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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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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Cybersecurity control failures topped executive concerns in early 2021

Globally cyber policies require a revamp to be more in line with the new work environment. Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in the first quarter of 2021 in a global poll of senior executives across function and geography, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Monitor Report.…

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Singapore takes steps to secure space odessey

Believes there’s a need to mitigate the cybersecurity risks of space applications. Building a successful cyber security system is important for Singapore’s government, private business and non-profit organisations. However, ensuring cybersecurity in space will be the next step for the country. According to David Koh chief executive at the Cyber…

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Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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Mobile devices are their company’s biggest IT security threat

Changes to remote working practices made during lockdown adversely affected their cybersecurity. Mobile device and cloud-based apps have become ubiquitous due to individuals and organisations battling to maintain productivity, best practices for security have not kept pace with IT teams still treating mobile security separately to overall enterprise security practices,…

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Hackers exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in Myanmar

Political developments and digital crackdowns of the past few months have pitted hacktivists against the Govt. The political developments and digital crackdowns in Myanmar over the past few months have driven citizen and opposition movement toward anonymous channels to communicate. With more than 68 million mobile users in Myanmar, IntSights researchers found…

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