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CERT quarterly report: incidents up but losses down

Paul Brislen. 19 September 2018, 8:28 am

CERT has released its latest quarterly report and while the number of reported incidents is up from 506 to 736 in the quarter, financial losses are down by 24%.

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Paul Brislen. 07 September 2018, 3:55 pm

Privacy is usually treated as a fundamental human right, but in New Zealand at least it's not part of the Bill of Rights.

There isn't a single mention of the word "privacy" in the bill.

Yet most people will tell you they have a right not to have neighbours take photos of them in their home, that they should be free from surveillance and should be allowed to get on with their lives without having to worry about being spied upon.

But can you rely on that anymore?

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Five Eyes calls on tech sector to 'do the right thing'

Paul Brislen. 03 September 2018, 7:05 am

The spy agencies of the so-called Five Eyes group (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US and UK) have called on IT companies to "voluntarily establish lawful access solutions to their products and services" as intelligence organisations struggle with encrypted communications.

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Trump threatens to regulate search results

Paul Brislen. 29 August 2018, 7:19 am

Donald Trump has today lashed out at US tech giant Google for allegedly hiding the good news stories about his presidency and raised the spectre of regulating the search engine business, presumably to…

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Microsoft moves to shut down alleged Russian phishing sites

Paul Brislen. 22 August 2018, 7:10 am

Microsoft says it has blocked an attempted attack on the US Senate and a conservative think tank ahead of mid-term elections in November.

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iSANZ Awards open for nominations

Paul Brislen. 20 August 2018, 7:01 am

The security industry's big night out looms with calls for nominations in this year's iSANZ Awards.

iSANZ's goal is to "inspire, promote and reflect" on New Zealand's information security people an…

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Paul Brislen. 17 August 2018, 12:57 pm

Advance Australia Fair. Not really. Sadly, the Lucky Country is in the middle of a monster drought which shows no signs of letting up any time soon. It's also apparently willing to elect a man who can…

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Bias - a very wicked problem…

Victoria Maclennan. 17 August 2018, 10:49 am

Algorithms aren't always the most enticing subject to talk to a Humanities and Social Science course about, but as Victoria Maclennan found, when it comes to algorithmic bias, everyone needs to know.

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Fitness tracking watches now surplus to requirements

Paul Brislen. 08 August 2018, 6:51 am

Following revelations that US troops on deployment around the world were publishing their location data courtesy of their fitness trackers, the US Department of Defense (sic) has called time on the pr…

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Paul Brislen. 03 August 2018, 4:00 pm

Pop quiz: You open up your laptop and discover all your files are encrypted and a mysterious message says you're not getting your data back unless you give someone $5000 via an anonymised service. You…

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Fallout from health IT projects continues

Paul Brislen. 26 July 2018, 7:25 am

Both Australia and Singapore are reeling following privacy concerns raised in relation to online health records.

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