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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, […]

Bank Islam appoints TM ONE to lead Digital Transformation

TM ONE’s digital solutions and services will realise Bank Islam’s transformational strategy. Bank Islam has appointed TM ONE to lead its Digital Transformation strategy. The collaboration is aimed at exploring TM ONE’s role in becoming the primary digital solutions provider to Bank Islam for digital infrastructures such as data centre and Cloud α (Alpha) services, […]

Australians lost a record A$176 million from 216,000 scams in 2020

Scam damages in Australia have been steadily growing in the last four years. However, last year’s losses surged by more than double. The reason being, millions of people shifted towards remote work and, in turn, created many new attack vectors for cybercriminals. According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, Australians have lost […]

New Zealand Reserve Bank responds to illegal breach of data system

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Te Pūtea Matua) is responding to a breach of a third-party file sharing service used to share information with external stakeholders. Governor Adrian Orr says the breach is contained but it will take time to determine the impact. “We are actively working with domestic and international cybersecurity experts and […]

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