The ITP New Zealand is hosting this week a live webinar about cybersecurity and the recent cyber attacks.
Last year CertNZ issued an alert that emails were being sent to financial firms threatening DDoS attacks unless a ransom was paid.
The emails claimed to be from a well known Russian hacking group called Fancy Bear that appears to be liked to the GRU.
This is not a new problem, and cyber-attacks have been taking place for a long time.
From the ITP: Cybersecurity has always been important, but never more important than right now. So how do we protect ourselves when the wolves come knocking?
While some have criticised some of the victims for not being able to repel a significant DDOS attack, the reality is that what we’ve seen in the last week or so are the largest DDOS attacks in New Zealand’s history. While many of the sites and services were behind DDOS shields, the attackers were able to overwhelm other upstream pipes, diversify the attacks, and continually bring services down.
While protecting your organisation from such a significantly large and complex attack requires very specialised skills, there are some core things we should all be doing as a starting point. Join senior security expert Andy Prow from RedShield as he talks through recent patterns of attacks (ransomware, DDOS, etc) and the foundational things that can be done to best protect you and your clients.
There’ll also be plenty of time for Q&A, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews putting your questions to Andy.
Registration is opened on the ITP site