Rob Forsyth takes a look at the efforts of the Australian and New Zealand governments in tackling cyber security awareness, and highlights the work needed by global providers of security products to create a united front, unhindered by national barriers.
Megaupload's Kim Dotcom gets back some of his seized property, and receives right to see evidence against him
Kim Dotcom has won back the right to see all the evidence against him - before, rather than after, his possible extradition to the US to answer charges of racketeering, money laundering, online piracy and copyright infringement.
The Kim Dotcom saga took yet another turn today when the New Zealand Court of Appeal knocked back one of the big fella's earlier minivictories again US law enforcers.
Paul Ducklin takes you through the timeline of the story so far, and tries to guess what happens next...
The New Zealand copyright tribunal has imposed its first penalty under the country's "three strikes" file sharing regulations.
Paul Ducklin explains what happened, and asks, "What do you think?"
Kiwi journalist Keith Ng wrote over the weekend about his experiences with kiosk computers at a New Zealand government department.
Ng's experience was both dramatic and worrying. He was able to access far, far too much.
Things just got even more exciting/weird/incredible (delete as inapplicable) in the up-down-left-right saga of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload.
Kiwi Prime Minister, John Key, has just weighed into the battle over the way his own intelligence service garnered evidence in the case.
Despite the cross-border challenges of prosecuting cybercrime, the cops sometimes do get their man - or men.
We think it's worth reminding you when this happens.
In computer security history, the word Ska is most notably associated with a widespread mass-mailing virus also known as Happy99.
Happily, that association has recently been subsumed by an ambitious astronomical project - one which brings astonishing computer science challenges all of its own.
Will you be in Wellington, New Zealand, on 27 March 2012?
If so, join us for Anatomy of an Attack! Learn how cybercrooks think and operate and you will be much better placed to defend yourself.
The FBI's takedown of file sharing site Megaupload continues to make both headlines and waves.
Whether company founder Kim Dotcom turns out to be GUILTY or GOOD, he's certainly in a lot of trouble right now. So is anyone who entrusted any files of value to his online empire.
At midnight tonight, Samoa will switch from UTC-12 to UTC+12, jumping from one side of the world to the other.
So there will be no Friday 30 December 2011 in Samoa. How funky is that?
Anyone who still thinks that virus-writing is "mostly harmless" and only really impacts the foolish who don't have backups, should consider what the possible consequences of taking down the systems of an ambulance emergency service might mean.
This year, more than 600 cybersecurity experts from Asia Pacific and beyond will attend Kiwicon V for a weekend of conferencing, conversation and conviviality.
I'll be listening with great interest and reporting on topics which I think will interest you too.
New Zealand's parliament passed a controversial law earlier this year: the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011.
The local recording industry has just used it in anger for the first time - and you're guilty unless you can prove you're innocent.
Internet users in New Zealand have reportedly received emails, spreading a sick hoax that claims an earthquake is predicted to hit the city of Auckland on Sunday, April 17th.
From the comfort of summer, Sophos Southern Hemisphere says, "Stay safe online this Christmas!"
We've included some holiday-time tips for your friends and family, too - don't let your cyberguard down over the festive season.
Dear Diary, Back from another trip to New Zealand. Wellington on Tuesday and Auckland on Wednesday. Probably should have arranged to stay over Wednesday evening, as it was St Patrick's Day. Thanks to timezone magic, Auckland is almost the first Read more…
Turkish hackers have managed to break into New Zealand domain registrar Domainz.net, redirecting unsuspecting surfers to defaced versions of popular websites by changing DNS records. Websites such as www.hsbc.co.nz, www.sony.co.nz, coca-cola.co.nz, www.xerox.co.nz, www.msn.co.nz, www.microsoft.co.nz and hotmail.co.nz as well as security Read more…