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NHS services hit by cyber-attack – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on May 15th, 2017.

News broke over the weekend that a ransomware cyber attack had hit an estimated 200,000 victims across 150 countries, which was initially reported as affecting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Just last week, a UK doctor wrote in The BMJ that hospitals were at risk of ransomware attacks, largely because of reliance on outdated […]

Govt cyber security spend welcome – Dr Ian Welch

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2016.

In the New Zealand Herald Victoria University Wellington cyber security researcher Dr Ian Welch welcomes increased government investment in cyber security. An excerpt (read in full here) Ian Welch: Waging war on hackers a daunting arms race The Government has released its new defence policy with a budget of $20 billion. The plan covers the […]

Juha Saarinen on cybercrime – Herald on Sunday

John Kerr posted in on April 29th, 2013.

Writing in the Herald on Sunday,  Juha Saarinen explores the shady world of cyber-attacks and international computer crimes. An excerpt (read in full here): Rattling of the cyber sabres When Dani Wright set up a website to collect nursery rhymes from around the world, little did the Auckland writer and mum know that the site […]

The Press/NZPA: Govt to invest in cyber security technology

Peter Griffin posted in on July 30th, 2010.

TechNZ will be funding an Auckland-based firm to the tune of $4.4 million to research advanced cyber security. The fund will cover half of the costs of product developments in the next two years. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp said today the firm, Endace Ltd, was emerging […]

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