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Cybercriminals Adopt Con-artist Tactics To Trick Unsuspecting Kiwis

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 9:44 am | Daniel Watson

Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in New Zealand with a combination of cybercrime strategies and telephone tactics straight out of the con-artists playbook. Author of the book 'She'll Be Right (Not!) – a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business owners ... More >>

Too Many Kiwi SMEs Still Playing Loose With Customer Data

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:34 am | Daniel Watson

Escalating cyberattacks require companies to get serious about protecting customers Too many Kiwi SMEs still retain customer information for no good reason – despite the right to be forgotten – which creates unnecessary risk for the New Zealand ... More >>

Smishing: Cyber Attackers Use Names You Trust To Hack Your Phone

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 9:36 am | Daniel Watson

Cyber Smart Week October 18 - 24 People could be forgiven for dismissing this Cyber Smart Week as yet another 'awareness' week, but – as demonstrated by the recent spate of cyberattacks targeting mobile phones using iconic New Zealand company names ... More >>

Change urgently needed in defence against cybercrime

Monday, 20 September 2021, 9:26 am | Daniel Watson

Cultural change urgently needed in defence against cybercrime attacks Spending millions of dollars and IT specialists working around the clock to defend against the wave of cyber-attacks currently engulfing New Zealand will only be a losing battle until ... More >>

Compromised Passwords: Don’t Ignore Those IPhone Alerts

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 8:32 am | Daniel Watson

Kiwis with iPhones who recently starting noticing alerts notifying them that their passwords are compromised should not ignore the alerts if they want to keep their details and account information safe. "Some are ignoring the iPhone alerts, ... More >>

Waikato DHB Attack Just The Beginning Of Handsfree Cybercrime Tsunami

Friday, 21 May 2021, 9:19 am | Daniel Watson

The relatively low risks associated with online crime and the rise of international cybercrime syndicates mean that New Zealanders must brace for more attacks such as that carried out on the Waikato District Health Board. Author of the book 'She'll ... More >>

Data Breaches Enabling Blackmail, Extortion And Intellectual Property Theft

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 5:14 am | Daniel Watson

Data breaches and cyberattacks are no longer just an online issue as, increasingly, sinister players use personal information to gain leverage over individuals and organisations online and offline. The author of a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business owners, ... More >>

Microsoft Exchange Breach A Wake-up Call To Kiwi SMEs – Ditch The Server

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 6:34 am | Daniel Watson

The international breach of Microsoft Exchange by hackers in March is believed to have impacted a large but unknown number of New Zealand companies. It should serve as a timely warning to many local SMEs that it's time to toss the company server. ... More >>

How Teenagers May Be Compromising Your Company’s Data

Friday, 26 February 2021, 12:31 pm | Daniel Watson

New Zealand's latest Covid.19 lockdown is a timely reminder to SMBs that pandemic disruption has a way to go yet, which means it is time to move beyond the casual approach to work-from-home arrangements because it is a serious cybersecurity risk ... More >>