China behind most cyber attacks, states report

Financial industry has become a key target. COVID-19 has become a panacea for cybercriminals, with 53 per cent of Incident Response (IR) professionals reporting an increase in cyberattacks exploiting COVID-19, according to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report. China are behind most attacks, and the financial industry…

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APAC compliance teams battle with extra sanctions

Few countries have dedicated local bodies for sanctions enforcement. During COVID-19, the speed and frequency of change in economic and trade sanctions regimes from major international regulators has increased the complexity associated with financial crime and trade compliance, at a time when APAC organisational resources may already be stretched thin,…

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Joval Wine Group uncorks full benefit of Cloud

COVID-19 changed the way a global wine company supported staff across four continents. If Cloud was like wine, then the technology would also need to pass the three requirements of an acid test for successful cloud migration. This includes improved elasticity, scalability, and agility. Not many organisations expect to conduct…

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Transforming the grants experience at Victoria DJPR

Strict requirements for compliance and reporting requires technology. The Victoria State Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has worked for the past 10 months with Salesforce to transform the grants experience and streamline administration. The administration of this grants’ portfolio has a huge undertaking with more than 10,000…

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Update: Telstra no longer believes a DoS attack brought its network down

Telco walks back claims of DoS attack, when its network went down on the weekend. Australian telecommunications provider, Telstra has walked back claims a severe outage on Sunday was due to a Denial of Service (DoS). In a Twitter message, the telco wrote: “The massive messaging storm that presented as…

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OCBC Bank enables use of SingPass to access digital banking services

Customers can login using their SingPass via the mobile app. OCBC Bank’s 1.8 million digital customers will now be able to use the SingPass Mobile app as an alternative login to access the full suite of digital banking services via the OCBC Mobile Banking app or Internet banking. Using SingPass…

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Westpac consolidates tech and operations under one office

Hires former Bank of Montreal CIO to run the new division. One of Australia’s big four banks Westpac has created a new group operating office, bringing together group operations and group technology, and has appointed Scott Collary to lead this division as chief operating officer (COO). Collary joins Westpac from…

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