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Griffin on Tech: Getting ahead of denial of service attacks

Peter Griffin. 17 September 2021, 12:39 pm

The DDoS attacks of the last two weeks again raise the question of whether we are investing enough to deal with the new reality of cyber attacks.

New Zealand spends billions on defence, so why is only a tiny portion of this spent on cyber defence?

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Toybox: the tech you need to make lockdown more bearable

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2021, 9:27 am

Frustrated with your home tech set up? Here are some ideas to make the next stint of mandatory working from home more bearable.

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The changing face of the telco industry

Paul Brislen. 15 September 2021, 5:24 pm

The telco industry has come a long way since Teresa Gattung owned up to the fact the industry used "confusion as a marketing tool".

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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan

Kim Connolly-Stone. 13 September 2021, 10:18 am

Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.

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Apple's controversial plan to detect child abuse images has merit - and it's totally legal

Rick Shera. 10 September 2021, 10:45 am

Apple's plan to help stamp out child sex abuse material online has hit resistance but does a good job at balancing public good and privacy.

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.

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Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches

Andy Prow. 08 September 2021, 8:51 am

We have the tools and expertise to tackle the cybersecurity threats our country faces. I'm setting out to highlight how we can harness it to good effect.

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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures. 

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Brislen on Tech: 10 Print 'Hello World'

Paul Brislen. 30 July 2021, 5:43 pm

In which our plucky editor bids adieu as he rides off into the sunset.

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Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform

Techblog Staff. 28 July 2021, 7:56 am

Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.

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