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Cybersecurity
Consumers putting convenience over security due to COVID-19 restrictions
Consumers are not taking the necessary precautions to protect their online identity.
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Cybersecurity
Employee errors 'the most significant threat to personal data' - report
According to a report released today by nCipher Security, employees actions and mistakes are increasingly being recorded as one of the most significant risks to an organisation’s security posture.
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Cybersecurity
Weak passwords continue to give cyber crims access to personal information
New research highlights the continuing issue of weak passwords, revealing that 30% of ransomware infections in 2019 were due to passwords.
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Privacy
Security around personal data a growing concern for Kiwis
“Digital identity is a powerful tool that can enhance privacy, reduce risk and massively increase productivity for people and for organisations."
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Cybersecurity
Delta launches NZ first: personal cyber insurance
“For the first time in New Zealand, families will really be able to significantly reduce their exposure to hackers and online criminals, but organisations will also benefit," says Delta CEO.
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Social Media
New report considers consumer rights around personal data
“While all companies were compliant with the data access procedures required under the Privacy Act, we found that many companies failed to provide all the user data they were collecting.”
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Cybersecurity
Employees worry about security but don't do anything about it, survey finds
“This year’s survey shines a light on the significant disconnect between how employees view their personal information and that of their employer."
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Internet of Things
Digital banking: Balancing security & convenience – without getting creepy!
Banks are constantly adopting new and innovative technologies, but what is the impact on security? Can personalisation become creepy?