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Phishing
Covid-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
As New Zealand adapts to living with Covid-19, they are also having to deal with an increasing number of life-altering technologies, all of which have a substantial risk of creating cybersecurity issues for the public.
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Phishing
Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Phishing was one of the highest incident categories from October to December last year.
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Cybersecurity
What is NZ’s Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan?
The Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan (CSERP) is the framework that the government will use in the event of a cyber-emergency.
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Cybersecurity
Only half of IT security teams optimally prepared for a security incident
"The security gaps in the case of outdated software at 65% of companies should also give pause for thought."
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Ransomware
Katana Technologies releases anti-ransomware solution
Financial losses to cyber-attacks in New Zealand reported between 1 April and 30 June were $6.5 million, up from the $1.7 million reported in the previous quarter.
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Telecommunications
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
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Cybersecurity
The Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network is now in action
"PaCSON is a vehicle we can use for closer sharing of cybersecurity threat information, tools, techniques and ideas between nations."
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Cybersecurity
Sydney's Joint Cyber Security Centre opens in Darling Park
Sydney is now home to Australia’s newest Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC), which was officially opened this week by Angus Taylor.
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Internet of Things
CERT Australia reveals this year's cybersecurity challenges
Criminals will exploit known vulnerabilities; social engineering will craft sophisticated networks; supply chain targeting will target third parties..
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Malware
United States hot on heels of North Korea's Hidden Cobra malware
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is honing in on the North Korean Government’s activities known as HIDDEN COBRA.
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NCSC
NCSC reveals unclassified look into New Zealand's cyber threat landscape
The NCSC released its 2016/2017 Cyber Threat Report last week, which reveals that there were 396 cyber incidents this year - 58 more than last year.
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FireEye
Vietnam CERT plays major part in ASEAN cyber response drill
Vietnam’s Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) conducted a major ASEAN CERT Incident Drill this week.
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Ransomware
Japanese teenager caught making and sharing ransomware
A Japanese teenager has been caught for creating and distributing a ransomware campaign.
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New Zealand Internet Task Force
New Zealand Internet Task Force welcomes new CERT security team
The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) has welcomed New Zealand’s new Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) with open arms.
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Cybersecurity
A triumph for cyber security: New Zealand's CERT team has finally been launched
New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has finally been launched this afternoon.
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Cybersecurity
New Zealand can't be complacent in its progress toward cyber security
The cooperation of the government with the private sector will be the crucial accelerant in the drive to improve cyber security across the economy.
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Cybersecurity
Check Point offers free cybersecurity checkups to Victorian businesses
Check Point Software Technologies is offering free, confidential cybersecurity checkups to Victorian enterprises and government departments.
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Cybersecurity
New Zealand's new CERT Advisory Board members announced
New Zealand's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Advisory Board has been formed, comprised of industry experts and cybersecurity professionals.