COVID-19 phishing emails manipulate Indian Govt email address

Phished accounts sent malware in September Indian Computer response team (CERT-In) has seen a campaign of phishing scams targeting users of the NCIs email service for Government of India (email.gov.in). CERT-In is part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India. It stated the campaign involves fraudulent…

Read More

Preparing for emergencies with AtHoc, Blackberry

BlackBerry AtHoc Public Safety edition has been given the thumbs up by tertiary education providers like Macquarie University. As part of its critical event management programs, BlackBerry AtHoc Public Safety edition enables public leaders to disseminate critical information to everyone in an affected area to keep their communities informed and safe.…

Read More

Need to protect critical infrastructure

Strengthening the security of vital infrastructure and systems across Australia. Australia’s Communications Alliance welcomed the Department of Home Affairs focus on principles-based outcomes for its recently proposed Critical Infrastructure Reforms. The reforms were designed to further strengthen the security of vital infrastructure and systems across a range of Australian economic…

Read More

Global tech leaders spent billions to secure work from home

Despite financial investments, companies experienced attacks. Companies globally spent the equivalent of around US$15B extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, reveals the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history – with the world’s IT…

Read More

Former IT contractor sentenced to jail for cryptocurrency mining

Australian used Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s servers and supercomputers. A 34-year-old man from Sydney Australia, has been sentenced for using the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) servers and supercomputers to carry out cryptocurrency mining. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) Cybercrime Operations launched an investigation after CSIRO…

Read More

Diversity plays an important role in cybersecurity advancement in APAC

Women are needed to help solve the challenges business are facing resulting from changes in work dynamics. Technology has taken a prominent role during COVID-19 pandemic, post APAC region-wide lockdowns, cybersecurity has become the forefront of technological advanced. However more women are needed to help solve the challenges business are…

Read More