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The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
The most popular usernames of all time revealed
Interestingly, usernames one would think might be quite common, such as admin or user, did not make the list of the 200 most popular usernames.
New data reveals correlation between cyber attacks and work from home initiatives
“Our fundamental shift to working remotely has dramatically underscored the need for comprehensive security, as well as IT guidance and training to avoid breaches."
ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
Data breaches costing companies millions - could incident response help?
On average, data breaches cost companies $3.86 million per breach, with compromised employee accounts the most expensive root cause.
80% of security breaches involve exposure of customer data - IBM
The new report from IBM indicates that 80% of surveyed organisations reported having exposed customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) as a result of a breach.
LPM Property Management leaves Amazon S3 buckets unsecured
"We take the protection of our clients' data very seriously. That's why we promptly dealt with this issue once we were made aware of it. The data is fully protected after our external technical contractor acted to ensure it was safe. There is no evidence at all to suggest any unauthorised access."
NZ Police & research firm caught up in data breach
The firm believes that the breach could have compromised contact details of a number of people who have had contact with the police.
SafeSend available to VIPRE partners
VIPRE’s reseller partners can now offer SafeSend to their customers to help prevent data breaches caused by employee-error.
Cyber alert: tackling the unseen risk that could sink your business in 2020
A successful cyber attack can have many implications for your business, including a price tag you may be unwilling or unable to pay.
76% of execs losing sleep over being the next high-profile breach
Headline-grabbing security breaches of high-profile enterprises are becoming more common, fuelling the anxieties of business leaders who hope they're not next.
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
GoDaddy reveals widespread data breach
The company, which is the world’s biggest domain registrar with 77 million domains and 19 million accounts, apologised to an undisclosed number of its users in an email.
WHO urges caution after emails, passwords stolen
Approximately 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords, and emails belonging to others working on fighting COVID-19, were leaked on the internet.
Southeast Asia firms rank data protection as top security concern
"From the $81M USD heist against a central bank to a data breach leaking names of HIV cases, our past offers timeless lessons on cybersecurity which organisations and businesses in all shapes and sizes should definitely learn from."
Cybersecurity training: the key to strengthening your security posture
Australian organisations take an average of 200 days to identify a breach and another 81 days to contain them, both longer periods than a year ago.
How small security teams can benefit from simple attack detection and response
When you have a small, expensive, generalist security team, it is an inefficient use of their time to be chasing down ghosts and false positives.
The top four cloud IT security misconfigurations and how to fix them
Thankfully, there are some effective steps that can be taken to overcome four of the most common security issues, thereby reducing the attack surface.
It’s time for firms' cybersecurity credentials to take centre stage
leading enterprise database was also used to identify whether each company had a chief information security officer (CISO) or a chief security officer (CSO). The results proved extremely interesting…
Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
“Privacy is about being transparent and clear with customers and protecting their personal information. It’s about telling people what you’re collecting and what you’re going to do with it."
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards speaks at TechFest 2020
Edwards has a clear message: If New Zealand businesses undermine the issue of privacy, they will ruin their business.
Cloud security planning – here’s to a safer future
Discussion is likely to focus on cloud security, with IT professionals asking themselves: How did we cope with the threat situation last year?
New report reveals 'wall of shame' in health care data breaches
More than 27 million individuals were affected by breaches of protected health information, according to Bitglass.
KiwiSaver firm Generate hit by data breach
Between 29 December 2019 and 29 January 2020, the company alleges that an ‘unidentified’ third party gained access to its online application system and captured personal information belonging to some of its members.