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Does your healthcare organisation need a security health check?
In the rush to move healthcare records to the cloud, there’s often an assumption that security comes automatically.
Even more tips for staying safe online: There's no such thing as too safe!
Most important is making sure your software is updated.
Cost of cybercrime for businesses to surpass $8 trillion over next five years
New insights from Juniper Research have predicted a rather dire future for modern businesses in the constant war against cybercrime.
ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach
Vodafone and Spark are among the ISPs. Their policy is to use the access for troubleshooting, but it still raises red flags.
The need for internet security on your devices
At home or at work, on a mobile device or on a network, Trend Micro covers all aspects of cybersecurity.
New Zealand businesses still sluggish in cyber insurance takeup
“Sophisticated cyber insurers are conscientious around understanding accumulations for various cyber disaster scenarios."
Digital Shadows on Wannacry: An analysis of competing hypotheses
Who was behind the WannaCry attacks? Digital Shadows forms a few hypotheses and puts them to the test.
Check Point takes Critical Infrastructure Roadshow to NZ's main centres
Check Point’s Critical Infrastructure Roadshow brought together a dedicated of security partners to discuss problems, infrastructure & alliances.
Pirates of the Caribbean film held ransom by, well.. pirates
The hackers have demanded an enormous undisclosed amount of money be paid in Bitcoin. Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the FBI.
Exclusive viewpoint: Self-propagating ransomware hits U.K & 90+ other countries
The infections spread quickly, reportedly hitting as many as 100 countries, with Russian systems affected more than others. What was going on?
How to protect your organisation from WannaCry ransomware
We found that the ransomware does not have any truly novel tricks up its sleeve. It is standard ransomware.
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia
The do's and don’ts of responding to ransomware
A smart incident response strategy for ransomware can help prevent significant loss and business downtime.
Malwarebytes creates new VP roles to steer marketing growth
Malwarebytes has filled two brand new roles in marketing and growth as the company makes headway in the global security space.
Cyber attacks on govt double; IoT becomes threat and source of attack
Cyberattacks on govt doubled last year, tying the sector with finance as the most targeted market, while IoT is becoming both a source - and a target.
Avast joins watchdog ranks as No More Ransom partner
Avast is one of the latest security providers to join the No More Ransom campaign, alongside law enforcement agencies and the private security sector.
Menlo Security's global team walks away with two Stevie awards
"Menlo Security is a hot security start-up that is going places, and I'm thrilled to be part of a winning team that constantly innovates."
What makes Locky and Cerber ransomware so good - and what about CradleCore?
Locky, Cerber and... CradleCore? What makes these three ransomware strains so pervasive?
Carbon Black beefs up solution to lock down data center servers
Carbon Black is on a mission to lock down data center servers, at a time when server breaches are amongst the most common cyber attacks.
Google committed to keeping ransomware away from Android
Google says that since 2015, fewer than 0.00001% of apps on the Google Play store and less than .01% of apps elsewhere were ransomware.
What makes the Cerber ransomware so agile?
The Cerber ransomware has been one of the most nimble, varied and dominant malware strains on the market — almost neck-and-neck with Locky.
Hungry ‘Fatboy’ ransomware uses Big Mac Index to geotarget ransom demands
The Fatboy ransomware is able to use the Big Mac Index, created in 1986, to determine the cost of living for a particular geographic location.
Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches
Internet users still trust global email providers like Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook but don’t know quite as much about privacy-focused services.