The Australian Cyber Security Centre issues security alerts

Australian Government’s lead security agency sends out warnings. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Australian Government lead agency for cyber security has sent out a number of high alerts for vulnerabilities in a number of software products, including Accellion which affected Singapore telecommunications provider, Singtel. According to the ACSC…

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Singtel establishes the files accessed during cyber attack

Files on the Accellion FTA system were accessed illegally during the breach and which stakeholders have been impacted. Singtel has completed its initial investigations into a recent breach on a third-party file sharing system and has begun reaching out to affected stakeholders. Based on investigations and analysis conducted so far…

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Growth of data centre development and investment

Data centre operators and major services held fast throughout the troubled, early days of 2020 onward. Data Centres, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and well over $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global…

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IoT devices are posing an increasingly high risk of cyber-attack

Lloyd’s and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter finds vulnerabilities for industrial and manufacturing businesses. As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, it is crucial for insurers to understand these emerging risks in order to keep pace with their clients’ exposures. The recently released report, The Emerging Cyber Threat to…

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Cyber attacks focused on frontline organisations focused on global COVID-19 responses

Asia-Pacific region accounted for 25 per cent of all cyber attacks Cyberattacks evolved in 2020 as threat actors sought to profit from the unprecedented socioeconomic, business, and political challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the recently released report, IBM Security X-Force 2020 found attackers pivoting to businesses that…

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Australian aged care facilities turn to digital transformation

Implementation will help aged care providers meet digital expectations. Not-for-profit welfare company Wintringham, home and community care provider for the Finnish community Finncare and Victoria-based aged care organisation MannaCare have turned to Epicor Software Corporation to further their digital transformation and meet the expectations of the digital age. The software…

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Standard Chartered adds new CISO to beef up security

Hires Singapore-based CISO for Digital Ventures. Media outlets have reported that Standard Chartered has hired Jerome Walter as its Singapore-based chief information security officer (CISO) for digital ventures. According to various reports Walter unit, SC Ventures, provides a platform for the bank to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and…

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COVID-19 causes seismic shift to digital service jobs in SEA

The region has recorded a significant uptick in digital services adoption, including the emergence of two new fields, healthtech and edtech. COVID-19 brought significant disruption to the global economy, and with it came permanent changes to the jobs landscape. Across Southeast Asia, many businesses and workers continue to navigate the…

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Specialist staff needed for all types of data centres

Greater investment, more training and more creative approaches to employment will be needed. As the data centre build-out continues across the globe, many more people will be needed to design, build and operate this critical infrastructure. The demand will exacerbate staffing shortages — but by how much? The Uptime Institute…

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Optus suffers mobile network outage in Australian states

Mobile call, text and data services affect telco provider’s business and residential customers. Singtel’s Australian telecommunication service provider, Optus has suffered a mobile outage on the 18th of February, with customers experiencing intermittent disruptions to their mobile call, text and data services. According to the telecommunication provider its technical teams…

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