A few years ago there was an ad campaign for New Zealand making fun of the fact that we are often left off maps. When looking at cyber security news it often feels like we are missed off the map too. There were plenty of international round-ups of cyber security events for 2021, but few mentioned what happened here in Aotearoa New Zealand. To redress the balance, here’s our list of New Zealand’s publicly reported cyber security events from 2021:
Hot off the virtual press is our latest monthly cybersecurity update. Our popular round-up of some of the cybersecurity-related events over the past month that caught our eye. This edition includes our thoughts on the recent Kaseya hack, an emerging job sector for Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Negotiators and what not to post in online forums when you have access to classified information. Read up on all this and more in the latest newsletter here.
Hot off the “virtual” press is our March newsletter. This month we discuss cyber news such as Accellion vulnerability and consider a use for blockchain and of course the associated risk that comes with this. We also highlight some useful resources such as the OPC’s Principle 12 tools and our very own flexible virtual roles to help you add some extra security muscle to your organisation. Click here to get the full picture.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 came into effect on the first of December last year.
In this blog, we’re going to give you a quick rundown of the changes that have been made to the Privacy Act, and how they might affect you. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it should hopefully cover the most substantial changes.
Stop, drop, and roll, is everything on fire?
Now that the media hysteria has abated on the topic of DDoS, it seems timely for us to provide some commentary on this long standing topic from the perspective of security professionals.
The recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on NZX, Stuff, RNZ, and many more have had the media bombarding us with updates and semi-new information aimed to keep us, the general public informed. Reading some articles on RNZ, Stuff, and NZHerald provide similar information on the attack.