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  • Medical device security ignites an ethics firestorm

    One security research company is taking a controversial approach to disclosing vulnerabilities: It’s publicizing the flaws as a way to tank a company’s stock.

    27 Aug. 16 09:33 Written by Michael Kan
  • Got big data? Check out these 100 best practices for keeping it secure

    Big data is best known for its volume, variety and velocity -- collectively referred to as the "3 Vs" -- and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud Security Alliance on Friday released a new report offering 100 best practices.

    27 Aug. 16 04:31 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • Vista expects big dollars from Chinese joint venture

    NZX-listed Vista Group International (NZX: VGL), a developer of software for the global movie industry says it expects its foray into the Chinese market to generate cash in excess of $38m in its first year. The figure is almost 50 percent of the company’s current annual revenues.

    26 Aug. 16 14:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Intergen accepted into Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle

    Microsoft partner Intergen, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Empired, has been made a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle 2016, which it says is “an elite group of 60 of the most strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners from around 10,000 certified Dynamics partners across the globe.”

    26 Aug. 16 13:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

    Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into data security.

    26 Aug. 16 04:26 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • TeamTalk plunges into the red after ‘difficult year’

    NZX listed telco, TeamTalk (NZX: TTK) has reported an after tax loss of $1.3m for the year to 30 June, after turning in a $1.3m profit the previous year. Revenue was down 0.6 percent to $57.3m and EBITDA down four percent to $12.6m.

    25 Aug. 16 13:49 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TransPacific research network upgraded to 100Gbps

    Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), REANNZ and the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) have upgraded the Southern Cross Trans-Pacific Optical Research Testbed (SXTransPORT) network linking Australia, New Zealand and the US from 40Gbps to 100Gbps to accommodate traffic growth driven by data-intensive science.

    25 Aug. 16 13:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Law Foundation stumps up $2m for research into IT challenges

    Independent charitable trust, the New Zealand Law Foundation, has set up a $2 million research fund to prepare New Zealand for the challenges of the information age by developing law and policy around IT, data, information and cyber-security.

    25 Aug. 16 13:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Passwords stolen from Mail.Ru were old, the company says

    A hack claims to have breached 25 million user accounts from forums belonging to Mail.Ru Group. But all of the stolen passwords are invalid, according to the Russian Internet company.

    25 Aug. 16 10:07 Written by Michael Kan
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