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Malware
Avast One extends protection with Online Safety Score
August 2022
Avast One has extended its cross-platform support by adding its Online Safety Score feature to both the Mac and iOS platforms of Avast One.
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Cybersecurity
Malwarebytes expands Nebula platform with DNS module
June 2022
Malwarebytes has expanded its Nebula platform with a new DNS Filtering module designed to provide a quick, flexible, and comprehensive Zero Trust offering for Nebula users.
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Cloud
ChildFund launches new campaign to protect children online
May 2022
ChildFund says WEB Safe & Wise aims to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse online while also empowering them to become digitally savvy. 
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Cloud
Zoom puts greater focus on the platform's security and privacy
April 2022
Zoom has recently received a variety of third-party certifications, unveiled product innovations, and established programs, focusing on security and privacy.
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Social Media
TikTok's unveils plans to safeguard and diversify recommendations
December 2021
TikTok has unveiled new details about the platform's work to safeguard and diversify its recommendation system. 
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Cybersecurity
Why the biggest cyber-attacks go undetected
November 2021
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are not singular events. They are an ongoing process with multiple steps.
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Cybersecurity
Waikato DHB warned a cyberattack 'catastrophic for patient safety'
November 2021
Waikato DHB was warned its IT security was severely compromised months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
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Cybersecurity
How credentials became an attacker’s easiest target
November 2021
Even with education and phishing tests, users continue to hand over legitimate logins to attackers, who in turn exploit them with a high degree of success.
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Cybersecurity
The threat model as a compass
November 2021
Just like a compass, regularly reviewing the threat model keeps the CTI teams IR’s pointed in the right direction over time.
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Ransomware
How businesses unknowingly leave themselves at risk
November 2021
Recent cyber-events highlight the risks confronting enterprises that depend on a single vendor for their infrastructure, tools, and security.
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Cybersecurity
Zero trust in NZ, and its rise from fringe approach to industry standard
November 2021
The guiding principle of a zero trust security model is that no-one in an organisation — from a new recruit to the CISO — is granted intrinsic trust to access the network.
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BYOD
The rising importance of mainframe security
October 2021
Mainframe-reliant organisations should maintain a robust security posture to ensure that data remains secure.
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Cybersecurity
How an intelligence-driven approach can close the XDR gap
October 2021
Extended detection and response (XDR) has become the white-hot name in the security world, writes Anomali senior VP and GM Stree Naidu.
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SaaS
NZ organisations see cybersecurity boost as TechnologyOne upgrades platform
October 2021
The company has completed a ‘significant architectural redesign’ of its security in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - BeyondTrust CTO discusses common attack vectors in 2021
October 2021
In Techday's third and final IT Jam with BeyondTrust, we speak to Marc Maiffret, who is the company's CTO.
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Phishing
Technology, not training, protects users from phishing
October 2021
Businesses should prioritise utilisation of readily available authentication technologies to prevent the ongoing phishing threat.
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Cybersecurity
ESET and Chillisoft launch MDR solution in A/NZ
October 2021
The MDR service offers customers remotely delivered security operation centre capabilities, which can be used to respond to threats.
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Cybersecurity
Secureworks expands EDR portfolio with two new solutions
October 2021
The two new tools will give customers access to ‘comprehensive prevention, detection, and response protection across the attack surface’.
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Remote Working
Secure your new hybrid workplace – because it’s here to stay
October 2021
Identity and access management are poised to take centre stage in the next phase of corporate security revamp, writes Entrust security director for APJ James Cook.
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Ransomware
Playing dumb no longer an option against ransomware reporting
October 2021
Given the massive amounts of data enterprises hold, it may seem like an impossible task to prove what data was accessed and by whom. It isn’t. 
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PAM
Secure cloud migration with privileged access management
October 2021
PAM can offer insight into risks that may be adjusted depending on the threat landscape, writes ThycoticCentrify chief security scientist Joseph Carson.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from WatchGuard Technologies
October 2021
WatchGuard Technologies is a cybersecurity company specialising in endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence.
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Digital Credentials
Countering the rise of credential-based attacks
October 2021
By implementing behavioural analytics and smart password practices, security teams can thwart credential-based attacks across the organisation.
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Cybersafety
When it comes to malware, think like James Bond and trust no-one
October 2021
Implementing advanced threat protection (ATP) as part of a zero trust SASE architecture is an important step in proactively blocking known and zero-day threats.