Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • NZ ICT company uncovers Microsoft browser vulnerabilities

    Wellington-based ICT security company, — owned by Dimension Data — says it uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers for which Microsoft issued patches in May.

    21 June 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • PwC flags challenges for media and entertainment companies

    PwC has released its 18th annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 saying that entertainment and media companies accustomed to competing and creating differentiation through content and distribution must focus more intensely on user experience (UX).

    08 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cyber security biggest barrier to being digital

    IT quality assurance firm, Qual IT has released the results of a survey of New Zealand organisation saying, perhaps not surprisingly, that cyber security is the biggest concern for IT leaders in these organisations as they strive to become digital.

    08 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • From Iron Dome to IoT: mPrest’s vision for Vector partnership

    The technology behind Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interception system might seem far removed from monitoring power networks in New Zealand but mPrest Systems, the Israeli company whose software underpins Iron Dome, is the same one that last month formed a partnership with energy and communications network operator Vector, and its cofounder and CEO, Natan Barak has high expectations for the partnership.

    01 June 17 12:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government seeks cyber security skills

    New Zealand Government security bodies, all members of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) are on the hunt for a broad range of cyber security skills.

    29 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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