Global CISOs feel unprepared to cope with a cyberattack

Cybersecurity teams around the world were challenged to enhance their security posture overnight. There’s no question that 2020 was a challenging year. The pandemic placed an enormous strain on the global economy, and cyber criminals took advantage of that and accelerated their nefarious activities. Cybersecurity teams around the world were…

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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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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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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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Manulife breached privacy protection laws in Singapore

MLS’ financial representatives were not continuously conveyed and trained on up-to-date requirements for personal devices. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (the Commission) received a data breach notification on 23 March 2020 from Manulife Singapore (MLS), about a representative who was licensed to provide financial advisory services representing MLS had misplaced…

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Standard Chartered Bank India secures places for female cyber security roles

Working with partners to skill up young women in the country. Standard Chartered Bank plans to place 18 young women professionals from Tier II and Tier III cities in India in cyber security roles as part of the CyberShikshaa (cyber education) program. CyberShikshaa is aimed at skilling young women graduates…

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