Social media outage caused global disruption

Facebook disruption hurt Instagram and WhatsApp business users. Facebook has issued an apology for a global outage on the 4th of October 2021, that caused disruption to all the people and businesses around the world who depend on the social media site.  Santosh Janardhan VP Infrastructure at Facebook issued the statement offering apologies for “the…

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MAS want FIs to adopt data analytics appropriate to the business

By Loo Siew Yee assistant MD (Policy, Payments & Financial Crime) at MAS. Technology can be a powerful enabler in the fight against money laundering. The right solutions support financial institutions, and I will refer to them as FIs, to more sharply and quickly detect higher risk customers and activities,…

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NZ Privacy Commissioner concerned radio station reported on private information

Reporting of personal information from Waikato DHB breach. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is very concerned about RNZ’s reporting of personal information which was taken from documents leaked online following the Waikato District Health Boards’ cyberattack. “This reporting would appear to raise quite significant ethical questions, and I would be concerned…

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Securing identities core tenant of Indian organisations  

Investment in digital trust programs key over the next two years. Building digital trust across the ecosystem has become a defining indicator of a successful digital transformation journey. Enterprises are accelerating their investments in cybersecurity solutions on back of the increased threats during the pandemic. A significant number of breaches…

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Rapid rise of digital signatures

Asia-Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth in the global certificate authority market. Due to the burgeoning requirement for smooth digital transaction management and user authentication, the demand for digital signatures is rising rapidly. The increasing acceptance of online transactions and payment procedures, and surging digitization rate are driving…

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Garmin working to restore systems after cyberattack

No indication of the affect on customer data. Technology company Garmin was the victim of a cyber-attack that encrypted some of its systems on July 23, 2020. As a result, many of its online services were interrupted including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications. “We immediately…

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Facebook faces legal action from Australia

The Australian Information Commissioner (AIC) has been given by the Australian Federal Court to serve legal documents to US-Facebook and Facebook Ireland. According to the “Federal Court the material demonstrates a genuine argument about contravention, sufficient to justify causing the respondents to be subject to the litigation in Australia where…

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