Security breaches stories
Building a targeted operating cybersecurity model
A cyber-targeted operating model is a unique approach that provides defensibility, transparency, and accountability.
Employees unsure who to go to to report security incident
A new study shows more than 20% of the untrained global workforce do not know who to contact during a security breach.
Microsoft not addressing authentication flaw in Azure AD
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.
Safeguarding your financial data
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.
Lookout adds security offerings with SaferPass acquisition
Lookout has acquired SaferPass, adding password management technology to its suite of security offerings and furthering its goal to provide customers with proactive protection.
Understanding the weight on security leader’s shoulders, and how to shift it
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.
The call is coming from inside the house
Security and privacy breaches are accelerating, and the external forces we have been applying to slow the rate are hardly making an impact.
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
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.
Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
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.
How safe is an organisation’s data from security breaches?
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.
The case for a new security platform based on three critical concepts
Gaining a truly integrated solution is the only way to reduce technology sprawl and consolidate an organisation’s platform.
The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
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.
Cybersecurity attacks on New Zealand small business double
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for New Zealand small business, with attacks doubling in the past three years.
ATM vulnerabilities open door for attacks - report
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wincor Cineo ATMs allowing illegal cash withdrawals
94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches last year - Human error top cause
Egress survey finds a substantial 94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches in the last year, with human error the top cause.
Network security in the cloud more important than ever
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.
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
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.
22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
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.
Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
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.
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
ComCom faces security breach from stolen computer equipment
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.
Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
"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."