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Cloud-only ZTNA is no longer enough to secure organisations
2 days ago
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network security
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cybersecurity
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cyber risk
Securing today’s work-from-anywhere world has never been more important, yet many businesses continue to rely on outdated security tools that aren’t equipped to tackle increasing cyber risks.
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Customer records compromised in 29% of NZ orgs - Trend Micro
Last week
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data protection
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trend micro
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cyber risk
"To avoid the attack surface spiralling out of control, they need to combine asset discovery and monitoring with threat detection and response on a single platform."
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Cyber security incidents more common in APAC - report
Thu 15 Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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cfo
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kroll
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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Building a cybersecurity culture in your organisation
Thu 15 Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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enterprise security
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awareness
The key to creating an effective cybersecurity culture is recognising that people can represent a formidable first line of defence in safeguarding against cyber attacks.
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Cybersecurity disconnect between digitally free and unfree countries
Wed 20 Jul 2022
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cybersecurity
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digital
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avast
People in countries with more digital freedom face fewer cybersecurity risks and stronger privacy regulations.
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Vulnerable APIs costing businesses billions every year
Wed 29 Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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imperva
Large companies are particularly vulnerable to the security risks associated with exposed or unprotected APIs as they accelerate digital transformation.  
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Maintaining secure systems with expectations of flexible work
Fri 20 May 2022
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saas
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
Most office workers feel they've proved they can work successfully from home, and as much as employers try, things aren't going back to the way they were anytime soon.
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Hard numbers: Why ambiguity in cybersecurity no longer adds up
Tue 17 May 2022
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cybersecurity
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measurement
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cyber risk
As cybersecurity costs and risks continue to escalate, CEOs continue to struggle with what their investment in cyber protection buys. Getting rid of ambiguity becomes necessary.
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Managed service providers: effective scoping to avoid costly vendor pitfalls
Tue 17 May 2022
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
Managed security services are outsourced services focusing on the security and resilience of business networks.
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It's the culture: The impact of cyber indifference on cybersecurity
Fri 29 Apr 2022
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cybersecurity
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cyber risk
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cyber attacks
Human behaviour and decision-making are the primary determinants of cybersecurity outcomes, but the argument for human-centric cybersecurity has only recently gained traction.
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Insurable or not insurable? The new questions surrounding cyber risk insurance
Tue 5 Apr 2022
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cybersecurity
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investment
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cyber risk
The increasing question organisations face with cyber risk insurance is no longer ‘should we purchase’, but ‘can we get it?’
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APAC orgs underprepared for cyber risks, study finds
Thu 24 Mar 2022
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
New research has found that IT decision-makers are complacent about risks to the business from phishing and business email compromise, also known as CEO fraud.
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Why cyber risk management should be top priority in 2022
Thu 10 Mar 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Has your leadership team spent much of the past two years in firefighting mode, responding to the issues that COVID-19 has created? Join the club.
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Cybersecurity leaders must evolve during challenging times
Wed 2 Mar 2022
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cloud
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cybersecurity
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gartner
The role of cybersecurity leader needs to evolve, as accountability for cyber risk shifts outside IT and direct decision-making control is lost.
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The shape of risk management in 2022: Cyber risk quantification, ESG, and operational resilience
Thu 6 Jan 2022
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compliance
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cyber risk
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environment
MetricStream outlines several trends and predictions on risk management that enterprises should watch on in 2022.
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Ransomware, supply chain and trojans top cyber risks against financial institutions
Fri 19 Nov 2021
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ddos
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ransomware
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malware
2021 has seen a steady rise in cross-border cyber attacks perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated threat actors. 
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Trend Micro puts zero trust theory into practice with latest launch
Wed 29 Sep 2021
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malware
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trend micro
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cyber risk
“This new solution adds further telemetry and visibility of connections across the entire IT environment to truly inform SOC teams. This is true zero trust theory put into product form.”
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Veritas: The time has come to address COVID-19 related security gaps
Wed 22 Sep 2021
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data protection
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ransomware
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malware
"With the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Australian businesses were right to prioritise the shift to remote working. Now though, the time has come to take action and redress the balance.”
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New Zealanders are exposing themselves to cybercrime, study shows
Mon 30 Aug 2021
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cybersecurity
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scams
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avast
According to Avast, many New Zealanders are exposing themselves to unnecessary online risks and cyber threats through careless digital practices.
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RSM Australia & X-Analytics partnership analyses dollar value of cyber risk
Mon 9 Aug 2021
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rsm australia
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cyber risk
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x-analytics
“The current threat landscape and cyber attacks show that something needs to change."
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48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
Thu 5 Aug 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
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Employee stress leads to greater cyber risk for Australian companies
Wed 4 Aug 2021
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wfh
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cybersecurity
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remote working
More than half (55%) of Australian employees feel their stress levels are impacting their ability to focus on their job, and are undertaking risky behaviours that expose organisations to cyber threats, according to new research from Forcepoint.
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SecOps NZ employee receives highest level of certification for Tenable
Wed 12 Aug 2020
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tenable network security
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cyber risk
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secops nz
SecOps NZ’s principal security consultant Carl Pruvis has been awarded an elite Tenable certification for technical mastery, which helps SecOps NZ clients manage, measure and reduce cyber risk.
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Australians ignoring cybersecurity policies in favour of productivity
Tue 7 Jul 2020
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cybersecurity
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trend micro
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awareness
Trend Micro has found that 67% of remote workers have increased their cybersecurity awareness during COVID-19 related lockdowns. However, despite greater awareness people may still engage in risky behaviour, the survey finds.
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