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Cybersecurity
CyberArk launches $30M investment fund to advance security
CyberArk has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures, a $30 million global investment fund dedicated to advancing the next generation of security disruptors.
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Endpoint Protection
Qualys adds zero-touch patching to Patch Management app
"As organisations implement zero-trust security frameworks, the ability to automate patching so they can better trust assets becomes a foundational aspect of their cyber defence strategy.”
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Security intelligence
ThreatQuotient extends professional services for security intelligence
ThreatQuotient’s global Professional Services team was first launched in 2017 and provides core capabilities to assess, design and build a threat-centric security operations function.
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IBM
IBM outlines why the 'boom' moment is key to better security
“Often I’m talking with people on the worst day of their business’ life.”
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Surveillance
GCSB welcomes Inspector-General's report on intelligence warrants
Intelligence warrants can include surveillance, private communications interception, searches of physical places and things, and the seizure of communications, information and things.
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Cloud
Mimecast integrates with IBM’s security platform
The new Mimecast for IBM QRadar app is designed to offer joint customers improved visibility into potential vulnerabilities.
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LogRhythm
LogRhythm promotes from within for APAC sales director role
Simon Howe, who served as A/NZ director of sales, has taken up the role.
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Security intelligence
Govt launches National Security Science and Technology Policy
"Australia needs to remain at the forefront of science and innovation so we can meet any new and emerging threats to our security."
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Cybersecurity
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
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Security intelligence
Safeguarding users with a Human Point System in security policy
Observing human behaviour and understanding user-intent is the key to better security and to protect against critical business data and IP loss.
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Cybersecurity
Govt announces $50m Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
According to MP Craig Laundy, the investment boosts Australia’s reputation as a safe and secure place to do business.
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HP
HP recruits former GCSB researcher for new Security Advisory Board
Ex-GCSB researcher Justine Bone has scored a role in HP’s new Security Advisory Board, alongside a former hacker and a security consultant.
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Security intelligence
Darktrace joins UK Prime Minister on trade mission to Japan
Darktrace EMEA CEO Poppy Gustafsson is one of a select group of business leaders accompanying UK Prime Minister on a trade mission to Japan.
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Security intelligence
Proficio furthers push into APAC security market through new Hong Kong base
Fast-growing managed security services provider Proficio has a new base in Hong Kong as it widens its presence across the Asia Pacific region.
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Security intelligence
Former Symantec sales head leads Gurucul expansion in Asia
Security intelligence provider Gurucul is setting its sights on the Asia Pacific region.Symantec/Blue Coat head of sales Sandeep Puri leads the way.
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Ransomware
How to protect your organisation from WannaCry ransomware
We found that the ransomware does not have any truly novel tricks up its sleeve. It is standard ransomware.
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Training
Speed-networking for security: NSW Govt, industry & students join forces
“Strong cyber security will be fundamental to our growth and prosperity in the global economy as well as our national security."
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Education
New online training tool to help Kiwi businesses slash their cyber risk
Aura Information Security has finished work on the very first module of its e-learning programme as part of the Cyber Security by Kordia suite.
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Verizon
Verizon's Threat Research Advisory Center a 'significant milestone' for intelligence
Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Center is now live and operational - representing what it calls a ‘significant milestone’ into cybersecurity.
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Security intelligence
Moving towards DevSecOps to save time and money
The big development project is almost ready to go live, inside the deadline. Just your security review to go. What happens next?
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LogRhythm
Big finance deal expands LogRhythm's global market presence
“Its powerful security analytics and intelligence platform enables companies to quickly detect and respond to cyber threats."
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Managed Services
Managed security services: The answer to growing cyber threats?
"Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting a business against breaches is becoming a difficult task."
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Security intelligence
NZ Police teams up with Auckland software company to fight crime
“The Auror platform has been used by Police to prioritise high-risk offenders and more effectively deploy our resources to respond to crimes."
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Cybersecurity
Greens call for opposition involvement in hiring of new GCSB director
John Key has treated the GCSB as his own personal protection service.