Japan puts central bank digital currencies on policy roadmap

Bank of Japan and Japanese Govt indicates potential plans for digital currency . By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will look closer into whether to issue central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the government said in its annual policy roadmap, a sign that Tokyo may be warming…

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APAC CIOs and CISOs must heed Twitter attack

BeyondTrust CTO/CISO says attack can happen to any organisation anywhere in the world. The hack on Twitter last week showed, all organisations were vulnerable to an attack, through social engineering and phishing. On the 15th of July social media giant Twitter reported, attackers targeted certain Twitter employees through a social…

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Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Social media platform needed to fill CISO post leading up to the hack. By Joseph Menn, Katie Paul and Mark Hosenball July 16 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told Reuters, before…

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US tech giants face hard choices under Hong Kong’s new security law

Companies are now in the cross hairs of a national security law that gives China authority to demand that they turn over user data. By Brenda Goh and Pei Li SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. tech giants face a reckoning over how Hong Kong’s security law will reshape their businesses,…

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