APAC countries have dangerous protocols on the Internet

Overall, unencrypted, cleartext protocols are still the rule on how information flows around the world. APAC countries like China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, and Hong Kong are among the countries with the most exposed dangerous protocols on the Internet, according to security analytics and automation company, Rapid7’s recently released…

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Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Social media platform needed to fill CISO post leading up to the hack. By Joseph Menn, Katie Paul and Mark Hosenball July 16 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told Reuters, before…

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Doctors on Demand improves security for data retention

Since the pandemic, GP consultations increased 235 per cent and web traffic increased by 144 per cent. Australia-based telehealth service Doctors on Demand will use Micro Focus’ Fortify on Demand solution to improve its security following substantial growth in the commercial sector and the increased demand for telehealth services. The…

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Blaming employees for a cyber security attack is toxic

CIOs and CISOs need to move on from the way cyber security have been done for the last 50 year. CIOs and CISOs have a lot on their plate right now and a lot of things to think about. But security is more than just some ransomware or encrypting a…

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Facial recognition firm Clearview AI probed by Australia, UK for privacy issues

Company under investigation under several countries. (Reuters) – Britain’s data watchdog and its Australian counterpart said they launched a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of facial recognition technology company Clearview AI. The investigation will be conducted by UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the…

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Hearing Australia uses Cloud to transform traditional way of working and service delivery

Rapid transformation to work from home required Cloud computing. Hearing Australia’s embrace of cloud computing and Office 365 meant that for the organisation’s personnel required to work remotely, the transition to home-based working went better than they expected. Now the overwhelming majority want to be able to work from home…

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Financial institutions drive digital transformation for customers

How do CIOs help their organisation ensure compliance, security, and innovation? For the past few years have been moving towards digital banking, in Australia the major four banks have been scaling towards app and mobile products for customers. These banks have been moving towards a digital model as customers look…

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia opens for data sharing

One of Australia’s big four banks believes data-driven innovation has the potential to deliver better services.. The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has launched the first phase of the nation’s Open Banking regime for consumer data sharing. CBA has invested in the critical infrastructure required to better support Australia as a leading…

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Ponemon Institute finds organisations security playbook ad-hoc

Ponemon Institute shows businesses’ effectiveness in preparing for and responding to cyberattacks have improved. While organisations surveyed by the Ponemon Institute have slowly improved in their ability to plan for, detect and respond to cyberattacks over the past five years, their ability to contain an attack has declined by 13…

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CIOs and CISOs must protect the assets that drive the most value

Have the right checks and balances in place when it comes to cyber security. Singaporean companies are making it too easy for cybercriminals to access their greatest assets by not understanding which assets within their organisations drive value and focusing their efforts on protecting these assets. As the Cyber Security…

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