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Brislen on Tech: silent Cybersecurity war heats up

Paul Brislen. 24 July 2020, 2:27 pm

Australia is going to spend a billion dollars beefing up its cybersecurity regime and hiring an additional 500 cyber-spies to help take the fight to its enemies.

What does that mean for cybersecur…

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Social media meets social engineering

Paul Brislen. 22 July 2020, 7:23 am

As working remotely and connecting with teams both inside and outside our companies become the norm, spare a thought for our security teams who must cope with social media as a new attack vector.

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Apple users see serious ransomware attack

Paul Brislen. 08 July 2020, 8:39 am

Fake apps carrying an unwanted payload are the latest attack vector for cyber-criminals, but this time the target is Apple users. As Apple becomes more mainstream, is this the new playground for cyber…

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Brislen on Tech: What's the big deal with privacy?

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2020, 11:52 am

Privacy is one of those issues that means different things to different people. We value it and give it away freely without a second thought all at the same time.

Our data is important to us and i…

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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UK says no to Huawei after all

Paul Brislen. 25 May 2020, 2:01 pm

The UK government has decided that actually it can't have Huawei equipment in its 5G networks after all, and will require telcos remove all components by 2023.

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Dear Diary: contact tracing goes digital

Paul Brislen. 20 May 2020, 9:51 am

The government's contact tracing app has hit the market and promises to be just what the Prime Minister called it - a digital diary.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 May 2020, 2:39 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen

The government has announced an end to the 5G auction - now bring on the 5G itself. This year's budget is bigger than any ever r…

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Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2020, 10:18 pm

Smartphone sales plunged sharply in the first quarter and Chinese phone maker Huawei faces as uncertain future as the US trade ban crimps its international business.

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Contact tracing - coming to a phone near you this week?

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 8:05 am

With New Zealand's contact tracing app due to hit the phones any day now, the use of apps around the world varies from extreme to extreme with privacy concerns foremost on the bug fix list.

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Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ

Peter Griffin. 07 May 2020, 9:56 am

Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

aimee whitcroft. 17 April 2020, 7:38 am

InternetNZ councillor and open data proponent aimee whitcroft thinks there's a better way to think about data and its ownership and how we can share data without giving away the crown jewels.

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Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2020, 8:41 am

IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2020, 3:00 pm

This week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

The geek shall inherit the Earth... well, we will if we don't muck about (and if "Earth" is shorthand for "economy").

And video conferencing…

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Cyber security and COVID-19 – how to stay safe online

Buddle Findlay tech team. 01 April 2020, 7:49 am

Law firm Buddle Findlay has put together a piece on cyber security and how to keep your data safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reposted with kind permission.

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Bubble fun time

Sarah Putt. 26 March 2020, 11:07 am

Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?

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Level 4 is here - tech experts weigh in

Peter Griffin. 26 March 2020, 7:59 am

So we are now at Level-4, the vast majority of us are camped out in our makeshift home offices testing the limits of our broadband connections - and the family's patience.

What could possibly go wr…

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