Security

Identity theft: a personal and organisational threat

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Identity theft is a growing phenomenon, affecting as many as 133,000 New Zealanders annually at a cost to the economy of as much as $209 million every year1. Typically, identity theft is used to perform financial transactions using accounts in another person’s name. These can be […]

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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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What would a data breach do to your company?

The landmark 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 500 companies around the world and reviewed 10 years of historical data to get a comprehensive view of the impact of data breaches. The results are compelling. The costs of data breaches are increasing – as is the time it takes […]

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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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Cyber resilience: A state of unreadiness

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security Despite an increasing need for incident response planning, the majority of enterprises do not have an effective strategy to handle cybersecurity incidents, according to results of a recent global study of cyber resilience. The study, conducted by Ponemon Institute and […]

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IBM is an Incident Response Leader in Forrester Wave Cybersecurity Report

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security 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 more […]

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Are you ready to strike when threat actors attack?

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security As the cyber threat landscape evolves, what we saw in 2018 is organisations across all industries are facing unmanageable levels of cyber threats brought on by the changing threat landscape, the risk of exposure and an ever-growing attack surface. The […]

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So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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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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Security reflections – yesterday, today and the future

Author: Chris Hockings, regional CTO for IBM Security in A/NZ Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Bruce Schneier to Sydney. Bruce is much more than just the CTO of IBM Resilient and Special Advisor to IBM Security. He is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is […]

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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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