Ep 11 – Living The Life In Tech – Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank

In this episode we are joined by Erdal Ozkaya, regional CISO for Standard Chartered Bank Erdal discusses some of the major cybersecurity threats currently facing businesses in 2020 and beyond, while providing deeper insights around the steps CISOs need to take to better prepare themselves for when an attack occurs.…

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China behind most cyber attacks, states report

Financial industry has become a key target. COVID-19 has become a panacea for cybercriminals, with 53 per cent of Incident Response (IR) professionals reporting an increase in cyberattacks exploiting COVID-19, according to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report. China are behind most attacks, and the financial industry…

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BlackBerry offers free reverse tool to help fight cyber crime

Open-source tool to combat reverse engineering malware. BlackBerry Limited has made available a free open-source tool for cyber security professionals, called PE Tree that significantly reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware. Reverse engineering of malware is an extremely time- and labour-intensive process, which can involve hours…

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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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Cyber attacks in Singapore happen less often, but are severe

Less than half of Singapore businesses see cyber attack, compared to rest of the world. Singapore’s threat landscape appears to have plateaued while the rest of the world battles a growing plague of cyberattacks. For the first-time in three editions of VMware Carbon Black’s Singapore Threat Report, only 43 per…

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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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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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