Australia to spend AUD$1.6B on fighting cyber crime

10 year strategy to ensure a secure online world for Australia. The Australian Department of Home Affairs will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years in its Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020. The latest strategy was created to help “achieve” and create a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses,…

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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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BlackBerry offers free reverse tool to help fight cyber crime

Open-source tool to combat reverse engineering malware. BlackBerry Limited has made available a free open-source tool for cyber security professionals, called PE Tree that significantly reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware. Reverse engineering of malware is an extremely time- and labour-intensive process, which can involve hours…

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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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SentinelOne appoints Evan Davidson as VP of Asia Pacific/Japan

Tremendous opportunity to support growth in the region. Cybersecurity vendor SentinelOne, has appointed Evan Davidson as its vice president, Asia Pacific/Japan. Davidson’s long-established success in driving international market growth supports SentinelOne’s vision of global expansion for the cybersecurity company. Mark Parrinello SVP worldwide sales at SentinelOne said, the “AP/J theatre”…

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Garmin working to restore systems after cyberattack

No indication of the affect on customer data. Technology company Garmin was the victim of a cyber-attack that encrypted some of its systems on July 23, 2020. As a result, many of its online services were interrupted including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications. “We immediately…

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Cyber attacks in Singapore happen less often, but are severe

Less than half of Singapore businesses see cyber attack, compared to rest of the world. Singapore’s threat landscape appears to have plateaued while the rest of the world battles a growing plague of cyberattacks. For the first-time in three editions of VMware Carbon Black’s Singapore Threat Report, only 43 per…

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BeyondTrust Roundtable: Tackling Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Sponsored content: Shifting from reactive to proactive security. With the disruptions in operations caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, most organisations in the APAC region have been prioritising keeping the lights on. “They’ve been focused on keeping operational resilience and access to resources for employees who are obviously working from…

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