US Govt. overhauls nations’ cybersecurity strategy

Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline were a “sobering”. The recent cybersecurity attacks on US government and private enterprises have caused the government to overhaul its cybersecurity strategy, with President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. Recent…

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Tas Bull Seafarers Foundation providing free Internet connection

The Seafarer Connect Initiative aims to enable international seafarers to connect through WiFi. Tas Bull Seafarers Foundation will provide internet connectivity to thousands of international seafarers entering Australian ports in a program called the Seafarer Connect Initiative. The Foundation has rolled out Cradlepoint wireless cellular routers and its NetCloud Service…

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Darkside ransomware confirmed for US pipeline attack

One the largest attacks on a national infrastructure in 2021. The FBI has confirmed that Darkside ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks in Unites States. The federal agency will continue to work with the company and government partners on the investigation. Colonial Pipeline Networks learnt…

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Australian Govt plans A$1.2b boost to digital economy

Ongoing prosperity depends on its ability to innovate, clear policies and a national innovation strategy. Ahead of Australia’s 2021 budget, the Federal Government has announced a plan to A$1.2 billion investment is about securing Australia’s economic recovery in a world of continuing uncertainty. The Budget announced today is focused on…

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Cross border health data sharing requires privacy protection

Importance of privacy in the sharing of health data for domestic or international travel. Governments around the world are implementing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 whilst also planning for a return to full economic and social activity across borders. For many domestic or international passengers, this has meant…

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Airservices Australia brings onboard a new CISO

Previously lead a cyber security team My Health Record System at the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). Anthony Kitzelmann has bid “farewell” to the cyber security team at the Australian Digital Health Agency and headed over to start the CISO role at Air Services Australia. According to Kitzelmann’s LinkedIn profile,…

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MAS commits S$42m to spur tech adoption in the financial sector

Aiming to promote the adoption and integration of technology solutions in the risk management and compliance functions of FIs. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today a new Regulatory Technology (RegTech) grant scheme and an enhancement of the Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) scheme to accelerate technology adoption in the…

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