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BlueVoyant partners with Telstra to launch Cyber Detection and Response – Endpoint in Australia and New Zealand

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity company, has announced its partnership with Telstra, one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers, to launch Telstra Cyber Detection and Response – Endpoint, a fully managed 24/7 service that detects and responds to cyberattacks at the endpoint, in Australia and New Zealand. Telstra Cyber Detection and Response – Endpoint is a collaborative effort, bringing […]

China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China’s central bank has announced that all transactions of cryptocurrencies are illegal, effectively banning digital tokens such as Bitcoin. ‘Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities’, the People’s Bank of China said, warning it ‘seriously endangers the safety of people’s assets’. The price of Bitcoin fell by more than US$2,000 (£1,460) in the wake of the […]

Three-quarters of users believe they are more vulnerable to mobile attacks than a year ago

Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, has released the findings from its Menlo Security Mobile Risk 2021 Report, which explores the security considerations and concerns around mobile usage as more businesses today operate remotely. Partnering with Sapio Research, the survey questioned respondents about the mobile security threat landscape and how businesses are responding to cybersecurity challenges […]

McDonald’s targeted in data breach

Leading food service retailer, McDonald’s, has announced that it has been the target of a data breach. The event affected customer data from Korea and Taiwan, but its cyber defences meant that the breach was quickly identified and there was no interruption caused to business operations.  McDonald’s Corporation said in a statement: “McDonald’s understands the […]

Huawei opens Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Transparency Centre

Huawei opened its largest Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Transparency Centre in Dongguan, China, with representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia speaking at the opening ceremony.Along with the opening of the new centre, Huawei also released its Product Cybersecurity Baseline, marking the first time the company […]

Chinese threat group used new cyber espionage weapon on south-east Asian government

Check Point Research (CPR) has identified and blocked an ongoing surveillance operation targeting a south-east Asian government. The attackers, believed to be a Chinese threat group by CPR, systematically sent weaponised documents – that impersonated other entities within the same government – to multiple members of the target government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CPR suspects […]

Genetec lands multi-year Changi Airport Group security upgrade project

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, one of the most innovative and technologically advanced airports in the world, has selected Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, to enhance and upgrade its security system. The three-year project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, will see Genetec […]

The priorities that should be covered in every CISO’s budget

To be able to succeed in the post COVID-19 era, CISOs will need to reallocate their budgets and begin planning for strategies and offerings to safeguard their organisation. Adam Gordon, Country Manager ANZ at Varonis, discusses some of the budget priorities for CISOs in 2021, from ransomware detection technology to remote data security. 2020 was […]

Macquarie Telecom Group appoints former head of cyber warfare as senior advisor

Dr Thompson believes cybersecurity needs to be reprioritized in the national psyche. Macquarie Telecom Group has announced the appointment of former head of the Australian Defense Force’s Information Warfare Division, Major General (retired) Marcus Thompson AM PhD, as senior advisor within the company’s newly established federal government advisory board. Dr Thompson joins Macquarie following a 34-year […]

CSO Group’s integrated solutions secures NSW government department

CSO Group has secured a four-year A$16 million deal with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). The deal includes the refresh and uplift of cybersecurity capabilities and technologies for the cloud, endpoint and email, leveraging the recently launched CSO Managed Security Service. The CSO Managed Cyber Assurance Service (M-CAS) delivers a seamless, integrated, […]

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