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KnowBe4 predicts rise in 'catastrophic' attacks on CI
Last week
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KnowBe4, the provider of the security awareness training, has announced its 2023 cybersecurity predictions from its team of industry experts.
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The security awareness training topics to reduce risk and promote a security-compliant culture
Thu 15 Sep 2022
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It’s critical for businesses to support integrated and ongoing security awareness training that continues to educate end users on how to identify and combat cyber threats, as well as best practices for staying cyber-savvy.
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Building a cybersecurity culture in your organisation
Thu 15 Sep 2022
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The key to creating an effective cybersecurity culture is recognising that people can represent a formidable first line of defence in safeguarding against cyber attacks.
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Uptick in utilisation of cybersecurity awareness programs
Wed 7 Sep 2022
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There has been a marked uptick in the utilisation of cybersecurity awareness programs across all industries in the last year, according to a new report.
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Why security must be a priority in the software development process
Tue 7 Jun 2022
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Ask a typical software developer to name their top priority when writing code, and the answer is likely to be ‘creating new features’. Security is simply not on the radar screen for most developers.
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Five tips to combat cyberattacks amidst a land war
Wed 2 Mar 2022
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As the world watches the Russian military attacks on Ukraine, it’s difficult to think about normal business operations.
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Interview: Mindshift - the Kiwi firm putting the 'people' back in cybersecurity
Tue 18 Aug 2020
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“If you don't give people the information they need to make good decisions online, you can’t hold them accountable for the mistakes they make."
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Australians ignoring cybersecurity policies in favour of productivity
Tue 7 Jul 2020
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Trend Micro has found that 67% of remote workers have increased their cybersecurity awareness during COVID-19 related lockdowns. However, despite greater awareness people may still engage in risky behaviour, the survey finds.
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Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Mon 11 Nov 2019
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Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
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Upskill your workforce to boost cybersecurity
Mon 21 Oct 2019
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malware
Damages from cybercrime are projected to hit $US6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015.
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Online users giving out social media details too freely - Kaspersky
Mon 23 Sep 2019
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The survey revealed that online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media.
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Gartner names Proofpoint leader in security training
Mon 29 Jul 2019
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Proofpoint’s training modules are built with learning science principles and include self-service customisation, which improves efficacy and ensures longer-term retention of training.
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Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
Tue 23 Jul 2019
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The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.
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Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
Wed 3 Jul 2019
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email security
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In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
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Workplace inboxes still plagued by phishing attacks
Fri 31 May 2019
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Mimecast’s annual State of Email Security report confirms that social engineering is still plaguing businesses, along with other email threats including ransomware and phishing attacks.
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Why a cybersecurity awareness week is just not enough
Tue 24 Jul 2018
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From personal privacy to online scams, it seems almost every IT security-related issue now has its very own awareness week.
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NZ firms pick up the pace on cybersecurity savviness
Tue 14 Nov 2017
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“Over half of New Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling victim to cybercrime."
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Aura InfoSec brings online cybersecurity training tool to all NZ businesses
Wed 23 Aug 2017
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if your staff don’t know what a phishing scam looks like, or use work devices in unsecure ways; they’re leaving huge gaps in your security armour."
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Webroot takes over Securecast in move to take cyber awareness training to mass market
Wed 16 Aug 2017
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phishing
Webroot has officially acquired security awareness training platform Securecast and has plans to take the new integrated solution to the mass market.
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Why you should let employees step forward in fight against cybercrime
Mon 7 Aug 2017
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It's now all about technology: Move away from the notion that having a single security device at the edge will make you secure.
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Melanoma detection app has been saving Kiwi lives
Mon 1 May 2017
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melanoma
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New Zealand has the highest incidence rate of melanoma in the world, it's time to learn about the options you have to keep you and your families safe
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