Thai hospitals and business hit by ransomware

Organisations received ransom demands . Global media reports Thai hospitals and businesses have been hit by hackers. According to Reuters “Government hospitals and companies were hacked in the same manner as Saraburi Hospital,” Major General Phanthana Nutchanart, said, referring to a cyberattack earlier this month. The Business Times reported some…

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Philippine Air Force to soar in cyber security skills with PLDT- Smart

Provide training for the PAF’s “cyber warriors”. The Philippine Air Force will utilise Philippine Long-Distance Telephone (PLDT) to help improve its cybersecurity capabilities. The aim of the collaboration will be to enhance the skills of “PAF Cyber Warriors incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features in Cyber Operations…

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Chinese Government pursues global data security initiatives

Full details of initiative to establish global standards on data security by the CCP. Despite global condemnation of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law, to shake up digital surveillance in the city, the Chinese Communist Party plans to pursue global data security initiatives. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi…

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COVID-19 has no impact on A/NZ’s managed security services spending

Managed security services are predicted to have the strongest growth across security-related services in Australia and New Zealand. Although COVID-19 has thrown major disruptions into the security landscape, IDC forecasts steady growth in A/NZ security services, with managed security services, threat detection and response services, and data security and privacy…

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Australian Cyber Security Centre responds to cyber crime reports every 10 minutes

Malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) during the period between July 2019 to 30 June 2020, responded to 2,266 cyber security incidents and received 59,806 cybercrime reports at an average of 164 cybercrime reports…

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Hong Kong Government promotes cross-sector cyber security information sharing

OGCIO encourages more public and private organisations to take part in the cross-sector sharing of cyber security information. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has formalised the Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing, also known as Cybersec Infohub, from September. The OGCIO will partner with the…

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BYOPC security and SASE reach Gartner’s Peak of Inflated Expectations

Gartner says bring your own PC security will transform businesses within the next five years. The 2020 Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security features two technologies that will have transformational impact on global businesses within the next 10 years. According to the analyst firm Bring your own PC (BYOPC) security will…

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