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Secureworks identifies malicious Qakbot ransomware campaign
Secureworks' Counter Threat Unit researchers have long maintained active monitoring of the botnet and detected the disruption activity on August 25.
Maddocks streamlines negotiations in the renewable energy space
Using OutSystems, Maddocks built five customer-facing solutions promoting a streamlined collaboration between the company and its clients in less than a year.
Automation and AI in the law sector: threat or opportunity?
AI and automation can help accelerate the productivity of existing teams, enabling firms to make the most of their resources and boost their overall efficiency.
Why is business intelligence important for legal firms and why should you care?
As the age-old adage goes; “if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”. In the absence of reliable data, firms are flying blind and effectively making decisions on a whim.
Appian Low-Code Platform helps MinterEllison with automated practices
Appian has announced that it has assisted Australian Law firm MinterEllison with automating its business process management system on the Appian Low-Code Platform.
Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Innovating legal: Why now & how intelligent automation can help
A wave of innovation is impacting every aspect of the legal profession, as the sector becomes more client-centred and future-focused.
How to keep true, accurate records for legal compliance
Failing to capture true and accurate records can lead to companies being in breach of the law, as well as the risk of breaching contracts with clients.
ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
ComCom accuses Becextech of a number of breaches, including false price claims.
New tech startup looks to help lawyers and finance pros
StructureFlow has launched to market, dubbing itself as a tech startup with the mission of helping lawyers and finance professionals visualise complex legal structures and transactions.
Thomson Reuters takes law research solution up a notch
The new version of Westlaw aims to assist legal practitioners in boutique firms by speeding up the often time-consuming research process.
UK's cybersecurity laws 'crying out for reform'
"The Computer Misuse Act is crying out for reform. It needs to be future- and technology-proofed to ensure it can meet the challenges of protecting the embedded internet-based culture we all live in and depend on."
Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
IP theft: A global issue catching NZ businesses off guard
“We have this incredible record of innovation in New Zealand. But our innovative businesses haven’t always been meticulous in shoring up their IP."
South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
Australia's law firms facing 'serious but not insurmountable' cyber flaws
"Trials could also be affected if key documents related to arguments are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack."
Mobile trader fines hit $1.56m with $330k for Mobile Shop
Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.
Clyde & Co appoints Sydney-based cybersecurity partner
Clyde & Co expects that breach notification requirements will lead to an increase in demand for specialised advice across Australia this year.
2018 a 'defining year for privacy', says NZ law firm
“The rise in use of ‘big data’ technologies will continue to present both opportunities and challenges for business and in government in 2018."
While the AU govt praises the new US Cloud Act, others aren't so welcoming
"Timely access to electronic data held by communications service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety."
Australian law firm builds hybrid cloud strategy on Nutanix OS
“Our IT teams are genuinely happier - they’re not fighting fires, staying late or over the weekends to fix bugs and outages."
Singapore hackathon triumphs 'data protection by design'
Data protection by design considers the protection of personal data from the earliest possible design stage, and throughout the operational lifecycle.
AU Govt warned to take hard look in mirror after UK 'Snooper's Charter' ruled illegal
This week the UK Court of Appeal ruled that surveillance under the UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act was illegal.