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Building a targeted operating cybersecurity model
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data analytics
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phishing
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cybersecurity
A cyber-targeted operating model is a unique approach that provides defensibility, transparency, and accountability.
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Employees unsure who to go to to report security incident
Tue 27 Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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security breaches
A new study shows more than 20% of the untrained global workforce do not know who to contact during a security breach.
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Microsoft not addressing authentication flaw in Azure AD
Wed 14 Sep 2022
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cloud
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public cloud
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.
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Safeguarding your financial data
Tue 16 Aug 2022
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data protection
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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.
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Lookout adds security offerings with SaferPass acquisition
Tue 7 Jun 2022
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data protection
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
Lookout has acquired SaferPass, adding password management technology to its suite of security offerings and furthering its goal to provide customers with proactive protection.
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Understanding the weight on security leader’s shoulders, and how to shift it
Fri 20 May 2022
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cybersecurity
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.
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The call is coming from inside the house
Fri 1 Apr 2022
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
Security and privacy breaches are accelerating, and the external forces we have been applying to slow the rate are hardly making an impact.
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How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Fri 1 Apr 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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ncsc
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.
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Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
Thu 10 Mar 2022
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malware
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cybersecurity
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.
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How safe is an organisation’s data from security breaches?
Wed 23 Feb 2022
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cloud
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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.
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The case for a new security platform based on three critical concepts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
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ai
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
Gaining a truly integrated solution is the only way to reduce technology sprawl and consolidate an organisation’s platform.
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The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
Thu 2 Dec 2021
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data protection
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malware
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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.
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Cybersecurity attacks on New Zealand small business double
Fri 29 Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for New Zealand small business, with attacks doubling in the past three years.
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ATM vulnerabilities open door for attacks - report
Thu 28 Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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security breaches
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wincor Cineo ATMs allowing illegal cash withdrawals
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94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches last year - Human error top cause
Wed 14 Jul 2021
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wfh
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
Egress survey finds a substantial 94% of organisations experienced insider data breaches in the last year, with human error the top cause.
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Network security in the cloud more important than ever
Tue 13 Jul 2021
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firewall
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network security
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.
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IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
Wed 20 Jan 2021
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
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.
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22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
Fri 15 Jan 2021
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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.
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Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
Mon 30 Nov 2020
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cybersecurity
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kaspersky
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Mon 26 Oct 2020
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
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.
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Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
Tue 19 May 2020
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vpn
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
Fri 31 Jan 2020
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cybersecurity
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cyber criminal
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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ComCom faces security breach from stolen computer equipment
Tue 8 Oct 2019
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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commerce commission
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.
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Limiting access key to minimising data breaches, says expert
Fri 16 Aug 2019
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cloud
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bi
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big data
"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."
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