NSW DCJ signs A$7M cybersecurity deal

Conduct in-depth threat hunts to continuously validate the secure nature of the environment. The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) has signed deal to tightly integrated solution delivering a fully managed Security Monitoring Service, (Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)) that offers real-time…

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Cybersecurity Malaysia and TM work to strengthen national cyber resilience

Leveraging each other’s expertise, technical capabilities and global best practices. CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), will work with Telekom Malaysia Berhard ™ to empower and strengthen the level of cybersecurity in Malaysia. The initiative between both parties includes the…

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Singapore cyber security landscape

The past 12 months was dominated by ransomware, online scams, and COVID-19-related phishing activities The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) released its Singapore Cyber Landscape (SCL) 2020 publication today, revealing an increase in cyber threats such as ransomware and online scams in 2020. CSA’s SingCERT (Singapore Computer Emergency Response…

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NSW Department of Education hit by cyberattack

Australian State education department deactivates a number of internal systems. Just days before students are to return to online school learning, the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education has been a victim of a cyber-security attack. The State is currently under COVID-19 lockdown due to resurgence in transmissions. Students…

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Kaseya faces cyber security attack

Customers include Indonesian Government. The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the United States and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have stated both agencies have responded to the recent supply-chain ransomware attack leveraging a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA software against multiple managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers. The…

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The pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity

Increased attacks helped to build their cybersecurity expertise. The vast majority of IT teams that faced a rise in cyberattacks (82per cent) and a heavier security workload (84per cent) over the course of 2020 strengthened their security skills and knowledge. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, 52per cent of…

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Cyber-related information sharing is increasing

Response to national- and industry-level calls to action required. A complex relationship between the reported level of confidence organisations have in their cybersecurity posture and their ongoing attack volume and impact. Despite rising confidence, incidents are increasing, too, reports IronNet in its commissioned independent research firm Sapio to survey 473…

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BIOS vulnerabilities found in 129 Dell hardware devices

Dell has released recommendations for multiple security vulnerabilities affecting the BIOSConnect and HTTPS Boot features Eclypsium researchers have identified multiple vulnerabilities affecting the BIOSConnect feature within Dell Client BIOS. According to the cloud-based security firm, this chain of vulnerabilities has a cumulative CVSS score of 8.3 (High) because it allows…

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Cyber and crypto agency of Indonesia reinforces country’s cyber security

Enhance capacity development and institution building within government. Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara (BSSN), the Cyber and Crypto Agency of Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in line with their shared goal of reinforcing the cybersecurity capability of the country. Indonesia is facing rapid digitalisation which has led…

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