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30 March 2017
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
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.”
Immigration New Zealand | 30 March 2017
Every two years the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education conducts its Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS). The latest survey, conducted mid-last year, was released on 8 March. It surveyed over 19,000 information security professionals from over 170 countries about trends and issue
Minister Simon Bridges | 23 March 2017
The government released its first report on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan today.
10 March 2017
Connect Smart and Xero are advising New Zealand business owners to review their email account security. A current email scam re-directs invoice payments to a fraudulent bank account by hacking into insecure business email accounts. You can find advice here on how to keep your business more secure
Connect Smart Partners | 24 February 2017
According to Connect Smart research, one in five (20%) New Zealanders were affected by cyber crime in the past year, rising to 72% when spam and suspicious emails are factored in. As Kiwis are increasingly online in their work and personal environments, these figures can be expected to increase if i
Microsoft NZ | 24 February 2017
To coincide with Safer Internet Day on February 7, Microsoft released its inaugural Digital Civility Index, based on a survey that examined people’s attitudes and perceptions about online behaviours and interactions.
Peter Chisnall, Mastercard | 29 November 2016
With two out of three Kiwis shopping online at least monthly, Mastercard has some simple steps to help businesses and consumers protect their personal information as the festive season approaches.