Cybersafety news stories
ChildFund launches new campaign to protect children online
ChildFund says WEB Safe & Wise aims to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse online while also empowering them to become digitally savvy.
Zoom puts greater focus on the platform's security and privacy
Zoom has recently received a variety of third-party certifications, unveiled product innovations, and established programs, focusing on security and privacy.
TikTok's unveils plans to safeguard and diversify recommendations
TikTok has unveiled new details about the platform's work to safeguard and diversify its recommendation system.
Waikato DHB warned a cyberattack 'catastrophic for patient safety'
Waikato DHB was warned its IT security was severely compromised months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
Why the biggest cyber-attacks go undetected
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are not singular events. They are an ongoing process with multiple steps.
How credentials became an attacker’s easiest target
Even with education and phishing tests, users continue to hand over legitimate logins to attackers, who in turn exploit them with a high degree of success.
The threat model as a compass
Just like a compass, regularly reviewing the threat model keeps the CTI teams IR’s pointed in the right direction over time.
How businesses unknowingly leave themselves at risk
Recent cyber-events highlight the risks confronting enterprises that depend on a single vendor for their infrastructure, tools, and security.
Zero trust in NZ, and its rise from fringe approach to industry standard
The guiding principle of a zero trust security model is that no-one in an organisation — from a new recruit to the CISO — is granted intrinsic trust to access the network.
BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
The rising importance of mainframe security
Mainframe-reliant organisations should maintain a robust security posture to ensure that data remains secure.
How an intelligence-driven approach can close the XDR gap
Extended detection and response (XDR) has become the white-hot name in the security world, writes Anomali senior VP and GM Stree Naidu.
NZ organisations see cybersecurity boost as TechnologyOne upgrades platform
The company has completed a ‘significant architectural redesign’ of its security in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - BeyondTrust CTO discusses common attack vectors in 2021
In Techday's third and final IT Jam with BeyondTrust, we speak to Marc Maiffret, who is the company's CTO.
Technology, not training, protects users from phishing
Businesses should prioritise utilisation of readily available authentication technologies to prevent the ongoing phishing threat.
ESET and Chillisoft launch MDR solution in A/NZ
The MDR service offers customers remotely delivered security operation centre capabilities, which can be used to respond to threats.
Secureworks expands EDR portfolio with two new solutions
The two new tools will give customers access to ‘comprehensive prevention, detection, and response protection across the attack surface’.
Secure your new hybrid workplace – because it’s here to stay
Identity and access management are poised to take centre stage in the next phase of corporate security revamp, writes Entrust security director for APJ James Cook.
Playing dumb no longer an option against ransomware reporting
Given the massive amounts of data enterprises hold, it may seem like an impossible task to prove what data was accessed and by whom. It isn’t.
Privileged Access Management / PAM
Secure cloud migration with privileged access management
PAM can offer insight into risks that may be adjusted depending on the threat landscape, writes ThycoticCentrify chief security scientist Joseph Carson.
10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Technologies is a cybersecurity company specialising in endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence.
Countering the rise of credential-based attacks
By implementing behavioural analytics and smart password practices, security teams can thwart credential-based attacks across the organisation.
When it comes to malware, think like James Bond and trust no-one
Implementing advanced threat protection (ATP) as part of a zero trust SASE architecture is an important step in proactively blocking known and zero-day threats.
How can businesses prepare for ransomware?
To prevent attacks, organisations should apply preventive security controls that reduce the attack surface and test those controls against a ransomware attack scenario.
From ransomware to RansomOps: Why the ‘new kid on the block’ spells trouble for the unprepared enterprise
When teams have a clear view of all assets and treat them equally, then they are much closer to stopping attacks in their tracks.