Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Unitec hosting international cyber security conference

    Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland has won a bid to bring the International Privacy, Security & Trust Conference to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time since its inception 14 years ago. It will be organised in conjunction with the University of New Brunswick.

    27 Sept. 16 11:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘Could do better’: Survey’s verdict on ANZ cyber security

    Cyber security company, CyberArk has released the findings of its 10th annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape Survey saying it show a number of countries, New Zealand included, could do better with their cyber security practices.

    23 Sept. 16 09:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dell SonicWALL names Dicker Data as NZ disti

    Dicker Data New Zealand has become an authorised distributor for network security vendor Dell SonicWALL. Dicker Data will distribute the full portfolio of SonicWALL products, including the recently announced Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series OS 8.5 and SonicOS 6.2.6 firmware.

    22 Sept. 16 10:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Trouble spotted on the network

    No sophisticated SOC? You can still be pretty sure that you’re aware of anything potentially troublesome.

    12 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • The secret to addressing the cyber security skills gap? Women

    The arms race between criminals and experts seeking to protect sensitive information, systems and infrastructure continues to heat up. However, the growing security skills shortage poses a challenge to both private and public sector organisations.

    09 Sept. 16 11:53 Written by Michelle Weatherhead, BAE Systems
  • This USB thumb drive will fry your unsecured computer

    A Chinese company is selling a USB flash drive with a capacitor that will discharge an electric pulse guaranteed to destroy the motherboard of a computer into which it's connected.

    09 Sept. 16 05:51 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • iSANZ seeks security excellence for annual awards

    Entries for the second annual Information Security Awards New Zealand (iSANZ) have opened. There are four awards: one individual and three for organisations.

    30 Aug. 16 07:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wynyard plunges to six month $37.5m loss

    Struggling NZX-listed cyber security company, Wynyard (NZX: WYN) has reported a pre-tax loss of $37.6m for the six months to 30 June 2016, double its loss for the same period in 2015. Revenue was $12.9m, only marginally up on the $12.4m for the same period last year.

    24 Aug. 16 16:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Web protection provider SafeDNS comes to NZ

    SafeDNS, a provider of cloud-based services for web content filtering and parental control has announced its entry into the Australian and New Zealand Market, saying the move will give corporate and residential Internet users the opportunity to significantly raise their level of internet security.

    12 Aug. 16 10:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Delta Insurance offers comprehensive cyber risk insurance

    Delta Insurance New Zealand has introduced what it says is the most comprehensive cyber security insurance product available in New Zealand, providing coverage across the full spectrum of cyber risks before, during and after any incident.

    11 Aug. 16 13:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cyber insurance trends scrutinised

    Trans-Tasman business advisory firm, BDO, has teamed up with the Australian cyber emergency response team, AusCert, to survey Australian and New Zealand companies’ approach to cyber insurance.

    08 Aug. 16 12:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IT security: New Zealanders ‘too trusting’

    IT services company, Origin IT says that 50 per cent of staff in its client companies will open unidentified emails and 30 per cent will click on links, many of which are designed to download malware into corporate networks.

    11 July 16 14:00 Written by Stuart Corner