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Hybrid working exacerbating cybersecurity problems for CIOs
Security needs to keep up with the evolving nature of today's workforce, as hybrid working continues to exacerbate cybersecurity problems for IT leaders.
Employers looking to mesh technology with hybrid working following COVID lockdowns
"Programs will need to leverage technology to ensure businesses can connect with their employees regardless of where they are."
Alibaba Cloud recognised as a Challenger among global cybersecurity service providers for network firewalls
The announcement marks the first time that Gartner has recognised Alibaba Cloud as a Challenger in the field of network firewalls.
Sophos discovers new Python ransomware called Memento
Cybercriminals are continuously scanning the internet for vulnerable online entry points, and they don't wait in line when they find one.
Kaspersky develops cybersecurity policy for bionic devices
"Human augmentation is a burgeoning area of technology which in fact remains underexplored."
Chorus fibre upgrade complete with faster broadband
"We’ve been ten years building our share of the fibre network and we’re nearly done."
Retail sector set to account for almost half of embedded finance market
Embedded finance is set to be worth US$3.5 trillion to the global retail sector, according to a new report.
Increase in ransomware attacks targeting organisations during the holiday period
Researchers also observed a 70% average increase in attempted ransomware attacks in November and December compared to January and February.
Gartner Magic Quadrant
Qualtrics named Leader for Voice of the Customer by Gartner
Qualtrics is positioned highest for its Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant for Qualtrics CustomerXM.
Samsung outlines cybersecurity strategy for devices
"While we are generally more mindful today of the dangers posed by hackers to our laptops and computers, we also need to recognise that smartphones are prone to cyberattacks as well."
Cyber threats escalating as alliances between threat actors grow
Scammers too band together in clans to automate and streamline fraudulent operations.
ESET analyses malicious frameworks targeting physically isolated networks
"For organisations with critical information systems and/or classified information, the loss of data could be hugely damaging. The potential that these frameworks have is very concerning."
Dell Technologies partners with AWS to fight ransomware attacks
Dell Technologies and Amazon Web Services have teamed up to bring Dell’s cyber recovery vault to the AWS Marketplace with the launch of Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS.
Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
"By focusing on in-depth input from tech platforms before coming to communities and individuals, it highlights the power imbalance with targeted communities."
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Sophos enhances Cloud Optix to simplify detection and response of AWS security incidents
"Sorting through and making sense of potentially thousands of user activity events to identify suspicious activity used to be near impossible."
Zerto launches Zerto In-Cloud for AWS to deliver disaster recovery at scale
"Organisations that run workloads in Amazon EC2 instances need to protect them with a simple and scalable disaster recovery solution."
Adobe: Digital the way forward as hybrid workforce persists post-pandemic
Most workplaces in 2021 can be characterised by its digitally driven workflows, virtual meetings, interactions and collaborations.
2degrees goes live with its 5G network
Ahead of the scheduled Q1 2022 customer launch, the 2degrees 5G network has been switched on in central Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Secure Code Warrior collaborates with AWS to enhance developer-led security
The collaboration will help businesses looking to upskill security teams to fortify the already-secure cloud by fulfilling the need for security to be intrinsic to a developer’s workflow.
Data security a key concern for trustees as cyber risks increase
"The ongoing challenge of data protection is being magnified not only by the rapid evolution of cyber threats but also by the necessity of working from home during the pandemic."
2021 the year of retention for retailers - report
Transparent delivery, flexible payment options and website speed are key factors driving online shoppers.
The most wonderful time of the year - for cybercriminals
For cybercriminals, it is the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies.
New variants of Android spyware linked to advanced persistent threat
"The attackers use social engineering to lure victims into granting the permissions needed to see into every corner of their digital life."
Red Hat bolsters partner ecosystem to accelerate data science across open hybrid cloud
"Data science and machine learning are helping drive innovation and business value in nearly every industry."