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In-depth: Norton by Symantec explains how Kiwi SMBs lose $19,000 from cyber attacks
“We encourage people not to pay. They need to protect themselves and they need to back up their data."
Singapore readies its national army in war for cybersecurity
"Yes, national servicemen will also be trained in vocations for cyber defence - it would be silly for us not to as they are our main resource."
Cybercrime is the ‘new normal’ and organisations must adapt, says RSM Australia
“With the Australian Crime Commission estimating annual direct cost of cyber crime to Australia being in excess of $1 billion, businesses must adapt."
Is your IT team experiencing alarm fatigue? Create a rapid response to cyber threats
IT teams are experiencing 'alarm fatigue' and they are lagging behind. Here's how you can transform your teams to achieve rapid response.
Cyber attacks are borderless and China isn’t immune, 360 Security says
360 Enterprise Security Group has commented on China’s inability to keep foreign cyber attacks out of its walls, and cyber crime is now ‘borderless'.
SonicWall report: Cybersecurity is not a battle of attrition, it's an arms race
“Cybersecurity is not a battle of attrition; it’s an arms race, and both sides are proving exceptionally capable and innovative."
Sophos holds strong in Magic Quadrant as industry catches up to new era of endpoint security
Amongst the Magic Quadrant leaders is global endpoint and network provider Sophos, which has held a Leader position since 2007.
Beware the blind spot in phishing education
A common blind spot in training corporate staff to identify and avoid cyber attacks is the targeted phishing attack.
Notorious cybercrime gang targeting Google Apps for C&C attacks
Cybercrime gang “Carbanak” is now using Google infrastructure to act as a Command and Control (C&C) for weaponized documents, according to Forcepoint.
Palo Alto Networks: Second wave of Shamoon 2 attacks identified
This latest attack materially impacts one of the primary countermeasures employed against wiper attacks: Virtual Desktop Interface snapshots.
DragonOK updates toolset and targets multiple geographic regions
The DragonOK group has been actively launching attacks for years. While Japan is still the most heavily targeted geographic region, it is spreading.
SecurityBrief New Zealand looks back at 2016: Malware and botnets and breaches, oh my!
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Kiwi cybersecurity in 2016.
Why combining technology with standards could combat fraud
Fraud is still on the increase due to the use of new technologies, causing losses to both users and companies. What is being done to avoid this?
New Zealand's 'love affair' with online shopping at Xmas a cyber security concern
"Scammers are constantly refining their skills and targeting New Zealanders with malicious links and scams."
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Ixia's Singapore Executive Briefing Center a safe haven for cyber defence simulations
“The Ixia Executive Briefing Center is unique and a highly valuable offering for IT professionals who struggle to run real-time stress-testing."
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
Understanding why Risk Intelligence is a true game changer for MSPs
With an increasingly regulated and hostile Internet, MSPs are forced to move at the pace dictated by cybercriminals - Risk Intelligence can help.
Taiwan a regular target of cyber espionage
All attacks in this case are associated with a campaign called Tropic Trooper.
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The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm
Targeting Microsoft Windows, it has compromised home, business and government computers across 190 countries.
A quarter of Australian firms ignorant about their own cyber defences, survey finds
Australian businesses are getting better at reporting cyber attacks but still remain ignorant about their own defences, a new survey has found.
Massive DDoS attacks will shift spending to emerging mitigation service providers
"Customers will diversify their service provider partners as a short-term solution," says TBR.
Will consumers get caught in the crossfire of a DDoS attack?
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