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Think like a bad guy and fight back, because hacking is the new face of espionage
When you imagine the world of espionage, do you think of undercover agents trying to recruit a mole or cracking safes to steal sensitive information?
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
Australian economy at risk of losing billions to cyber attacks
“Where a decade ago people would talk about preventing a cyber attack, the reality is firms will be subjected to attacks."
Cyber insurance in Australia set to rise in the wake of increasing attacks
Many are still unfamiliar with cyber insurance and may not realise their normal business insurance does not cover loss as a result of cyberattacks."
Business continuity: A key benefit of Fortinet’s network security
You sell goods and services. You need a safe and secure network to keep the revenue coming in. Fortinet’s network security keeps the wheels turning.
Ransomware attacks are getting easier, but protection is getting harder
Ransomware is continuing to be an ever-popular and effective method for cyber attacks, and Trend Micro says it's only being made easier with DIY kits.
Expert insights: How to keep on top of the malware threat
If you really want to keep on top of the malware threat then you need to embrace Threat Intelligence in the broadest sense.
'Modern cities' may be smarter, but they're not much safer
'Modern cities' may make up thousands of different components that keep people safe and convenient, but they also come with huge vulnerabilities.
Trend Micro warns NZ & Australian firms about Crysis ransomware
New Zealand & Australian businesses are being warned to watch out for Crysis ransomware, which operates through remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks.
Sophos releases product to address global cybersecurity skills shortage
Intercept X looks to provide a fast-track to advanced protection and response capabilities while minimising the need for specialised security admin.
Arbor Networks marks 20 years of DDoS attacks against ISPs
Arbor Networks has marked a worrying celebration: 20 years of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have attacked ISP networks.
Russian hackers steal Olympic athletes data: Insights and advice from Webroot
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d be aware of the recent hacking of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - here's Webroot's insights.
Centrify gets flexible with privileged access deployment
“The ability to deploy the Centrify Privilege Service either on-premises or in a private cloud is an attractive option for customers."
Are you prepared for a cyber attack? Ransomware removal and protection guide
Cyber criminals are attacking with increasing frequency and effectiveness, and your business is on a target list. Are you prepared?
YOU’RE INVITED: Softsource Security and Compliance – security concerns for Kiwis
Softsource is hosting an event to give Kiwi businesses insights into security concerns that organisations within the country are facing every day.
Operation Ghoul targets industrial sector with spear phishing malware
Operation Ghoul is targeting the industrial & engineering sectors worldwide, hitting more than 130 organisations in 30 countries, says Kaspersky Labs.
Nearly half of AU organisations not equipped for malicious insiders
Mimecast Limited recently released new data that reveals the majority of organisations believe they are their own worst enemy.
Afraid someone is misusing your webcam? Here's some tips for protection
If you want to know which programs are using your webcam, or if you believe it is running despite the indicator light being off, here is a guide.
Cyberattacks skyrocket: Arbor releases global DDoS attack data for 1H 2016
Arbor Networks recently released global DDoS attack data for the first six months of 2016 that paints a pretty grim picture.
FireEye's latest security feature detects and protects from ransomware
FireEye have recently detected a cerber ransomware campaign with Exploit Guard, a new feature of FireEye Endpoint Security (HX).
Researchers report cyber security risks in 3D printing
Provided the printer is connected to the Internet, hackers can make their way in and introduce internal defects as the component is being printed.
Enfal threat still causing havoc to businesses after seven years of mayhem
Verint Systems highlights the continued threat of the Enfal malware, which has been lurking since 2004 but has been most active over the last 7 years.
Have you met Delilah? The first Insider Threat Trojan
Criminal recruitment of insiders is becoming an industry now with the release of a new Trojan called “Delilah”.
Is any network 100% safe? Tips for hardening cyber defences
With the evolving tech landscape, it is almost impossible to guarantee network security - here are some tips for hardening cyber defences.