Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Gigamon offers visibility into Amazon Web Services for NZ Enterprises

    ​Gigamon has announced availability in New Zealand and Australia of the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Amazon Web Services, saying it provides consistent visibility into data in motion across an enterprise: on-premise, remote sites, public cloud, private, and hybrid architectures.

    22 May 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SharePoint stuff-up fingered for MSD’s data exposure

    ​A glitch in a temporary system used by the Ministry of Social Development to hold client data has been blamed on misconfiguration of permissions in Microsoft SharePoint.

    19 May 17 07:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Early challenge for NZ’s new cyber security response team

    ​Just a week after the announcement of its formation, New Zealand’s new National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been called on to help the nation respond to a global ransomware attack of epic proportions.

    15 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How Aussie innovation is helping secure IT

    Last September a report by US think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, commissioned by Intel Security, found that 88 per cent of Australian IT decision makers surveyed believed there was a local shortage of cyber security skills.

    21 April 17 08:41 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Humans are (still) the weakest cybersecurity link

    Companies are regularly compromised by social engineering schemes, such as phishing and ransomware. Here’s what they can do prevent attacks and, if that’s too late, mitigate the damage.

    20 April 17 04:56 Written by Clint Boulton
  • Government wants more co-operation to improve cyber security

    The government has released its first annual report on the implementation of its Cyber Security Strategy and its plans to address cyber crime, calling for government and the private sector to work together to drive improved cyber security across the economy.

    24 March 17 16:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Palo Alto Networks protects The Lines Company

    The Lines Company, the electricity distributor for the King Country region of the North Island, has replaced its firewalls with Palo Alto Networks’ security platform and next generation firewalls to boost its protection against cyber threats.

    02 March 17 11:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Businesses urged to insure against cyber risk

    Delta Insurance, which claims to be the only NZ owned specialist liability underwriting agency, is ramping up its credentials in the cyber risk insurance market, releasing a white paper on technology liability and saying cyber security threats are likely to be the key issue facing the industry.

    27 Feb. 17 13:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Businesses simply ‘ticking the boxes’ on cyber security

    Despite the high prevalence of cyber attacks, and two recent surveys showing that cyber security and cyber threats are top of mind for New Zealand CEOs, security for most organisations as “just a compliance or box-ticking exercise,” according to global business advisory firm, Grant Thornton.

    24 Feb. 17 12:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Insurers urged to lift their game on cyber risk

    The head of the NZ arm of global insurance broker, Marsh&McLennan, has lashed out at the insurance industry for what he says is its tardiness in providing protections for cyber related risks.

    22 Feb. 17 09:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Kim Dotcom team to appeal High Court’s extradition ruling

    ​Kim Dotcom’s legal team has said it will appeal against the High Court’s decision that he and two colleagues can be extradited and face trial in the US or a range of charges stemming from Kim Dotcom making copyright material available via his Megaupload service.

    21 Feb. 17 09:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • DNS: The ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of the Internet

    Arbor Networks has released its twelfth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), singling out the Domain Name System (DNS) as one of the Internet services most targeted by DDoS attacks and saying it remains the Achilles Heel of global Internet infrastructure.

    24 Jan. 17 09:20 Written by Stuart Corner