Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber threats

Cybercrime groups have threatened to conduct cyber operations. Evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. Recent Russian state-sponsored cyber operations have included distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and older operations have included deployment of destructive malware against Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations. Additionally, some cybercrime groups…

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Cyber threats to managed service providers and their customers

Focusing on guidance that enables transparent discussions. Summary The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) expect an increase…

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Western Australian Government continues to improve its cybersecurity posture

Phishing is the most common type of cyberattack threatening its networks and information. As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, it’s crucial that governments are well-equipped to not only respond to threats but prevent them from happening in the first place. Everyone needs to be on the same page in…

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2021 top routinely exploited vulnerabilities

The cybersecurity authorities encourage organizations to apply the recommendations. Summary This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) was co-authored by cybersecurity authorities of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Australian Cyber…

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MAS’ approach to the crypto ecosystem

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore talks about crypto. In the last two years, MAS has granted licences or in-principle approvals to 11 digital payment tokens service providers. They include global stablecoin players like Paxos, crypto exchanges like Coinhako as well as established financial institutions like DBS Vickers.…

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Leaders must avoid proximity bias affecting their hybrid workforce

There are benefits for both employee and employer. When some of an organisation’s workforce isn’t present in the office at the same time, there is the risk of proximity bias, in which preferential treatment is given to those working within the office environment. Traditionally, proximity bias may have been manifested…

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APEC and North American countries establish cross-border privacy rules

Enabling trusted and secure data flows. Singapore has welcomed the establishment of the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CPBR) Forum and the invitation to join as a founding member. Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States of America, are current economies participating in…

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Collegial and business-centric relationships

Strong CFO-CIO partnerships are key to digital investment success. Only 30 per cent of CFO-CIO relationships are characterized by strong collegiality and business centricity, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. These two key attributes define a strong digital partnership without which organizations struggle to find funding for digital…

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Customer satisfaction guide for zero trust

Zero trust doesn’t have to harm the quality of an organisation’s digital interactions. As business leaders look to incorporate principles of zero trust into their environment, one of the most daunting challenges is to apply this new security model to the digital interactions with customers. A key concern is that…

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Investors to pour more capital into Asia Pacific data centres

Data centre investment surged to new highs in 2021. The rapid surge in data demand, fuelled by continued growth in cloud computing and social media use, is driving increased investor interest in Asia Pacific data centres, with investment in the sector soaring to record levels in 2021, according to the latest…

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