Every month there are seven potentially serious cyber attacks targeting New Zealand organisations. They are stopped by the GCSB's cyber security programme Cortex. Now, in a 12.2 million dollar project, work is being done to try and get organisations and individuals to control their own data security and hopefully, make us a world leader in a user friendly way of protecting all that information that ends up in the cloud.
The project is called Stratus, and is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) and is being worked on by a team of leading Cloud security researchers and experts from University of Waikato, University of Auckland, Unitec Institute of Technology and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
The head of Waikato Univesity's cyber security lab head Dr Ryan Ko explains what is involved.