HK Govt CIO pushes Cybersec Infohub

Encouraging members to share cyber security information. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) have collaborated to produce a Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing, known as the Cybersec Infohub. The OGCIO and the HKIRC will encourage members…

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Cybersecurity brings Govts of Singapore and Vietnam together

APAC countries boost cooperation for online protection Singapore and Vietnam expressed concerns about the challenges and threats to cybersecurity in the region and world, during a virtual ministerial meeting between the two countries. Both countries agreed the challenges relate to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shared information about…

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Need to protect critical infrastructure

Strengthening the security of vital infrastructure and systems across Australia. Australia’s Communications Alliance welcomed the Department of Home Affairs focus on principles-based outcomes for its recently proposed Critical Infrastructure Reforms. The reforms were designed to further strengthen the security of vital infrastructure and systems across a range of Australian economic…

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Global tech leaders spent billions to secure work from home

Despite financial investments, companies experienced attacks. Companies globally spent the equivalent of around US$15B extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, reveals the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history – with the world’s IT…

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Australian tech sector wages set to grow

Despite a global pandemic the Australian tech sector remains resilient when it comes to growth. Continued wage rises in the tech sector appear untroubled from the turbulence caused by COVID-19, according to the latest tech salary and staff attrition report from Australia’s peak industry representative body for innovation technology, the…

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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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Australia to spend AUD$1.6B on fighting cyber crime

10 year strategy to ensure a secure online world for Australia. The Australian Department of Home Affairs will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years in its Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020. The latest strategy was created to help “achieve” and create a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses,…

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APAC compliance teams battle with extra sanctions

Few countries have dedicated local bodies for sanctions enforcement. During COVID-19, the speed and frequency of change in economic and trade sanctions regimes from major international regulators has increased the complexity associated with financial crime and trade compliance, at a time when APAC organisational resources may already be stretched thin,…

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Update: Telstra no longer believes a DoS attack brought its network down

Telco walks back claims of DoS attack, when its network went down on the weekend. Australian telecommunications provider, Telstra has walked back claims a severe outage on Sunday was due to a Denial of Service (DoS). In a Twitter message, the telco wrote: “The massive messaging storm that presented as…

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5G Forum plan to bring out two new specifications

Creating interoperability with two major sets of technical specifications. The 5G Future Forum will release its first technical specifications to its members in August 2020, to enable interoperability for 5G and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) deployment. There will be two major sets of technical specifications: The “MEC Experience Management” technical…

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