CenturyLink Roundtable: Transform today to control tomorrow

Sponsored Content: Senior IT decision makers from NAB, Lendlease, Orica, David Jones and others discuss digital transformation. In mid-June CenturyLink and Focus Network hosted a roundtable for leading organisations like NAB, Orica, QANTAS, Tabcorp Lendlease, BHP and others, representing a combined revenue of over AU$125 billion, and employing approximately 285,000…

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Profile: Navigating a FinTech in a COVID-19 world

Ned Lowe chief technology officer of Singlife speaks to CIO Tech Asia about life as a senior IT decision maker during a pandemic. The main difference between a traditional financial institution and a disruptive financial tech start-up is — culture, says Ned Lowe, chief technology officer at Singapore-based Singlife uses…

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Hong Kong Govt. spends HK$1B to support IT adoption in businesses

Funding will support enterprises looking at remote working to continue their business and services during the epidemic. The Technology and Innovation committee of Hong Kong the Government, under the Anti-epidemic Fund has allocated an additional provision of $1 billion to the Distance Business Programme, to help support enterprises adopt IT…

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CIOs need to create teams of cybersecurity experts

Cyber criminals ramp up their activities during COVID-19. Recent global incidents around the world has shown COVID-19 hasn’t stopped cybercriminals. The pandemic has made them bolder and they’ve stepped up their activities – be it attacks on corporations, governments, SMEs and home offices. The cyber threat landscape is one that…

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Data-driven technology used to bring Singapore out of lockdown

COVID-19 safeguard’s in place as the country gets back to “normality”. The Singapore Government has released a roadmap detailing a three-phased approach to restarting the country’s social and economic activities, all backed by data-driven technology. As Singapore restarts its economy, data-driven tech solutions will play a crucial role in helping…

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CIOs must prioritise digital dexterity and skills to combat staff shortages

COVID-19 requires CIOs to do more with less. The global pandemic has turned IT departments on its head. They have had to set aside ongoing projects to accelerate digital transformation and allow workers to work from home indefinitely. Earlier this year, CIO Tech Asia reported research from B2B software search website Capterra…

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Going beyond patch cycles and change control to keep cyber criminals away

Governments must work with industry to have a collaborative approach and response. The risks of running unpatched hardware/software in their environments in the current environment has been disastrous for government and private organisations. Last week the Australian Government announced it had been the victim of sustained cyber attacks by sophisticated…

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Australian Govt’s cyber attack shows holes in cybersecurity defences

Corporate Australia has also experienced several recent high-profile security breaches this year. The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison has announced the Government was made aware and responding to a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor. According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)…

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Claims Lazarus Group planning COVID 19-related phishing campaign

NK operatives might be planning global cyber-attacks including several Asian countries. Threat intelligence and cybersecurity platform company, CYFIRMA believes the Lazarus Group — hacker group sponsored by North Korea – are planning a global phishing campaign. There is a common thread across six targeted nations in multiple continents – the…

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