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Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Cryptomining attacks to gain prevalence in H2 2018 – WatchGuard report
The findings are based on data from tens of thousands of active Firebox UTM appliances around the world.
Spending on AI cybersecurity solutions to increase – GlobalData
While cybersecurity has now become a critical business function, it remains a non-core competence for a significant number of boards.
Three providers of unified endpoint management software named IDC innovators
Unified endpoint management (UEM) technologies provide management, configuration, and deployment capabilities to all end-user computing devices.
DNS amplification attacks rise twofold in Q1 - report
China and the US-dominated as the top two sources of DDoS attacks in Q1, contributing 15.2% and 14.2% of the botnets, respectively.
Phishing declines, but targets increase - report
For the second quarter in a row, Q1 saw a slight decrease of over 2% in overall phishing detections from Q4 of 2017.
IoT, chip processors emerging as new cyber battlegrounds – report
The number of types of ransomware variants in play increased by 101 percent in 2017, a report has found.
Why wearable device shipments slowed in Q1 2018
Growth for the market was far lower than the 18% year-over-year growth one year ago.
New Zealand’s mid-market in urgent need of transformation - MYOB
Medium-sized businesses around New Zealand are facing barriers to growth and it could seriously impact the NZ economy, an MYOB report finds.
Blockchain technology projects will be shelved from 2018 - GlobalData
While blockchain technology will have lost much of its gloss by 2025, it will have found its way into the heart of many key business processes.
New report details rising international investment in NZ tech companies
The annual investor guide is jointly published by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Technology Investment Network (TIN)
Tech businesses thriving in Auckland’s North Shore - report
TIN Regional Report results announced, with more regional reports to follow.
The VR/AR market could be worth $1.8 billion in 2018
Gaming remains the primary reason for sales of VR devices and this is unlikely to change over the next few years.
Why the cloud migration journey can be turbulent
A common challenge is having the wrong competencies in IT teams, compounded by inadequate budget to hire the specialists required to make the shift.
New report delves deep into cybercrime - and forecasts its future
Now in its tenth year, Trustwave has released its encyclopaedic report that details both current and future threats that are crucial to be aware of.
APAC Smart Cities spending to reach $28.3bil in 2018 - IDC
Key investments for Asia Pacific Smart Cities are in intelligent transportation, data-driven public safety, and resilient energy and infrastructure.
NZ businesses finally ready for cybersecurity upgrade
Kiwi businesses have cybersecurity high on the agenda but are unsure how to go about it, according to a report by Microsoft and Marsh.
Report: Enterprise server demand underwhelming for 4Q17
A report by Dell’Oro Group has shown that high memory costs contributed to a slower than expected Purley refresh cycle slowing sales in the quarter.
IDC NZ warns that the current fixed broadband market is unsustainable
IDC New Zealand has released a market report discussing the current and future state of the New Zealand fixed broadband market.
How can partners help SMBs avoid another $12.6m in ransoms?
Local SMBs paid $12.6m in ransoms last year, according to a report by Datto - a big opportunity for partners who can offer the right solutions.
Fintechs continuing to drive customer centricity - report
“Fintech firms are finding success with a customer-centric focus that fills in gaps left by traditional firms."
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
Forrester names Adobe leader in enterprise marketing and campaign management
Forrester included seven vendors in the report, evaluating each vendor across 40 criteria.
Smart city technology investment to reach US$80bil this year – IDC
Intelligent traffic and transit and fixed visual surveillance are the two largest use cases in terms of worldwide spending.