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The top 10 web security pitfalls to avoid

Peter Membrey. 22 September 2021, 2:07 pm

When creating, maintaining or operating an information technology system, it's always useful to know what sort of pitfalls you need to watch out for.

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Let’s use mandatory record keeping to demonstrate the tech industry’s competence

Tim McNamara. 20 September 2021, 9:09 am

With mandatory record-keeping now part of the Covid-19 contact tracing effort, the tech industry has a bigger role than ever to play as responsible data stewards.

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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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Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 9:18 am

The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has updated its list of "critical controls" for cybersecurity and is urging us all to use a password manager.

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Women's Leadership Symposium - STEM sector attendance grants available

Peter Griffin. 03 August 2021, 10:10 am

Entrepreneur Theresa Gattung, journalist Alison Mau and the director-general of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will headline the Women's Leadership Symposium in Auckland next m…

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Talent shortage bites deep: have your say

Paul Brislen. 07 July 2021, 10:53 am

The skills shortage has been a problem for the past 20-odd years, waxing and waning over time as new technologies push others out of the picture. But now, with COVID closing our borders, NZTech is hop…

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New grads offered $200k, but there's a catch

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2021, 9:15 am

New grads can earn up to $200,000 a year in the IT sector but there's a catch - you have to live in Australia. What does this mean for the tech sector's recruitment here in New Zealand once vaccinatio…

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An immigration system fit for the future

Techblog Staff. 21 June 2021, 5:00 am

Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want …

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NZ Open Source Awards - Nominations close Monday

Techblog Staff. 18 June 2021, 6:50 am

Last chance to nominate individuals or projects for this year's Open Source Awards.

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Work-life balance number one concern: survey

Techblog staff. 16 June 2021, 7:00 am

Work-life balance has become the top priority for New Zealand employees according to the latest research from recruitment firm Randstad.

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NASA Scientist for a Day winners announced

Techblog staff. 14 June 2021, 3:50 pm

The New Zealand Space Agency has announced the winners of its NASA Scientist for a Day competition.

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Volunteering abroad from your own home

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2021, 8:10 am

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) has a problem - in a time of COVID travel restrictions mean you can't always get help to those communities who need it most. Enter the e-volunteer.

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Lessons from the RBNZ hack - update software and use it for its intended purpose

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2021, 10:14 am

 A report into the data breach at the Reserve Bank has revealed that the bank was using third-party file-sharing software as a data repository and collaboration tool, worsening the impact of the hack…

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Digital programme gets boost

Paul Brislen. 26 May 2021, 7:24 am

Small business received a wake-up call last night at the launch of the Digital Boost public private partnership.

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Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2021, 10:56 am

New Zealand's annual tech fest officially kicks off on Saturday, with a strong slate featuring hundreds of events across the country offering live in-person and virtual gatherings.

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Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the NZ economy

David Downs. 28 April 2021, 6:57 am

New Zealand is in the grips of a major skills shortage with a wide variety of industries struggling to fill key roles.

The New Zealand Hi-Tech trust may very well have the answer.

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Major software conferences stay virtual for another year

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2021, 7:11 am

In a reminder that Covid-19 remains a grave threat to human health around the world, Microsoft, Google and Apple have all opted for a new round of virtual developer gatherings.

In New Zealand, more…

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Introducing the #IWDCodingChallenge

Techblog Staff. 24 March 2021, 7:45 am

Australian organisation She Codes has teamed up with recruitment firm Robert Walters to launch the #IWDCodingChallenge to encourage those who haven't had a crack at coding a chance to give it a go.

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NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2020, 10:45 pm

NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

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