Information security news stories
Free security training from the Open source Security Foundation
A free training course on developing secure software from the Open source Security Foundation is now available.
Not having phishing resistant MFA will come at a cost for the finance industry
With the volume of money handled by the finance industry on any given day, it's no wonder that it is a prime target for cybercriminals.
Cyber attacks rise 2,650% from January to December
Detected and blocked spam accounted for the majority of the attacks, with a 2,775% increase between January and December.
Forbury achieves ISO/IEC 27001 information security certification
Forbury, a commercial real estate valuation software company, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals.
Zoom awarded new international security certification after intensive evaluation
Communication tool Zoom has been announced as the first video communication client to be awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (v3.1 rev. 5), issued by the German Federal Office for Information Security.
NZ information security award finalists revealed
The 2021 iSANZ Awards have been announced with cybersecurity businesses, a big bank and experts from across the public and private sectors among the 18 finalists.
Why strengthening information security is essential for every successful cloud service provider
Through increased visibility into potential information security risks, ISO/IEC 27001 helps to protect your business, your reputation and adds value.
Citrix Workspace given highest level IRAP assessment
After an intensive assessment from an Australian Signals Directorate auditor, Citrix Workspace has been assessed at the Protected level.
ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
Gartner: Spending on information security and risk management to continue to grow in 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is driving short-term demand in areas such as cloud adoption, remote worker technologies and cost saving measures.
Aura InfoSec grows Wellington team
Aura Information Security has selected Christo Gouws as its new senior security consultant.
BlackBerry Cylance to receive IRAP certification
Company becomes first endpoint security provider to complete assessment to deliver native AI security to Australian federal agencies.
Aerohive achieves ISO/IEC 27001 cloud platform certification
Aerohive is the first cloud-managed networking vendor recognized by a global standard for commitment to information security management systems.
CERT NZ issues critical security controls for 2019
The annual list is designed to help businesses prioritise their security controls based on CERT NZ’s local and international threat intelligence.
Report on SingHealth breach condemns poor security practices
The 2018 Singapore SingHealth data breach was poorly managed and riddled with vulnerabilities from the start.
Mega-merger aligns physical & digital security across A/NZ
Optic Security Group is the name of one of A/NZ’s latest mega-mergers in the physical and digital security space, bringing combined revenues in excess of A$100 million to the table.
NZ Internet Task Force joins iSANZ Hall of Fame
NZITF chair Barry Brailey and former chairs Mike Seddon and Paul McKitrick received the award in Auckland last week.
A/NZ infosec spending approaches double-digit growth
Gartner has released a new forecast of Australia and New Zealand’s information security spending power between 2018 and 2019.
WA Govt invests $500k into dedicated cybersecurity team for public sector
"The McGowan Government is committed to developing and strengthening the resilience of public sector services and information from cyber attack."
Domain Name Commission & CERT NZ to share information about .nz cyber threats
The two agencies have agreed to share certain domain registration information so that they can ‘enhance’ cybersecurity in New Zealand.
Why is Hivint funding an Australian white hat hacking group? To grow the infosec community, of course
This homegrown Australian cybersecurity consulting firm is backing HHH to the tune of $15,000 – all to improve the infosec community.
ITIL: is it all that?
TIL is sometimes perceived and promoted in the context of risk and compliance, so let us consider where ITIL fits.