New Year resolutions should focus on tightening up cybersecurity rather than muscles or calorie counts warns Niall King of Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats.
Mr King, Centrify’s Senior Director APAC Sales, said 2016 had seen record levels of cyber breaches and data disruption around the world, including massive breaches of user data at Yahoo!
In February, a cyber-attack on Bangladesh’s central Bank caused $81 million in losses and prevented the processing of another $850 million in transactions. In October, adult website company Friend Finder Network Inc. was hacked, exposing more than 400 million accounts containing 20 years of customer data.
Last month, Yahoo! disclosed thieves had stolen data about more than a billion of its user accounts - after in September revealing a separate breach that affected 500 million accounts. Although investigations continue, industry observers believe compromised credentials - involving stolen or hacked passwords - played a part in these data breaches, along with many more globally.
A cheeky Aussie entrepreneur hopes his new venture will be flush with success after releasing a shockingly shaped soap that has more do with the loo than a good lather.
Dubbed Filthy Animal, Simon Morris’ novel business has released a turd-shaped soap just in time for Christmas - with the hygienic goal of prompting people to wash their hands after using the loo.
Simon said he’d received a lot of interest and a bit of ribbing about this defecatory delight. “My mates reckon this is the most crap present you could give someone for Christmas,” he said.
Impress Media Australia will close its doors for the year sometime this week - as soon as I finish my to-do list - and reopen for 2017 on Monday, January 16.
2016 has been a big year that let me work with a bunch of interesting people and projects. Highlights have included:
Thank you to everyone who has trusted me to delver your message during the past year, to every journalist who has answered my phone calls and emails and to anyone who has folowed our stories. 2016 has been a great year, but I'm looking forward to a break and an even better 2017.
However, if any emergencies come up duirng the holiday period, you can get hold of me by mobile or email. If we don't speak, I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.