Blog Posts

What’s A Stolen Credit Card Worth?

November 22nd, 2013

The team at Dell SecureWorks (the security services division of Dell computing) has posted a very interesting bit of research on the economics of cybercrime, showing that the prices for some items and services have fallen as supply rises. Classic supply and demand at work. But one segment of ill-gotten goods has remained steady: stolen… Read more ›

In The Community: Mako Judges Auckland University Engineering Competition

October 23rd, 2013

Mako’s Research and Development Director Murray Knox was an invited guest judge at The University of Auckland’s Engineering Postgraduate Poster Competition held last month. The annual competition invites students from six departments to design a poster that visually showcases academic content in a creative and innovative manner whilst appealing to a broad audience. Speaking of his… Read more ›

BullsEye Wins Communications Solutions Product of the Year with Mako Networks

October 3rd, 2013

Mako partner BullsEye Telecom has received the 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from Telecom Marketing Corporation (TMC) and the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for its enhanced Managed Services Platform featuring Mako Networks. “This solution is sure to continue making a huge impact with businesses looking for the best enhanced network management complete with… Read more ›

TED Talks: Everyday Cybercrime

September 19th, 2013

Maybe you’ve seen the inspiring TED lecture series. Here’s a fantastic presentation that posted this week featuring James Lyne, Director of Technology Strategy for Sophos, that looks at online cybercrime and demonstrates how today’s modern hackers are actually quite adept, professional and well-organized, and how easy it can be to take over computers and gain remote… Read more ›

Mako Networks Welcomes Hon Amy Adams to San Francisco

September 11th, 2013

Simon Gamble from Mako Networks was one of five speakers from current and former Kiwi Landing Pad resident companies to present their U.S. growth story to Hon Amy Adams, New Zealand Minister for Communications and Information Technology, at a special gathering in San Francisco yesterday. “It was a great opportunity for Mako to visit with the Minister… Read more ›

In Pictures: Mako at Black Hat 2013

August 6th, 2013

Mako Networks sent its Information Security Officer to the world’s largest hacker conference, Black Hat, in Las Vegas last week to observe the latest in security threats and trends. While photography is limited at most of the conference (in keeping with the publicity-averse nature of the hacking community), he was able to grab a few… Read more ›

Register your Vote for Mako Networks in PCI Board of Advisors Election

April 4th, 2013

Mako Networks has been nominated in the Vendor category at the PCI Board of Advisors election and will be represented by CEO Bill Farmer. We are reminding our colleagues at PCI Participating Organizations to register their votes before the deadline on Friday. Mako is a cloud-based network management company specialising in security and PCI DSS… Read more ›

Blog Post: Your Vote Counts

November 2nd, 2012

By Bill Farmer Next week the polls close, and the votes will be tallied. Come 2013, the issues that matter most to us all will be addressed by a consortium of great minds dedicated to addressing the most pressing challenges facing us today. But instead of the US Presidential Elections, I’m speaking of the PCI… Read more ›

Blog Post: Commentary on Rising EMV Fraud Rates

October 23rd, 2012

By Simon Gamble For how long is a technology really secure? In today’s security ecosystem, the expiration date of seemingly ‘secure’ technologies is growing ever shorter. Network security has always been a cat and mouse game. Vendors and security providers come up with new technologies, and fraudsters and criminals do their best to defeat them.… Read more ›

New Unitec Cybersecurity Research Center Quantifies Online Threat

October 1st, 2012

By Murray Knox   Last week, the Mako team and I attended the launch of the new Cybersecurity Research Facility at Unitec Institute of Technology here in Auckland – the first facility of its kind in New Zealand. Created in partnership with Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the facility will be… Read more ›