New Privacy Act
Infosec

Privacy Act grows teeth and comes of age

NZSM journalist Joanna Mathers unpacks the new Privacy Act, a much-needed update that brings New Zealand’s privacy legislation into the digital age – and businesses will need to get on board. Data is currency in […]

Digital document revolution
Document Security

A note of caution on the digital document revolution

Ian Lancaster, former managing director of Reconnaissance International and lead author and editor of ‘Physical to Digital: A Revolution in Document Security’, advocates for greater balance between physical and digital safeguards A revolution is underway in […]

Data breach
Cyber Security

Data Breaches: An Australasian perspective

In the first in series of articles, David Withers APP, Consultant at Planit Software Testing, considers recent data breaches from an Australasian perspective and the role of two factor authentication. The recently published Jefferies Identity Theft […]

Baltimore cyber attack
Cyber Security

Lessons from the Baltimore cyberattack for NZ

According to FintechNZ’s General Manager James Brown, New Zealand can take lessons from the U.S. city of Baltimore, which was offline for over a week in May following a ransomware cyberattack. Hackers breached the Maryland […]

Cybersecurity talent
Cyber Security

Enhancing cybersecurity through talent management

Nick Nelson, senior lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies, argues that maintaining cybersecurity includes both technological as well as human factors – this means that recruiting and retaining the ‘right’ people […]

Cyber War
Cyber Defence

Cyber Warfare: Offence, defence and deterrence

Dr Joe Burton, senior lecturer in political science and public policy at Waikato University, presented on cyber warfare at the 2017 NZDIA Defence, Industry & National Security Forum. We ask him about how New Zealand […]