Unsure how DDoS attacks are launched, or what precautions you should be taking for your business? We answer the top four questions our cyber security experts have fielded in the past few weeks.
With the New Zealand Institute of Directors naming cyber security as one of the “five things directors can’t ignore in 2020,” you’d expect most security and IT leaders to be having ongoing robust discussions with board members around their organisation’s security posture.
Imagine that your business has fallen victim to a cyber-attack. What would be the first indication that you have been compromised – when you find yourself locked out of your systems? Often by the time a hacker reveals themselves, much of the damage has already been done.
For many businesses, New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 has meant quickly adapting to new ways of doing businesses – from contactless deliveries to using new eCommerce platforms to sell to customers. With so many other challenges competing for our attention right now, data privacy probably isn't front-of-mind.
When it comes to online security, people are the new perimeter. In the past businesses would often rely on technology and processes to protect their confidential information; firewalls and security gateways were the heart of most organisations’ security infrastructure. But with human error causing around 90% of data breaches it’s easy to imagine how many incidents could be avoided by empowering end users to practice good cyber habits when at work.