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Cybersecurity
StackHawk launches deeper API security test coverage
This week
Expansion of test coverage includes custom scan discovery, custom test scripts and custom test data for REST APIs.
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Springboard
Springboard, Cataleya to offer switching infrastructure solutions
This week
The partnership bundles Springboard's business intelligence platform with Cataleya's switching solutions to rapidly transform voice and messaging.
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Cybersecurity
Macroeconomic headwinds driving security up priority list
This week
Current macroeconomic headwinds are driving security up enterprise’s priority list and reshaping the hardware Security Module market.
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Ransomware
Commvault unveils early warning system, Metallic ThreatWise
This week
A first among data protection vendors, the new cyber deception service detects and contains ransomware threats.
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Customer experience
Loyalty, pricing and service are D2Cs biggest shortfalls
This week
There is a key gap between brand manufacturer drivers for D2C deployment and their executional shortfalls, a new report reveals.
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Telecommunications
Poor mobile coverage most prominent issue for telco services
This week
While overall complaint numbers declined significantly in the period, the proportion of mobile complaints increased to 39.7% of all complaints.
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Cybersecurity
Aqua Security solution to stop software supply chain attacks
This week
Development and security teams can now proactively address the most critical software supply chain risks from code through runtime.
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Cybersecurity
Confidence in security challenges of hybrid work improving
This week
84% of IT professionals have some degree of confidence in their user access security systems to enable remote work securely and easily, up from 56% in 2021.
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Cloud
Only 4% of Aussie tech workers have significant cloud-related skills
This week
“Organisations must dedicate resources and time to ensure their technologists are up to the task of cloud transformation."
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Cybersecurity
Cloud security greatest concern for Australian IT leaders
This week
Despite increased investment and C-suite attention, most organisations are less than fully prepared to address major threats.
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Digital Transformation
NEXTDC opens $1b+ next gen sovereign data centre in Sydney
This week
Australian data centre as a service provider has officially opened S3, its largest Sydney development to date. 
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Cryptocurrency
Crypto giveaway scams continue to soar, according to report
This week
There's been a fivefold increase in the number of domains used for crypto giveaway scams that involve fake YouTube streams in the first half of 2022. 
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ServiceNow
Fujitsu Aotearoa NZ offers Te Reo Māori translation on ServiceNow
This week
Fujitsu Aotearoa New Zealand has introduced the Te Reo Māori language on digital workflow platform ServiceNow.
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Network Security
20/20 visibility key to improving network security
This week
IT leaders around the world share a ubiquitous appetite for greater network visibility, according to a new study from Infoblox.
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Partnerships
Concentric AI, Snowflake to enhance data security posture
This week
The integration benefits joint customers by making Concentric AI's data security posture management capabilities readily available on the Snowflake Data Cloud. 
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Digital Boost Alliance
Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
This month
The Digital Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
MYOB acquires Flare, Australian SMEs to reap benefits
This month
Flare will accelerate the delivery of the workplace financial services platform to help more SMEs reach their potential.
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2degrees
NZ big business is thriving while SMBs struggle to keep up
This month
A 2degrees report reveals big business is thriving as SMBs struggle to keep up, while increasing costs are the leading issue for all businesses.
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Commerce Commission
Commission cracks down on sales practices that mislead online shoppers
This month
The Commerce Commission has issued a formal warning to online gift-box retailer, Occasion Box, for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
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Malware
August's top malware: Emotet knocked off top spot
This month
FormBook is now the most prevalent malware, taking over from Emotet, which has held that position since its reappearance in January.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber security incidents more common in APAC - report
This month
Chief financial officers in the Asia Pacific are woefully uninformed about their company's cyber security risks, according to a new report.
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Artificial Intelligence
CUE Group expands operations at its Singapore hub
This month
The Singapore-headquartered digital technology group has doubled down on its expansion into the Southeast Asian region.
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Data
Businesses still losing mission-critical company data
This month
The loss of critical data continues to disrupt businesses and remain an issue for organisations, according to a new study from Arcserve. 
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on intrusion attempts up 50% year-over-year - report
This month
A new report has identified more than 77,000 potential intrusions, or approximately one potential intrusion every seven minutes.