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The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 14th September 2012

In this issue

Bribery and corruption, cyber-hacking, malware and spybots: such is the stuff of this latest round-up of executive news.  Read more »


Deloitte issues bribery and corruption warning

NZ business leaders need to place the possibility of exposure to bribery and corruption higher on their risk agenda, according to Deloitte forensic partner Barry Jordan. 

Deloitte has just launched its inaugural survey of bribery and corruption in Australia and New Zealand. The survey shows that exposure to bribery and corruption is on the rise and that many organisations either do not recognise the risks or are not addressing them.  Read more »



Counting the cost of cybercrime

Norton by Symantec’s latest annual Norton Cybercrime Report puts the direct costs associated with global consumer cybercrime at US$110 billion over the past 12 months. 

Here in New Zealand, more than 900,000 people fell victim to cybercrime in the past year, suffering NZ$462.9 million in direct financial losses. Read more »


McAfee says malware on the rise

A new McAfee report reveals the largest increase in malware samples detected in the past four years. McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012 shows 1.5 million increase in malware since Q1 2012 and identifies new threats such as mobile “drive-by downloads”, the use of Twitter for control of mobile botnets, and the appearance of mobile “ransomware”. Read more »


Kiwis switch jobs

A recent SEEK New Zealand survey shows Kiwis like to change their jobs regularly with 51 percent of people starting their most recent role less than two years ago. Almost half of those surveyed (43 percent) are planning to jump ship to new job within the next 12 months.

Seek NZ general manager Janet Faulding says that with only 16 percent of people intending to stay in their current role for the next five years, it appears length of service at company could be thing of the past. Read more »


Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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