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Smart Home
Samsung left Bixby & SmartThings code wide open to the public
May 2019
If you’re someone who likes to use apps and platforms with some level of confidence that they’re secure, you may want to take another look at how much you trust big brands like Samsung.
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Webroot
Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
May 2019
It takes patience to steal more than 7000 Bitcoin (approximately US$41 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges, despite global awareness that such attacks are becoming more prolific.
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Google
What your privacy means to Google - and what it's doing about it
May 2019
Google has declared that it’s all about making privacy work for everyone – despite its long-held reputation as an information harvester.
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SIEM
Exabeam plans to use $75m fund to leave legacy SIEM vendors in the dust
May 2019
SIEM provider Exabeam predicts that it will leave legacy providers in the dust, and it’s all down to a US$75 million Series E funding that will be used to ‘displace’ legacy security management vendors.
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Android
Paranoid Android? Examining three key trends in Android malware
May 2019
It definitely doesn’t mean you are paranoid if you’re worried about Android security:  the threat landscape is growing in every dimension.
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Cloud
Cybersecurity will only work if we put people first
May 2019
Too many organisations are looking for a technical solution to what is essentially a human problem.
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Cloud
Microsoft says NZ reasonably cyber secure, but don't get complacent
May 2019
Cryptocurrency malware is alive and well across the globe – but although New Zealand is one of the countries least at risk of cyber threats, nobody should become complacent.
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Threat intelligence
Leveraging cyber threat intelligence to benefit security posture
May 2019
One out of five companies are still unsure of CTI’s value to their organisation.
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Dark web
It's 'lights out' for two more dark web marketplaces
May 2019
Don’t be fooled if you see talk that Wall Street Market has been taken down – because it’s most likely not what you think.
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Smart Home
D-Link security cams vulnerable to spying
May 2019
Security researchers at ESET have discovered serious security holes in the D-Link DCS-2132L cloud camera.
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Endpoint Protection
SecureWorks speeds up threat detection through analytics
April 2019
SecureWorks has embraced software-as-a-service (SaaS) to protect customers and transform the detect-investigate-respond process towards cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity
CyberX IIoT security app now available on Cortex security platform
April 2019
Building on Cortex allows Palo Alto Networks Cortex partners to build cloud-based apps that deliver cybersecurity capabilities to joint customers.
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Cybersecurity
Flashpoint announces new features on intelligence platform
April 2019
The platform now features new dashboards and analytics, expanded datasets, chat services and communities, and industry alerting.
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Network Security
CrowdStrike: Improving network security with cloud computing solutions
April 2019
Australian spending on public cloud services is expected to reach $6.5 billion this year according to Gartner
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PAM
Thycotic debunks top Privileged Access Management myths
April 2019
Privileged Access encompasses access to computers, networks and network devices, software applications, digital documents and other digital assets.
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Cybersecurity
Veeam reports double-digit Q1 growth
April 2019
We are now focussed on an aggressive strategy to help businesses transition to cloud with Backup and Cloud Data Management solutions.
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Email Security
Risky business: Avoid putting all your eggs in one basket
April 2019
Many businesses that transition to the cloud blindly rely on a single cloud service provider for day-to-day security.
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SD-WAN
Is your SD-WAN solution leaving you vulnerable?
November 2018
Providing direct internet access to cloud-based applications has made deploying new security strategies designed for the distributed enterprise critical.
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Cloud
SD-WAN deployments up, but networking and security challenges persist
October 2018
The report, commissioned by Barracuda Networks, includes data from more than 900 respondents in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
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Telstra
Vodafone and Telstra partner to bring security solutions to NZ
October 2018
Vodafone security management services aim to help businesses navigate their security landscape and manage risk.
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IOT
Why operational technology environments need to be secured
October 2018
By understanding the cybersecurity risks in OT, decision-makers are better placed to make smart buying decisions.
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Network Security
Bitdefender expands offerings with RedSocks acquisition
October 2018
RedSocks provides non-intrusive, real-time breach detection solutions and incident response services.
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Endpoint Protection
Trend Micro rebrands endpoint security offering
October 2018
Trend Micro Apex One aims to redefine endpoint security with consistency across SaaS and on-premises deployments.
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NAC
Frost and Sullivan recognises ForeScout’s achievements in NAC
October 2018
ForeScout Technologies has announced it is the recipient of the Frost and Sullivan Growth Excellence Leadership Award in the network access control (NAC) market.