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University of Technology Sydney report offers blueprint for regulation of facial recognition technology

A report from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Human Technology Institute has outlined a model law for facial recognition technology to protect against the harmful use of this technology, but also foster innovation for public benefit. Australian law was not drafted with the widespread use of facial recognition in mind. Led by UTS Industry […]


Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]


Crypto-criminal activity has fallen in 2022 with illicit cryptocurrency volumes down 15% YoY

Hacking, however, remains on the rise, as US$1.9bn worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in hacks this year, compared to under US$1.2 billion at the same point in 2021. After cryptocurrency-based crime hit an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14 billion over the course of the year, there now appears to be […]


Jumio reveals three key findings from its digital identity 2022 research

Providing a digital identity to create an online account or complete a transaction is becoming more commonplace globally. A digital identity is an electronic file containing a person’s identity information, often used to prove their identity online. Gartner has predicted that by 2024, ‘a true global, portable, decentralised identity standard will emerge in the market to address […]


CREST releases guidance on penetration testing

CREST, the international not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cybersecurity industry, has announced the release of its CREST Defensible Penetration Test, a specification that provides recommendations on how penetration tests should be scoped, delivered and signed off. With significant growth in the numbers of penetration tests being carried out around the world, the need to […]


Juniper Networks vSRX achieves top rating in CyberRatings.org cloud network firewall test

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has received a ‘AAA’ rating in the first-ever Cloud Network Firewall evaluation by CyberRatings.org, a non-profit member organisation that provides transparency and expert guidance on cybersecurity risks via research and objective product testing. This is the latest in a series of third-party tests, analyst reports and customer […]


Cyberattacks see 114% increase in last two years on education sector before back-to-school

With back-to-school around the corner, Check Point Research (CPR) sees the highest volume of cyberattacks on the education and research sector. Hackers sent the most cyberattacks on the education and research sector every month in 2022 and in 2021, marking a 114% increase these past two years. The shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 […]


Proofpoint reveals top universities at risk from cybercriminals

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released new research which found that the top universities in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, subjecting students, staff and stakeholders to higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks. Proofpoint’s research found that 97% of the top 10 universities across […]


Survey reveals organizations see malicious insiders as a route for ransomware

Insider threats become a common threat vector in the heightened ransomware crisis, yet many lack the visibility to determine whether it’s a malicious or accidental risk. Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, has launched its first State of Ransomware 2022 and Beyond report aimed at providing insights into how the threatscape is evolving and how […]


Ericsson and KMUTT partner to build a 5G ready workforce in Thailand

Ericsson and King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) are partnering to support Thai students to build 5G ICT skills for the future. The partnership will provide KMUTT students with access to ‘Ericsson Educate,’ Ericsson’s online education initiative that supplements the students’ ongoing technical studies with courses that aim to strengthen their ICT skills and […]


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