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Kevin Wu, Principal Security Consultant, Quantum Security | 29 June 2017

The Mobile Movement – Quantum Security

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Mobile devices have increasingly become an essential part of our everyday lives. Our phones are no longer just a device for making calls or sending text messages. We rely on them for wider communication, transaction, navigation, media, Internet, lifestyle applications and more. Quantum Security

Chris Chong – SafeStack | 26 May 2017

Catch a Phish – Safestack

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Phishing attacks continue to evolve and are becoming more complex, sophisticated and harder to detect. Attacks are also increasingly targeted at individuals and organisations with the intent of not only accessing your data and/or stealing your money, but also infecting your systems with malware.

Peter Plowman, Senior Manager, Fraud and Security and Nick Tucker, IT Risk and Security | 26 May 2017

Educating employees through ethical phishing – Kiwibank

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Phishing can serve a purpose and be used for good. That is what Peter Plowman and Nick Tucker from Kiwibank suggest when phishing is used as part of an educational exercise within organisations.

Ryan Ko, Associate Professor within the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Waikato | 26 May 2017

Interview with Ryan Ko – University of Waikato

Ryan Ko is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato. Ryan is also the Director of the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, and Head of the Cyber Security Lab. He is a member of the Cyber Security Skills Taskforce,

Stay Smart Online | 05 May 2017

ALERT PRIORITY HIGH: Google Docs Phishing Scam

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Users are warned to be aware of a reported phishing scam involving a fake invitation to share a Google Docs document.

Philip Whitmore, Partner – Cyber Security, KPMG | 28 April 2017

From cyber-weary to cyber-energised – KPMG


There’s a rising chorus of “cyber fatigue” permeating New Zealand organisations, as cyber security is starting to become understandably tiresome. This phenomenon arises at a time when avoiding negative PR is paramount for success. As IT professionals concede that a breach is no longer a matter of “i

Howard Broad | 28 April 2017

Howard Broad: Speech to NZ Law Society: Cyber Law Conference

Howard Broad: Speech to NZ Law Society: Cyber Law Conference; Wellington 4 April 2017

Stay Smart Online | 26 April 2017

ALERT: Updates for Chrome and Firefox

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Stop using unsupported software and apply new security updates: Alert Priority High   Google and Mozilla have issued new security updates for their widely used products. Google has released Chrome 58.0.3029.81 for Windows, Mac, and...

30 March 2017

Technology-related risks and cyber security – Marsh

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Technology-related risks top Marsh’s Directors’ Risk Survey Report for 2016. Both external risk of cyber-attacks, and internal risk of major IT incidents, are the top concerns of directors and are considered to have the greatest potential impact to businesses.

Mark Jones, Head of Financial and Professional Risks, Crombie Lockwood NZ | 30 March 2017

Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery – Crombie Lockwood

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In 2012, the then FBI director, Robert Mueller, was quoted as saying “there are only two types of companies; those that have been hacked and those that will be. Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.”

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