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Data Protection
Managed Service Providers key to customer data protection
Frequent cyberattacks in the ASEAN region drive the demand for MSPs that can deliver purpose-built security solutions for SME customers.
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Data Protection
FiVerity, Fortanix and Intel launch fraud prevention initiative
“Confidential Computing is an initiative that requires leaders across the hardware and software industries in order to be successful."
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Data Protection
Password hygiene in New Zealand: Statistics, standing and standpoints
You can find a plethora of “how to” guides on the net, but seldom can you find any statements on how “password hygienic” we Kiwis are, or how our state of hygiene compares with other countries.
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DDoS
DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly large and complex
Distributed Denial-of-service attacks decreased slightly in 2021 but are becoming larger and more complex in nature, according to new analysis from F5.
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Data Protection
Backing up your business is about more than preventing data loss
Backups are a crucial part of doing business - typically most crucial directly after the realisation that one wasn't done properly.
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Data Protection
Three tech tips to thrive in a remote work future
Whether for better or for worse, remote work is here to stay. The battle continues as countries grapple with uneven vaccination rates and new coronavirus variants.
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Virtualisation
Micro Focus launches new Data Protector for Cloud solution
The new offering provides data protection capabilities across a wide range of public cloud providers, virtual environments and containers.
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Data Protection
Global poll unearths alarming data protection levels
A survey of 800 data security decision-makers across 11 countries from enterprises with 5,000 or more employees has disclosed a series of alarming results.
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Data Protection
43% of businesses aren't protecting their IoT infrastructure
While two thirds of organisations globally use IoT solutions, two-in-five don't protect them completely, according to a recent Kaspersky report.
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Data Protection
Kiwi exporters finding 'She'll be Right' doesn't fly in Europe
Cybersecurity expert Daniel Watson says international customers are demanding more rigorous cybersecurity from NZ firms.
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Firewall
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - First update of the year from SonicWall
This week we start the first of our SonicWall IT Jam series, speaking with sales director ASEAN Sales SooHan Bai.
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Data Protection
Pure Storage's six essential technology trends to watch in 2022
While COVID-19 marked 2020 and 2021, 2022 is set to be a year of recovery with organisations settling into new ways of working.
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Artificial Intelligence
Acquisitions, AI and automation, and privacy-focused legislation to shape data protection in 2022
Acquisitions, AI and automation, and privacy-focused legislation will shape the data protection sector in 2022, according to new predictions from Veeam Software.
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Data Protection
Barracuda launches updated email protection backed by API-based AI tech
"Barracuda Email Protection offers customers complete protection by combining gateway defence, API-based inbox defence, incident response, data protection, and user security awareness capabilities."
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Senetas
The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is treated a lot like aviation security. Breaches that don't result in catastrophic consequences don't stay in the national psyche for very long, in much the same way near-misses in aviation don't invite much public scrutiny.
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Data Protection
Flipping the traditional security model on its head: taking a data-first approach to cybersecurity
As organisations become more data-driven, they store more data in on-prem and cloud stores that employees can access from anywhere with phones, tablets and laptops.
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Data Protection
The GDPR and NZ: Why this relationship is so important to the future of data privacy in Aotearoa
In 2018, a new unprecedented data privacy law took the EU and, by association, the rest of the world by storm.
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Microsoft
Barracuda MSP business growth signals hope for smarter cybersecurity solutions
Data protection company Barracuda has recorded rapid growth in its managed service provider (MSP) business, with the acquisition of SKOUT cybersecurity playing a pivotal role in providing new opportunities. 
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Data Protection
Acquia officially receives 'protected' stamp from IRAP assessment
This confirms that Acquia Drupal Cloud has achieved the Australian government security status of Protected on selected deployments.
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Data Protection
How government agencies can deliver secure digital services to citizens
The uncertainty of the global pandemic has had an unexpected upside for New Zealand government agencies, with 83% of New Zealanders seeing their government as being generally trustworthy.
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Data Protection
New Zealanders unaware of common cyber scams, not taking basic precautions
Despite best intentions, most New Zealanders overlook key steps to protect sensitive data.
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Data Protection
CrowdStrike acquires SecureCircle, extends zero trust endpoint solution
"CrowdStrike will be setting a new standard for endpoint-based data protection by connecting zero trust enforcement to the device, the user identity and, with this acquisition, the data users are accessing and using.”
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Data Protection
Businesses failing to protect sensitive data in the cloud
New research has found 40% of organisations have experienced a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months. 
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Forcepoint
Putting data first: Managing regulations, protection and business agility
By putting data at the centre of cybersecurity infrastructures, enterprises can achieve consistent enforcement anywhere their people work.