Security

From stolen credentials to vulnerability exploits – are you ready to counter emerging threats?

Author: Stephen Burmester, Asia Pacific Regional Leader, X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS), IBM Security The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving. As countermeasures negate the effectiveness of one type of attack, malicious actors move to another threat vector. It can seem like an endless game of tit-for-tat, but by knowing what threats to […]

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Whaling: a new front in cybercrime

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Earlier this year, the head of a UK-based energy firm received a call from the CEO of his German parent company. The CEO gave him an urgent directive, instructing the UK executive to send funds to one of the company’s suppliers in Hungary within an hour. […]

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Keeping privacy front of mind

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand A colleague was telling me recently that he and his wife had been idly viewing an open house on the weekend. It was a routine, everyday moment – but then something caught his attention. The estate agent was using an iPad to allow visitors to register […]

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Navigating cybersecurity standards for financial institutions

Learn how to prepare for APRA Security Standard CPS 234 Authors: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security A/NZ IBM Global Markets – Cognitive Solutions Unit Industry Platforms & Ruby Li, Associate Partner, IBM Security From 01 July, 2019 APRA Security Standard CPS 234 will impose new cybersecurity requirements on financial institutions. The standard aims to improve […]

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IBM is an Incident Response Leader in Forrester Wave Cybersecurity Report

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Consulting & System Integration (C&SI) Leader – A/NZ IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software These days, it’s no longer a matter of “if” you’re going to suffer a cyber breach, it’s a matter of “when.” When the inevitable breach happens, how you respond to the breach matters. An ineffective response can add even […]

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Cybersecurity today for the quantum era of tomorrow

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security, Australia and New Zealand Just as quantum computing promises to deliver revolutionary growth in computing power, it also holds the potential for massive advancements in cybersecurity, helping detect and deflect attacks before they cause harm. But quantum computing may also create new vulnerabilities – for example, if malicious actors […]

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Using AI to address the cybersecurity skill shortage

Author – John Martin, IBM New Zealand security practice leader Humans are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity – over 90% of security incidents are attributable to human error. This is when people do things like click on a bad link, open an attachment which is laden with malware or fail to change […]

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Reimagining the digital age

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security Australia and New Zealand Customers’ needs are constantly changing, and to meet them a business needs to keep evolving as well. A successful transformation isn’t a one-off event – it’s an ongoing process of improvement, reinvention and innovation. The role of CIOs and other senior IT leaders is evolving […]

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Maintaining CIA to keep healthcare security threats at bay

Author: Stephen Burmester, Asia Pacific Lead, X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Imagine that your healthcare organisation just went on bypass due to a cyberattack. For those unfamiliar with the term, bypass is when a health care facility is unable to provide services for one reason or another. When […]

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