SA Department of Education secures Okta to underpin EdPass

Australian State ensures streamlined and secured access to educational applications. The South Australian Department for Education has selected the Okta Identity Cloud to securely manage and streamline access to essential educational applications for approximately 280,000 staff and students. Insync Solutions selected Okta to underpin the Department’s EdPass project — delivering a simplified and…

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World Economic Forum pushes for changes in cybersecurity strategies

Enterprise leaders need tools for making decisions on how best to prepare for emerging risks. It has become increasingly clear that the way things were done when it came to cyber security must change, says the World Economic Forum (WEF). Titled, The Future Series: Cyber 2025, the report highlights the…

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Technology companies sounds alarm over Pakistan’s data protection laws

The Asia Internet Coalition concerned over Pakistan’s removal and blocking of unlawful content rules. Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has publicly voiced its alarm over of Pakistan’s new law targeting internet companies, as well as the government’s opaque process by which these rules were developed. The Coalition represents companies like tech…

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HK OGCIO explains privacy issues of newly created COVID app

Reassurances after concerns noted over access rights of the mobile app. The Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO’s (OGCIO) recent creation and launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app, has garnered media concern over privacy issues regarding the access rights of the mobile app. The concern centred…

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Ransomware will shape the threat landscape in 2021

How to mitigate fast-changing attacker behaviours from advanced to entry level In the coming year ICT security leaders must be aware that remote working will continue to expand, offering more opportunities for threats like ransomware. Hackers are already planning how to take advantage of new attack vectors that open as…

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US Cybersecurity agency head fired

No reason given despite securing the 2020 elections. Media outlets have reported US President Donald Trump has fired one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, Chris Krebs. He served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its November 2018. It’s unclear…

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ACSC has observed a sharp rise in cyber criminal activity

By 2030 an estimated 21 billion devices are expected to be connected to the global internet. Abigail Bradshaw, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) emphasised the shared responsibility for cyber security across Australian communities, industries, and government. During her speech to the Institute of Public Administration Australia, earlier…

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