Apathetic leadership is major barrier to cybersecurity in APAC

COVID-19 accelerated period of digitisation and improved cybersecurity, but systemic security issues persist. Despite cyberattacks increasing, cybersecurity budgets have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organisations. Nearly 70 percent of Asia Pacific organisations suffered a data breach in 2020, an increase…

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Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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Mobile devices are their company’s biggest IT security threat

Changes to remote working practices made during lockdown adversely affected their cybersecurity. Mobile device and cloud-based apps have become ubiquitous due to individuals and organisations battling to maintain productivity, best practices for security have not kept pace with IT teams still treating mobile security separately to overall enterprise security practices,…

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Cofense acquires email security provider Cyberfish

Combination of Cofense’s phishing intelligence wtih Cyberfish’s AI-based technology . Phishing defence firm, Cofence has acquired Cyberfish, the provider of next-generation phishing protection powered by Computer Vision and Machine Learning (ML) technology. By integrating innovative machine learning capabilities from Cyberfish with Cofense’s detection and response technology, Cofense will be able…

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Facebook claims personal data exposed through scraping

Refutes claims 530 million users’ social media pages accessed through hacking. Social media giant, Facebook has released a statement rebutting claims personal user data was accessed through hacking. According to Mike Clark product management director at Facebook, on April 3 Business Insider published a story saying that information from more…

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Bank Indonesia strengthens financial digitalisation

Develops retail payment system infrastructure and standardised open API. Bank Indonesia (BI) has accelerated the digitalisation of the national economy and finance through the development of a real- time and round-the-clock retail payment system infrastructure with BI FAST, and the preparation of Open Application Programming Interfaces (Open API) Standards for Payments industry players. Both initiatives are implementations of the Blueprint Indonesia…

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Global warning on Fortinet vulnerabilities

APT actors exploit vulnerabilities to gain initial access for future attacks. The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) advises organisations using Fortinet devices that Advanced Persistent Actors (APT’s) have been observed exploiting the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-13379 – Fortinet Path Traversal CVE-2020-12812 – Fortinet 2 Factor Authentication bypass CVE-2019-5591 – Fortinet Man-in-the-middle…

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Hackers exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in Myanmar

Political developments and digital crackdowns of the past few months have pitted hacktivists against the Govt. The political developments and digital crackdowns in Myanmar over the past few months have driven citizen and opposition movement toward anonymous channels to communicate. With more than 68 million mobile users in Myanmar, IntSights researchers found…

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Fraud risk to rise, despite move away from remote working

Traditionally a year or two passes before a fraud is identified. Australian businesses believe the risk of fraud will increase this year, despite an expected move away from the widespread remote working which left them more open to being a victim, a KPMG Forensic survey has revealed. KPMG’s survey of…

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Airport Authority HK works with LA International on digital health passes

A digital solution is required to effectively integrate COVID-19 testing into the existing digitalised travel process. Recently the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) together with its business partners and Los Angeles International Airport conducted a trial of digital health pass at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Aimed to provide a…

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