ICT leaders in financial services see increase in cyber attacks

Global financial services CISOs and CIOs have seen increased cybersecurity attacks since Covid-19. Large financial services firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to new research from data security provider HelpSystems. The research shows 65 per cent of global FS firms suffered an attack. It also…

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Boards offer CISOs support for IT security initatives

2021 technology and security journey full of questions. Increasingly business board members are offering full support for IT security initiatives, states the latest research by Sapio Research, Commissioned by Thycotic, more than half (58 per cent) of IT security decision-makers say their organisations plan to add more security budget in…

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China, USA and Russia hit hardest by cybercriminals

Every country in the world experienced at least one COVID-19 themed attack. The global events of the past 12 months have brought unprecedented change to the physical and digital worlds. Cybercrime, however, is a constant. According to Microsoft’s latest annual cybercrime report, cybercriminals continue—and sometimes escalate—their activity in times of…

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BlackBerry links the BAHAMUT to cyberespionage

Industry titans in cyber disinformation unveiled. BlackBerry has linked the BAHAMUT cyberespionage threat group to a number of staggering numbers of ongoing attacks against government officials and industry titans, while also unveiling the group’s vast network of disinformation assets aimed at furthering particular political causes and hampering NGOs. The report, BAHAMUT:…

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Diversity plays an important role in cybersecurity advancement in APAC

Women are needed to help solve the challenges business are facing resulting from changes in work dynamics. Technology has taken a prominent role during COVID-19 pandemic, post APAC region-wide lockdowns, cybersecurity has become the forefront of technological advanced. However more women are needed to help solve the challenges business are…

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Rethink digital transformation strategy through retransformation

Maxis is calling on organisations in Malaysia to rethink and reevaluate their digital transformation strategies. Launching its Retransformation campaign the Malaysian service provider believes the call for action was reinforced by the findings of a survey commissioned by Maxis, the IDC-Maxis Digital Technology Assessment 2020. The findings of this survey…

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Chinese Government pursues global data security initiatives

Full details of initiative to establish global standards on data security by the CCP. Despite global condemnation of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law, to shake up digital surveillance in the city, the Chinese Communist Party plans to pursue global data security initiatives. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi…

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COVID-19 has no impact on A/NZ’s managed security services spending

Managed security services are predicted to have the strongest growth across security-related services in Australia and New Zealand. Although COVID-19 has thrown major disruptions into the security landscape, IDC forecasts steady growth in A/NZ security services, with managed security services, threat detection and response services, and data security and privacy…

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