Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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Hong Kong Government’s drive for cybersecurity

Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Hong Kong Alfred Sit talks about the role of government in cybersecurity Innovation and technology (I&T) are playing prominent roles in driving economic growth, and in improving people’s quality of life. It is particularly evident in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic that I&T helps…

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State sponsored attacker operating from China

Hafnium was discovered by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre. In a blog by Tom Burt corporate vice president customer security and trust at Microsoft stated a state-sponsored threat actor identified by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC) that itsare calling Hafnium. Hafnium operates from China, and this is the first…

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Chartered Bank focuses on eliminating risk

Accelerating the adoption of digital solutions. Resilience is at the core of Standard Chartered Bank, in what has been an extraordinary year for the financial institution. In its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results, Chartered noted the negative impacts of COVID-19 should be “largely transitory, and indeed have provided…

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Oxfam Australia hit by data breach

Non profit organisation discloses database was “unlawfully” accessed. Australian independent not-for-profit Oxfam Australia has found supporters’ information on one of its databases was “unlawfully accessed” by an external party on 20 January 2021, following an independent IT forensic investigation. The database includes information about supporters who may have signed a…

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Top emerging technologies for finance organisations

There’s emerging technology investments for corporate finance through 2024…but don’t forget the security. A study of finance organisations in taken by analyst firm Gartner in November 2020 showed a widespread intent to invest in emerging technologies in the next three years, with cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) being the most…

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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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Hong Kong commits to securing mobile phones against cyber attacks

Assistant Government Chief Information Officer of Hong Kong talks through safe mobile practises. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre jointly held a session to inform people on safe mobile phone practises. According…

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Singapore’s cyber risk surveillance

Monetary Authority of Singapore states there’s an analytical approach to assess and monitor cyber risk to the financial sector Cyber risk is an emerging source of systemic risk in the financial sector, and possibly a macro-critical risk too. It’s therefore important to integrate it into financial sector surveillance. According to…

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