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Cyber security is not enough: Think resilience
Westcon Imagine 2014 - The ability to understand modern attacks, and implement the right procedures and response strategies as a result, is an art which still requires perfection in business.
Is the age of the mega tech company drawing to a close?
With news out this week that HP is to split into two closely followed by a similar announcement from Symantec, it could be time to ponder whether or not mega-corporations still make sense in the technology business.
Symantec to split too
Symantec has followed HP's lead in announcing it too will split, forming two independent, publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other focused on information management.
Hacked Snapchat accounts use native chat feature to spread diet pill spam
A number of Snapchat users have reported receiving chat messages and photos from their friends promoting diet pill spam.
The never-ending security challenge... How do resellers stay on top?
In the constant battle to keep resellers out of customers' networks, how do resellers stay on top? Heather Wright talks to the experts about the future of security for resellers.
Symantec splashes out on swanky new Sydney office
"From a handful of employees at Birkenhead Point, Symantec now has eight offices, with more than 500 staff across Australia and New Zealand.
Symantec invites partners to BE ready…
Westcon Group New Zealand is inviting partners to BE ready to sell Symantec’s Backup Exec 2014 offerings, through a series of technical and sales sessions across the country this month.
Expanding Westcon NZ seeks quality over quantity...
For Managing Director Dave Rosenberg, quality over quantity is the key to channel success for Westcon Group New Zealand.
Sky's the limit as Westcon NZ launches new cloud services
"Westcon has now truly transformed part of our business and entered the world of ‘Digital Distribution’..."
Former HP / Oracle veteran secures Symantec VP role
"I am looking forward to leading the team, accelerating the company’s growth, and solidifying Symantec’s position as a market leader in Asia Pacific a
What iOS 8 means for iPhone and iPad security
Apple says iOS 8 is it's biggest iOS release ever, with a number of new features. Symantec's Candid Wueest outlines the new features – and an analysis of the security risk and how the features could potentially be exploited.
Parents in the dark over cyberbullying
Twice as many girls as boys are being bullied online according to a new study – but both sexes are being equally affected by cybercrime and/or negative online experiences.
Security software market beats global rise as Kiwis keep spending
"The consequent involvement of the business in security purchase decisions has both a positive and negative effect on software vendor revenue."
Symantec’s cloud storage foray falls flat on its face
"Symantec has made the decision to discontinue Norton Zone..."
Westcon wins big at Symantec 2014 Pacific Partner Awards...
"Our channel partners are the face of Symantec for many of our customers."
Apple under attack as hackers hold Kiwis to ransom...
Many users in Australia and New Zealand have had their Apple IDs compromised, according to reports on Apple’s support community and social networks.
More on me: Stuart Preston, Symantec
Being in the technology industry was always on the cards for Stuart Preston, Symantec’s New Zealand Business Manager.
Symantec: New era of ‘Mega Breaches’ signals bigger payouts for cyber criminals
After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cyber criminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber attacks in history.
Symantec leads Internet Explorer fight back
In response to the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer Zero Day vulnerability, Symantec has provided a script to mitigate against the attacks, posting the tool on its blog for people to download.
Symantec: Phishers pump out Heartbleed attacks
"Spammers and phishers are known to use trending news and popular topics to disguise their payloads."
Heartbleed Bug: What have we learned so far...?
It has been now five days since details emerged regarding the "Heartbleed" vulnerability in OpenSSL...
Symantec: 552 million identities exposed in 2013...
During 2013 cyber criminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber attacks in history, with 552 million identities exposed during the calendar year...
Windows XP shuts down for final time...
Microsoft’s decision to switch off all support for Windows XP today, some dozen years after it first made its entrance, is a momentous one.
Microsoft takes down Oracle to retain software top spot
"There is a shift in vendor rankings from 2013 at the top of the worldwide software market."