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NEC announces partnership with Cisco amid increasing cyber threats
Both NEC and Cisco aim to begin rolling out network equipment from fiscal 2020.
DDoS attacks almost doubled in the last year - Kaspersky
According to a Kaspersky report, Sundays are becoming an increasingly popular day to attack.
Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
DNA Connect signs on as nCipher’s newest A/NZ distributor
Rapid multi-cloud and IoT adoption drives deployment of data protection solutions.
Any internet user can order cyber attack for less than $20 - study
The study examines the effects of DDoS attacks and those of the countermeasures taken against them.
Revealed: Best practices for embedded systems in a world of cyber attacks
By regularly updating an embedded system, manufacturers can keep their products secure.
Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
15,000 companies still critically vulnerable from Citrix security flaws - report
Positive Technologies reports 1 in 5 companies affected have not taken any action to address the threat.
Business enthusiasm for emerging tech clashes with cybersecurity woes - CompTIA
The report also finds spending on hardware, software, services and telecom is projected to reach almost $5.2tn globally.
Xfinity left vulnerable to serious security threats - Swascan
Swascan found several gaps in Xfinity's data security which left them vulnerable to attacks.
Antivirus would have saved these businesses $71 billion in 2019
Malware threats represent huge financial costs for businesses.
Data is dispersed in the cloud beyond most enterprise control - McAfee
Thousands of data loss incidents occur every month in the cloud, leaving most at risk of sensitive data loss or regulatory non-compliance.
Huge growth in malware connected to popular musicians - Kaspersky
Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware.
Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
Parents unsure how to approach 'the dangers of the digital world'
A new report finds that Australian parents are aware of digital threats, but they lack confidence when it comes to knowing how to deal with safety.
It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
ESET: Ignoring human element in cyber safety a mistake
"We believe that when employees are aware of their potential blindspots, they are naturally more invested and better prepared to be wary of things that may not seem quite right."
$444 million: The devastating cost of cyberbullying in NZ
Can you put a dollar figure on the damage cyberbullying causes New Zealanders? One economist says that cost is around $444 million every year.
AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers
“40% of New Zealand parents don’t think they can keep themselves safe online.”
Six simple tips to staying safe online
Companies often think they’re too small or insignificant to be a target for cybercriminals but every business is a potential target.
How to mitigate cyber risks while travelling
Over the past year, compromises of payment card data, network intrusions, and cyberattacks using hotel Wi-Fi have plagued the hospitality industry.
Making your security strategy work for your organisation’s size
An effective SOC will stop an attack before it starts.
Encouraging digital citizenship is a step into the future
Digital citizen are people who understand the rights and responsibilities of inhabiting cyberspace. You may understand; what about your students?