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Security breaches
Microsoft not addressing authentication flaw in Azure AD
This month
Secureworks has published new research that identifies a proof-of-concept exploit of flaws found in Microsoft's Azure AD PTA method, which it says the tech giant is not planning to address.
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Data Protection
Safeguarding your financial data
Last month
As the digital revolution marches on, managing data security has never been more important. Here are five important steps to take toward better financial data security.
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Data Protection
Lookout adds security offerings with SaferPass acquisition
June 2022
Lookout has acquired SaferPass, adding password management technology to its suite of security offerings and furthering its goal to provide customers with proactive protection.
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Vectra AI
Understanding the weight on security leader’s shoulders, and how to shift it
May 2022
Millions of dollars of government funding and internal budgets are being funnelled into cybersecurity to build resilience against sophisticated threats, indicating how serious this issue has become.
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Artificial Intelligence
The call is coming from inside the house
April 2022
Security and privacy breaches are accelerating, and the external forces we have been applying to slow the rate are hardly making an impact.
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Cybersecurity
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
April 2022
Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
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Malware
Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
March 2022
Zero-day attacks can be detrimental to a business or enterprise, and they most commonly occur due to a lack of preparation and the right technology by cybersecurity teams.
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Software-as-a-Service
How safe is an organisation’s data from security breaches?
February 2022
The urgency of data security and privacy can't be overstated. In 2021, the global average cost of a data breach was US$4.24 million, representing a 9.8% increase over 2020.
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Wavelink
The case for a new security platform based on three critical concepts
January 2022
Gaining a truly integrated solution is the only way to reduce technology sprawl and consolidate an organisation’s platform.
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Senetas
The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
December 2021
Cybersecurity is treated a lot like aviation security. Breaches that don't result in catastrophic consequences don't stay in the national psyche for very long, in much the same way near-misses in aviation don't invite much public scrutiny.
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Remote Working
Cybersecurity attacks on New Zealand small business double
October 2021
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for New Zealand small business, with attacks doubling in the past three years.
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Positive Technologies
ATM vulnerabilities open door for attacks - report
October 2021
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wincor Cineo ATMs allowing illegal cash withdrawals
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Security breaches
94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches last year - Human error top cause
July 2021
Egress survey finds a substantial 94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches in the last year, with human error the top cause.
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Network Security
Network security in the cloud more important than ever
July 2021
Despite security issues, more organisations than ever are moving workloads to the cloud, building applications in the cloud and subscribing to a wide range of SaaS and other cloud services.
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Big Data
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
January 2021
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
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Cybersecurity
22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
January 2021
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
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Kaspersky
Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
November 2020
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Breach Prevention
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
October 2020
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
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Breach Prevention
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
May 2020
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
January 2020
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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Commerce Commission
ComCom faces security breach from stolen computer equipment
October 2019
The Commission was informed last week that more than 200 meeting and interview transcripts across a range of the Commission’s work were contained on computer equipment stolen in a burglary.
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Cybersecurity
Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
August 2019
"When a company provides only a minimum amount of access needed for the employees to fulfil their roles, the risk of wide-spread breach greatly diminishes."
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Smart Home
Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
April 2019
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
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Cybersecurity
Data centre cybersecurity actions that most people overlook
January 2019
Schneider’s Steven Carlini discusses ways to improve data centre cybersecurity that most people don’t think of until it’s too late.