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John Key's $22m cyber security announcement: Industry insider opinion
Key recently announced a $22 million fund to go towards setting up a national security agency - here is an industry insider opinion.
The key to deterring cyber crims? Make an attack not worth their time
"Increasing the cost of an attack by forcing hackers to create new methods when they attempt to breach a system, will reduce the number of attacks."
Companies fear data breaches caused by compromised credentials
“Even systems supposed to be secure can be often easily penetrated via misused credentials."
Compromised credentials a leading point of attack in data breaches
“We hope that these findings will encourage organisations to leverage single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management."
Data breaches remain a concern amongst ANZ consumers
"They are clearly concerned that their information may not be held securely and they worry that details about them are gathered without consent."
Govt's data breach bill will unleash confusion, says expert
Australian organisations will struggle to comply with the Federal Government’s mandatory data breach notification proposals.
Healthcare organisations buckle under pressure of cyber attacks
"The concurrence of technology advances and delays in technology updates creates a perfect storm for healthcare IT security."
Connected devices a security flaw within the workplace
“Unfortunately, like any other connected desktop or internet-based application, such solutions can pose security vulnerabilities."
Belong to the ‘selfie’ generation? You are probably oversharing
Such data leaks can easily lead to trouble, ranging from phishing emails or loss of social network account access to identity theft and extortion.
Are you accidentally leaking your employees' health information?
“Many organisations are not doing enough to protect this highly sensitive and confidential data."
DDoS attacks target IT, telecoms and finance companies
"The days of DDoS attacks being an operational frustration that just resulted in some downtime are long over.”
Aussie-founded StratoKey eyes up US market
StratoKey, founded in Australia in 2012, is expanding operations of its intelligent cloud data protection solution into the United States.
Cost of data breach skyrockets: What can you do?
Today, security should be a top priority for organisations, with data breaches are growing in number and the financial cost growing too.
Accellion responds to growing security and governance needs
Mitigating risk and demonstrating compliance with industry regulations is becoming increasingly important in corporate boardrooms, says Accellion.
ESET: How your business can recover from a hack
Recent high-profile data breaches illustrate criminals’ insatiable appetite for data and financial reward.
Data breach concerns open door for deeper conversation for resellers
Around 50% of Kiwis believe organisations holding their personal data will be breached within the next year – for the channel, that means opportunity.
Telcos most likely to suffer data breach say Kiwis
Kiwis believe telcos are the least trustworthy organisations when it comes to keeping personal data safe - and they're ready to punish.
Technology: Just one part of the security problem
“As organisations embrace cloud computing and mobile technology solutions, they have extended the security perimeter, creating new considerations.'
$2 trillion cybercrime bill for business by 2019
The cost of data breaches is expected to soar to $2 trillion globally by 2019 - and its not mobile or IoT that will be the source of most breaches...
Unisys: Kiwi's trust eroded in data security
New Zealanders' confidence in local organisations’ ability to keep their data secure seems to have taken a hit...
Avoid the traps of human error
When people talk about data breaches, the tendency is to think about cybercriminals and hackers trying to access networks to extract valuable information.
LinkedIn confirms password breach - Updated
"For security reasons, you should never change your password on any website by following a link in an email."
Cryptic Studios warn of breach from December 2010
MMO publisher responsible for Star Trek Online and Champions Online issues update notice 16 months late.
A breach of trust
Businesses with systems that do not comply with PCI DSS could face monetary penalties as high as $682,000 per incident.