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Kordia and Tait Communications score $1.4B NZ Govt contract
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“Kordia is immensely proud to have been selected, alongside our partner Tait Communications, to deliver this important part of the new Public Safety Network."
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Kordia launches second annual Cyber Academy to address NZ cyber skills shortage
Fri 30 Sep 2022
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Kordia is launching its second annual Kordia Cyber Academy, which looks to bring more people into Aotearoa's cybersecurity sector and address the growing skills shortage.
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University scholarship honours former Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett
Fri 4 Mar 2022
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ASB, Kordia and the University of Waikato have announced a new scholarship to provide financial support to outstanding students.
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More than half of Kiwi businesses fell victim to cyber-attacks this year
Wed 8 Dec 2021
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More than half (55%) of New Zealand businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last year, according to new research.
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Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Wed 1 Dec 2021
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Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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Kordia launches Cyber Academy scholarship to boost Kiwis' cybersecurity skills
Thu 7 Oct 2021
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The Kordia Cyber Academy will award scholarships to 12 participants, who will detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents every day during the course.
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Rushed cloud migration leaves Kiwi businesses open to cyber attacks
Thu 2 Sep 2021
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One in ten businesses are vulnerable after COVID-19 accelerated cloud migration, according to new research from Kordia’s specialist cloud consultancy, EMRGE.
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Kordia achieves Microsoft Gold Security Competency status
Tue 24 Aug 2021
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Cybersecurity and connectivity company Kordia has become a certified Microsoft Gold Security Competency holder.
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Dialpad selects Kordia as NZ telco partner
Tue 3 Aug 2021
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Kordia will not only be a Dialpad reseller but will also become the New Zealand SIP/calling provider for every local Dialpad implementation.
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Kordia acquires Auckland managed security services firm SecOps NZ
Wed 30 Jun 2021
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“Ultimately, with these acquisitions under our belt we can work towards a new joint vision for Kordia Group," says CEO.
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Kordia acquires Auckland-based managed IT firm Base2
Mon 3 May 2021
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Kordia Group CEO Shaun Rendell says it's a natural progression of the company’s services as IT and telecommunications converge.
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Employers overestimate staff cyber smarts
Tue 9 Mar 2021
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New research has revealed a big difference between how employees and IT decision makers view cyber security.
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Kordia names Shaun Rendell as new CEO
Mon 25 Jan 2021
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Kordia Group has appointed former CFO Shaun Rendell at its new CEO, following the recent death of the late CEO Scott Bartlett.
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Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Tue 15 Dec 2020
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Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
Fri 2 Oct 2020
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"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
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AWS launches new edge location in New Zealand
Wed 30 Sep 2020
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“The launch of our first AWS edge location in New Zealand demonstrates AWS’s commitment to helping local customers innovate and build, increase productivity, expand into new markets, and enhance the nation's digital infrastructure."
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Kordia Women in Tech scholarship awarded to Kaitlin Te Rito
Fri 17 Jul 2020
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Bachelor of Engineering student Kaitlin Te Rito has scooped the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020.
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Chinks in the armour: Why the post COVID-19 cloud is easy game for cybercriminals
Thu 28 May 2020
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Now’s the time for CIOs to pause and make sure their digital transformation projects are fit for today, and the future.
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IWD 2020 interview: Kordia's NZ CISO Hilary Walton
Sun 8 Mar 2020
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New Zealand is a small country with a powerful tech backbone, but chances are you won’t come across too many people who hold the title of CISO – and even fewer who are female CISOs.
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Kordia acquires Auckland cloud consultancy firm
Mon 3 Feb 2020
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“Digital migration is the new frontier every business must navigate to mitigate risk, manage infrastructure and succeed in the digital world."
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Kordia launches Google Cloud Partner Interconnect
Mon 9 Dec 2019
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Kordia’s direct connection to Google Cloud, Partner Interconnect, is now officially available to Kordia customers.
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Kordia hires its first full-time CISO, Hilary Walton
Fri 8 Nov 2019
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She is a former 2012 Olympics security manager, and she has worked with British intelligence agency MI5.
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Kordia to offer Microsoft Azure Peering service
Tue 5 Nov 2019
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Kordia is one of the world’s first service providers to offer a direct connection offering with Microsoft Azure Peering.
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Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Wed 21 Aug 2019
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Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway. 
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