Malicious cyber activity targeting MSPs

Cybercrime cartels have studied the interdependences of financial institutions. A joint advisory has been published by the U.S., UK, Canada, and ANZ warning of malicious cyber activity targeting MSPs and providing guidance on how best to protect against these cyber threats. VMware’s recent Modern Bank Heists report, referenced this, revealing 60 per cent of financial…

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VMware addressing the data sovereignty needs of regulated industries

VMware is empowering and equipping trusted national or regional cloud service providers. VMware recently announced that it is adding several new partners to its Sovereign Cloud Initiative, along with several new cloud-native developer-centric capabilities. The initiative strengthens VMware’s ability to address the needs of enterprises from regulated industries to meet…

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre issues security alerts

Australian Government’s lead security agency sends out warnings. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Australian Government lead agency for cyber security has sent out a number of high alerts for vulnerabilities in a number of software products, including Accellion which affected Singapore telecommunications provider, Singtel. According to the ACSC…

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Financial services CIOs must align technology investment with business

Investment in Automation and remote work technologies can help organisations achieve new post-COVID-19 goals CIOs who are driving financial services digital business strategy and innovation must align with business leader priorities to ensure a coordinated COVID-19 response and recovery, according to Gartner, Inc. Automation and technologies to sustain and improve remote work…

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China behind most cyber attacks, states report

Financial industry has become a key target. COVID-19 has become a panacea for cybercriminals, with 53 per cent of Incident Response (IR) professionals reporting an increase in cyberattacks exploiting COVID-19, according to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report. China are behind most attacks, and the financial industry…

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Blaming employees for a cyber security attack is toxic

CIOs and CISOs need to move on from the way cyber security have been done for the last 50 year. CIOs and CISOs have a lot on their plate right now and a lot of things to think about. But security is more than just some ransomware or encrypting a…

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University of Auckland modernises critical infrastructure with Datrium

Modernising critical infrastructure including data centres to empower IT team. The University of Auckland in New Zealand has selected Datrium DVX and Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS solutions to modernise its infrastructure by leveraging the cloud and unifying compute, storage, backup, and disaster recovery (DR). Challenged with aging…

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VMWare integrates Bitfusion into vSphere 7

VMware’s 2019 acquistion of Bitfusion bears product. Bitfusion Technology has been integrated into VMware vSphere 7. This will give organisations access to elastic infrastructure on-demand to support the increasing adoption of emerging technologies for growth in Southeast Asia’s digital future. The recently added feature – VMware vSphere Bitfusion – was…

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VMware Brings Automation Cloud Service to Southeast Asia

Availability of vRealize Automation Cloud Service in Singapore for innovation and scale across the region. VMware has made vRealize Automation Cloud Service in available in Singapore. Consisting of VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker and VMware Code Stream, these services help organisation that pivot towards the region’s mobile-first, app-driven economy.…

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Modern banking makes the sector vulnerable to attacks

No sector was more regularly targeted than the financial sector The financial sector has seen a “staggering 238 per cent increase” in cyber attacks and ransomware attacks have increased nine-fold since the beginning of February to the end of April 2020. This is according to VMware Carbon Black’s third annual…

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