WannaCry still tops the list of top spywares

There are several ways that attackers use compromised credentials Bitdefender’s latest threat debrief for July 2022 has shown it’s a new breach or a recycled list, credential leaks remain a valid threat to organizations. Credentials, which are user emails and corresponding passwords for a given site or application, are a…

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Heritage appoints new Chief Information Security Officer

Lopushanski was thrilled to join Heritage given its passion for mutuality Heritage Bank has strengthened its IT defences with the appointment of Mikhail Lopushanski as its new Chief Information Security Officer. Lopushanski has more than 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, governance, audit, risk, and information security, including the past…

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21 per cent of Indian organizations incorporate security testing

Leaders are looking to change their strategies In a recent IDC Market Presentation titled Are India Enterprises DevSecOps-Ready? State of DevSecOps Adoption in India, IDC provides deep insights on uniting security with DevOps to accelerate innovation and application delivery. This report also provides insights into DevSecOps initiatives, tools, practices, and policies…

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Heading NSW’s cyber security 2021 review

Tony Chapman, NSW Chief Cyber Security Officer provides an update on the States’ cyber safety In 2021 the acceleration of remote working and digital adoption continued, with working from home now the new normal for many Australians. With the increased need for connectivity, alongside technological advancements and an evolving threat landscape,…

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ACSC guidance released to help Australians avoid risks

Australians are increasingly turning to social media and messaging applications ACSC has released updated guidance to help all Australians better understand how social media and messaging apps can pose a risk to the security and privacy of individuals and organisations. Australians are increasingly turning to social media and messaging applications…

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HK enhances capability in responding to cyber threats

Assistant Government Chief Information Officer provides insight As stated in the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint, the mission of the Hong Kong Government in respect of cyber security is to “enhance the Government’s cyber security capability to address new security risks and facilitate collaboration among stakeholders to promote awareness and…

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CISA, FBI and Treasury release advisory on North Korea

North Korean state-sponsored actors were observed using Maui ransomware The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) today released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) that provides information on Maui ransomware, which has been used by North Korean…

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Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses

Scams cost Australian businesses $US227 million last year Australian businesses lost $227 million to payment redirection scams in 2021, a 77 per cent increase compared to 2020, the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report reveals. The report compiles data from Scamwatch, ReportCyber, major banks and money remitters, and other government agencies. It shows…

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Fraud prevention needed for crypto and central bank digital currencies

Cryptocurrency hacks are a threat to both the blockchain sector Following the news that Indexed Finance is still trying to recover the $US16 million it lost as part of an elaborate flash loan hack back in October 2021. Chris Dinga, Payments Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,…

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Security is a top IT challenge

Many organizations are planning for hybrid work to continue to stay. Security has become a major priority for IT leaders. Employees’ access to insecure devices, networks, and data resources poses significant challenges to organizations implementing a hybrid work model. “Leaders should not think hybrid work means a sacrifice for security.…

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