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CyberHawk: Your protection against a new generation of hackers
The odds that your organisation’s security will be compromised are very high. So why not protect yours with the eyes of a hawk?
Three key security hotspots to consider for your 2018 budget
When budgeting for the 2018 financial year, businesses should look to strengthen cybersecurity defenses in policies, infrastructure & training.
It's time for MacRansom: New ransomware goes after MacOS
Fortinet has warned of a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) that is making its home on a webportal hosted on the TOR network.
Six practical steps you can take to avoid being hit by another WannaCry
You don’t hand the keys to the car, the liquor cabinet & the gun rack to a 16 year old. If all users have blanket local admin access it's just as bad.
Fortinet: Cybercrime ditches regional targets & goes for global 'element of surprise'
According to Fortinet's Global Threat Landscape Report, attackers are always looking for 'the element of surprise'.
How education can avoid being the next hacking target
Article from security experts Sedara looking at the unique security threats the education sector's IT face.
WatchGuard finds Australians not sure how to deal with ransomware
“Whether you want to contemplate another WannaCry scenario or not, it’s only a matter of time before ransomworms begin to wreak havoc."
Botnets are being overshadowed by ransomware - in the media, at least
Botnets not only harm the owners of infected computers, but others too – they can send out spam, distributing a range of scams or even ransomware.
Japanese teenager caught making and sharing ransomware
A Japanese teenager has been caught for creating and distributing a ransomware campaign.
Here's why WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg
Much ink is still being expended trying to determine who was responsible for WannaCry and what their motives were. But there's a bigger lesson here.
WannaCry, IoT and you: Securing your customers in an unsafe world
Ingram Micro’s Andrew Khan explains how ransomware like WannaCry can be mitigated by the 3As: Automation, analytics and artificial intelligence.
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