Story image

PwC wins iSANZ award for interactive cyber security simulation

21 Nov 2016

PwC won the Best Security Awareness Campaign Award from iSANZ for 'Game of Threats', the company’s interactive simulation of a cyber security incident. 

The iSANZ awards are New Zealand’s only dedicated awards recognising and acknowledging local contributions to information security. 

They were held in Wellington last week, with around 200 people in attendance from New Zealand’s information security community.

Adrian van Hest, PwC partner and cyber security leader, says it’s a great recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team involved.

“We’ve had such a great reception and participation since we started running these simulations and it’s an excellent result to win this award,” says van Hest.

“Game of Threats is an interactive game that simulates the real world challenges of a cyber security breach from the perspectives of both an attacker and the leadership of an organization.”

Judges also made a special mention of Game of Threats saying that the stand-out was PwC, whose Game of Threats initiative enabled not just one company but many to experience the real threat of a security breach.

“The creation of a reusable software experience has had a multiplier effect on the cost effectiveness and reach of this campaign,” Judges said.

“We would also like to congratulate the winners of the other categories, as well as everyone who entered the awards,” says van Hest.

“It’s great to see this level of awareness and commitment to the very real threats of cyber security.”

New threat rears its head in new malware report
Check Point’s researchers view Speakup as a significant threat, as it can be used to download and spread any malware.
Oracle updates enterprise blockchain platform
Oracle’s enterprise blockchain has been updated to include more capabilities to enhance development, integration, and deployment of customers’ new blockchain applications.
Used device market held back by lack of data security regulations
Mobile device users are sceptical about trading in their old device because they are concerned that data on those devices may be accessed or compromised after they hand it over.
Gartner names ExtraHop leader in network performance monitoring
ExtraHop provides enterprise cyber analytics that deliver security and performance from the inside out.
Symantec acquires zero trust innovator Luminate Security
Luminate’s Secure Access Cloud is supposedly natively constructed for a cloud-oriented, perimeter-less world.
Palo Alto releases new, feature-rich firewall
Palo Alto is calling it the ‘fastest-ever next-generation firewall’ with integrated cloud-based DNS Security service to stop attacks.
The right to be forgotten online could soon be forgotten
Despite bolstering free speech and access to information, the internet can be a double-edged sword, because that access to information goes both ways.
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.