markets
Emailage delivers online fraud mitigation and email risk assessment technologies and says ecommerce fraud is a growing problem around the world.
20 Jun 2018