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Surfshark rolls out WireGuard open source VPN protocol
When there is less code in a VPN, it is less susceptible to security vulnerabilities due to easier configuration and management, according to Surfshark.
Network visibility is the crux of security in 2020
Resilience sits at the heart of security, and there is a need for organisations’ architecture, processes and strategies to be more impervious in order to continue to ensure protection, writes Gigamon A/NZ manager George Tsoukas.
One in five employees download commercially sensitive files onto personal devices
Of these respondents, 40% admitted that the devices either had no password protection or no up-to-date security installed.
The growing importance of digital identity in a COVID-19 world
With many staff still working from home and customer interactions occurring online, being able to reliably identify people is critical for maintaining the security of applications and data stores, writes Ping Identity country manager for A/NZ Ashley Diffey.
VPN Trust Initiative releases VPN principles for providers and users
The VTI Principles offer a comprehensive set of best practices for VPNs providers to bolster consumer confidence and provider accountability and ultimately increase VPN adoption and access to the technology's benefits.
The importance of selecting a secure SD-WAN solution
It’s essential to adopt a secure SD-WAN solution to avoid the risks that an unsecured SD-WAN solution can introduce, writes Wavelink managing director Ilan Rubin.
Fortinet and NEC bring cloud VPN to Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19
“The business environment will never be the same again and it’s important for organisations to seize this opportunity to modernise their workforce and deliver flexible, agile ways of working."
Why cybersecurity and employee experience go hand-in-hand
Each individual represents an access point into the network, and one compromised user can result in a cascade of ramifications with long-lasting consequences.
New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
"The things people search for on engines like Google, Bing, or Baidu can tell a lot about how they live," the study says.
42% more plaintext HTTP servers than HTTPS counterparts - report
Rapid7 has released a report detailing the changing internet risk landscapes of 2020, and other issues facing cybersecurity teams.
VPN vulnerabilities pose serious risk to OT Networks
The vulnerabilities affect three industrial VPN servers and clients.
7 VPN services leaked data of 20 million users - report
"The report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services."
Mozilla launches first ever VPN, Kiwis amongst first to access
The increase in reliance on home networks presents an opportunity for people to review their online security and privacy. How to stay safe online has become part of the new normal discussion."
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
NordVPN's latest Cyber Risk Index reveals the top 10 at-risk countries for a cyber attack.
Demand for VPNs soars in Hong Kong amid fears over Beijing crackdown
VPN provider Surfshark revealed it has seen a week’s worth of sales in just one hour within the city, indicating that locals feel their internet freedom is under attack.
Dicker Data signs Australian distie deal with Tosibox
Dicker Data will now distribute Tosibox’s range of VPN solutions in the Australian market.
Citrix brings Remote PC Access solution to the cloud
"As companies work through addressing any shortcomings, now is an ideal time to consider VDI and other digital workspace technologies that can deliver a secure and productive experience for employees who are working from home.”
VPN provider Hide My Ass promises no more user logging
"We see taking such steps as important for us to maintain our fight against censorship."
Remote working in a time of crisis
While different organisations might be more prepared than others, network engineering teams are under pressure to deliver a clear view on the availability and performance of their remote network connections.
Malwarebytes launches VPN service that won't track users
Malwarebytes says that while the solution is only available for Windows, it will be coming soon to Mac, Android, Chrome, and iOS.
Remote working tips from a cybersecurity advisor
The world as we know it is changing, and the “office” is now everywhere. Safety, security and best practices should always be at the forefront of this change, now and in the future.
Worrying gap in local consumer cybersecurity savvy
New research shows A/NZ consumers feel clued in, but there’s clear room for improvement in their education and tools.
COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
The VPN service has recently announced its intention to offer free six-month subscriptions for small businesses, as more countries tighten quarantine measures and finances become strained.