Apathetic leadership is major barrier to cybersecurity in APAC

COVID-19 accelerated period of digitisation and improved cybersecurity, but systemic security issues persist. Despite cyberattacks increasing, cybersecurity budgets have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organisations. Nearly 70 percent of Asia Pacific organisations suffered a data breach in 2020, an increase…

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ACSC identifies vulnerable Microsoft Exchange deployments

Multiple actors taking advantage of unpatched systems to attack those with on-premises Exchange Server. The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified extensive targeting, and has confirmed compromises, of Australian organisations with vulnerable Microsoft Exchange deployments.  The ACSC is assisting affected organisations with their incident response and…

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NTT secures mobile phone provider in Indonesia

The need to integrate security into business and IT systems comes as a top-level priority. Japanese telecommunications company, NTT has completed its first Microsoft Security Project for a cellular operator in Indonesia. The engagement with NTT includes consulting, implementation, and managed services to enhance the client’s data security and privacy…

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Challenges of cloud migration for healthcare organisations

Health organisations have accelerated their cloud adoption because of the pandemic. Global healthcare organisations (HCOs) have accelerated their spending on cloud migration, but many may be over-estimating their ability to protect these environments. According to a survey by Sapio Research, commissioned by Trend Micro about 2,500 IT decision makers in…

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Indian enterprises adopt proactive approach to security

Security offerings revenue in India will reach US$4bn in 2024. The ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption to traditional business operation landscape, has forced the enterprises to adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach to address the potential security threats. As a result, security offerings’ revenue in India is…

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World Economic Forum pushes for changes in cybersecurity strategies

Enterprise leaders need tools for making decisions on how best to prepare for emerging risks. It has become increasingly clear that the way things were done when it came to cyber security must change, says the World Economic Forum (WEF). Titled, The Future Series: Cyber 2025, the report highlights the…

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HSBC Australia out to hire a CISO for top level business security

New hire must be able to communicate any security issues that arises from potential acquisitions and big business moves. HSBC Australia is looking to ramp up its cybersecurity, with a new chief information security officer (CISO) in Australia. According to recent job advertisement, the CISO will be responsible for defining…

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Zoom opens first data centre in Singapore

Remote conferencing tool still popular despite security concerns. Numerous media reports state that American technology company, Zoom has a new data centre in Singapore, one of its first in the Southeast Asia region. The Singapore data centre brings Zoom’s total to 18 sites across the globe, with the vendor expanding…

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DevOps a way for governments to deliver security compliance

It’s an increasingly application-driven world. DevOps could be a key technology to help government agencies address security and compliance requirements, manage heterogeneous environments, and ongoing visibility in their IT infrastructure. In an increasingly application-driven world, the government sector is constantly challenged with prioritising resources and delivering services to citizens while…

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