Growth of data centre development and investment

Data centre operators and major services held fast throughout the troubled, early days of 2020 onward. Data Centres, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and well over $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global…

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Cyber attacks focused on frontline organisations focused on global COVID-19 responses

Asia-Pacific region accounted for 25 per cent of all cyber attacks Cyberattacks evolved in 2020 as threat actors sought to profit from the unprecedented socioeconomic, business, and political challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the recently released report, IBM Security X-Force 2020 found attackers pivoting to businesses that…

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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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Acceleration of remote learning and working creates cyber security issues

Assistant government CIO offers businesses and community to be vigilent. Hong Kong’s assistant government CIO Pan Shiqiang said that under the raging COVID-19 disease, remote work, online teaching, and remote business operations have all become the new normal of life, making mobile devices quicker to become mainstream Internet devices. He…

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Businesses will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee by 2025

Board directors rate cybersecurity second-highest source of risk for the enterprise. By 2025, 40 per cent of boards of directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10 per cent today, according to Gartner. This is one of several organisational changes Gartner expects…

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Doctors help build smartphone app to monitor COVID-19 patients

Leverages Cloud for a Django application. One of the most pressing problems for countries all around the world has been finding a way to avoid health services being totally swamped by COVID-19. The most valuable resource in every hospital is the human factor in delivering patient care, in terms of doctors, nurses, and allied health staff encompassed with the…

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HK OGCIO explains privacy issues of newly created COVID app

Reassurances after concerns noted over access rights of the mobile app. The Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO’s (OGCIO) recent creation and launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app, has garnered media concern over privacy issues regarding the access rights of the mobile app. The concern centred…

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