Cyber warfare has new battlegrounds

Companies have yet to address vulnerabilities in their Microsoft Exchange, leaving them open to cyber criminals. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified a large number of Australian organisations are yet to patch vulnerable versions of Microsoft Exchange, leaving them vulnerable to compromise. The ACSC urges these organisations to…

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Australia media and broadcast company faced cyber attack

Calls from the Government for the country’s private entities to fortify cyber security. As Australia prepares and calls to strengthen its cyber security measures, it was revealed in by a number of media publications that one of the country’s largest media companies – Nine Entertainment, had been hit by separate…

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State sponsored attacker operating from China

Hafnium was discovered by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre. In a blog by Tom Burt corporate vice president customer security and trust at Microsoft stated a state-sponsored threat actor identified by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC) that itsare calling Hafnium. Hafnium operates from China, and this is the first…

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Oxfam Australia hit by data breach

Non profit organisation discloses database was “unlawfully” accessed. Australian independent not-for-profit Oxfam Australia has found supporters’ information on one of its databases was “unlawfully accessed” by an external party on 20 January 2021, following an independent IT forensic investigation. The database includes information about supporters who may have signed a…

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Top emerging technologies for finance organisations

There’s emerging technology investments for corporate finance through 2024…but don’t forget the security. A study of finance organisations in taken by analyst firm Gartner in November 2020 showed a widespread intent to invest in emerging technologies in the next three years, with cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) being the most…

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HCL Roundtable: Securing Endpoints and Ensuring Compliance

Sponsored content: Tuesday, 9th February 2021, ASEAN Enterprises are under increasing pressure to protect data from breaches in an aggressive attack environment. The global pandemic has compounded these challenges, with companies embarking on the largest-ever work-from-home experiment. The shift has forced enterprises to rethink how security is delivered and ensured.…

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Singtel establishes the files accessed during cyber attack

Files on the Accellion FTA system were accessed illegally during the breach and which stakeholders have been impacted. Singtel has completed its initial investigations into a recent breach on a third-party file sharing system and has begun reaching out to affected stakeholders. Based on investigations and analysis conducted so far…

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Standard Chartered adds new CISO to beef up security

Hires Singapore-based CISO for Digital Ventures. Media outlets have reported that Standard Chartered has hired Jerome Walter as its Singapore-based chief information security officer (CISO) for digital ventures. According to various reports Walter unit, SC Ventures, provides a platform for the bank to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and…

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Singapore’s cyber risk surveillance

Monetary Authority of Singapore states there’s an analytical approach to assess and monitor cyber risk to the financial sector Cyber risk is an emerging source of systemic risk in the financial sector, and possibly a macro-critical risk too. It’s therefore important to integrate it into financial sector surveillance. According to…

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