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Companies test defences against new cyber crime threat

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The true state of businesses’ cyber security defences

It appears that Kiwi businesses are finally taking cyber security more seriously – but research shows there’s still room for improvement.

New research from Kordia has revealed that New Zealand businesses are taking cyber security more seriously as the number of cyber-attacks continues to rise. However, the company notes that while progress is being made, chinks remain in the corporate armour – and people still present the greatest risk of all.

According to Esmée O’Brien (pictured), head of communications at Kordia, the results of the research are encouraging, particularly in regards to cyber security awareness and preparedness. 

“Over half of New Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling victim to cyber-crime. Two thirds of businesses updated or reviewed their policies in the wake of the recent high-profile ransomware attacks. And, more than half of all businesses are planning to increase their budget for information security in the year ahead.”

In addition, in the

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State of NZ businesses’ cyber security defences

New research reveals the state of NZ businesses’ cyber
security defences

Kiwi businesses taking cyber security
more seriously – but there’s room for improvement

New research from Kordia, a leading provider of
business-critical technology and cyber security solutions,
has revealed that New Zealand businesses are taking cyber
security more seriously as the number of cyber-attacks
continues to rise. However, the company notes that while
progress is being made, chinks remain in the corporate
armour – and people still present the greatest risk of
all.

According to Esmée O’Brien, head of
communications at Kordia, the results of the research are
encouraging, particularly in regards to cyber security
awareness and preparedness.

“Over half of New
Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling
victim to cyber-crime. Two thirds of businesses updated or
reviewed their policies in the wake of the recent
high-profile ransomware attacks. And, more than

Read more at: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1711/S00395/state-of-nz-businesses-cyber-security-defences.htm

State of NZ businesses’ cyber security defences | Scoop News

New research reveals the state of NZ businesses’ cyber
security defences

Kiwi businesses taking cyber security
more seriously – but there’s room for improvement

New research from Kordia, a leading provider of
business-critical technology and cyber security solutions,
has revealed that New Zealand businesses are taking cyber
security more seriously as the number of cyber-attacks
continues to rise. However, the company notes that while
progress is being made, chinks remain in the corporate
armour – and people still present the greatest risk of
all.

According to Esmée O’Brien, head of
communications at Kordia, the results of the research are
encouraging, particularly in regards to cyber security
awareness and preparedness.

“Over half of New
Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling
victim to cyber-crime. Two thirds of businesses updated or
reviewed their policies in the wake of the recent
high-profile ransomware attacks. And, more than

Read more at: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1711/S00395/state-of-nz-businesses-cyber-security-defences.htm

UK cyber defences among the best in Europe

Topping the list of most prepared European Union (EU) nations is the Netherlands, with an overall cyber attack preparedness rating of 60%, according to a report by Website Builder Expert (WBE).

Following the Netherlands is Estonia (58%), France and Italy

Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450426871/UK-cyber-defences-among-the-best-in-Europe

Nato assisting Ukrainian cyber defences after ransom ware attack cripples government and businesses

Nato will help Ukraine improve its cyber defences after a massive attack paralysed government ministries and dozens of businesses across the country.

Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, said a fund had been set up to assist Ukraine in improving its resistance to cyber attacks.

“The attack in May and this week just underlines the importance of strengthening our cyber defences and that is what we are doing,” Mr Stoltenburg said ahead of a meeting of Nato defence minister in Brussels on Wednesday.

“Nato helps Ukraine with cyber defence and has established a trust fund to finance programs to help Ukraine improve its cyber defences,” he said.

“The attacks we have seen this week highlight the importance of the support Nato provides to Ukraine. We will continue to do this and it is an important part of our cooperation,” he added.

A global cyber attack on Tuesday crippled government departments and businesses

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/28/nato-assisting-ukrainian-cyber-defences-ransom-ware-attack-cripples/

Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone …

Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore.

News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend.

The 35-year-old and three other IT colleagues were racing against time to keep the infection at bay as experts had warned that there could be more fallout on Monday, when people turned on their computers at work. Mr Tan’s company maintains the IT systems of hundreds of organisations in Singapore.

The scramble continued the next day, as they found several systems susceptible to WannaCry. “We hardly had time for meals and rest- room breaks,” says Mr Tan.

News of hospitals, government agencies and railway operations around the world being disrupted by WannaCry sends a chilling message – cyberspace has

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/gone-phishing-so-everyone-on-guard

Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone, on guard

Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore.

News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend.

The 35-year-old and three other IT colleagues were racing against time to keep the infection at bay as experts had warned that there could be more fallout on Monday, when people turned on their computers at work. Mr Tan’s company maintains the IT systems of hundreds of organisations in Singapore.

The scramble continued the next day, as they found several systems susceptible to WannaCry. “We hardly had time for meals and rest- room breaks,” says Mr Tan.

News of hospitals, government agencies and railway operations around the world being disrupted by WannaCry sends a chilling message – cyberspace has

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/gone-phishing-so-everyone-on-guard