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Lookout data shows credential theft mobile attacks on the rise in US Government agencies

Recent data commissioned by Lookout supports the fact that mobile phishing attacks are on the rise. We explore the findings in further detail, particularly focusing on the impact this is having on federal, state and local governments in the US. Steve Banda, Senior Manager, Security Solutions at Lookout, offers his expert opinion and advice on what CISOs […]

Australian Government contemplates making ransom payments illegal

It has been reported that it could soon be illegal for companies that fall victim to data breaches to pay ransoms to the hackers. The home affairs minister for the Australian Government, Clare O’Neil, confirmed that the organisation was examining whether new laws were needed to stop ransom payments in the wake of the Medibank and Optus […]

United States and Spain announce the development of a capacity-building tool to combat ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the US Department of State and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, have announced a joint project to develop a capacity-building tool to help countries utilise public-private partnerships (PPPs) to combat ransomware. This project was developed as part of the Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative […]

Lookout data shows credential theft mobile attacks on the rise in US Government agencies

Lookout, an endpoint to cloud security company, has released its 2022 Government Threat Report which examines the most prominent mobile threats affecting federal, state and local governments in the United States. Lookout data reveals mobile phishing and device vulnerability risk within US government agencies has increased since 2021. According to a Lookout analysis of data […]

NCSC issues fresh guidance following recent rise in supply chain cyberattacks

Cybersecurity experts have issued a fresh warning over the threat of supply chain attacks following a rise in the number of incidents. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – has published new guidance to help organisations effectively assess and gain confidence in the cybersecurity of their supply chains. It follows a […]

Aligning Zero Trust with the Essential Eight

The recent spate of cyberattacks against Australian organisations has caused many to reconsider their cybersecurity strategies and enhance their Zero Trust models. Amritha Saravanan, IT Security Evangelist, ManageEngine, discusses the importance of Zero Trust and how it aligns with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)’s Essential Eight Maturity Model. The COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated a major […]

Michigan recognized for IT excellence in national rating

The State of Michigan was recognized by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) as one of the top-performing states in the country for its use of technology to improve and secure government services. The CDG’s biennial Digital States Survey awarded Michigan with an A grade, the highest honor. The state has received an A grade […]

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 […]

Dubai Customs opts for Dell Technologies’ data protection solutions to drive global trade and future innovation

Facilitating global trade requires a robust digital infrastructure supported by a thorough understanding of the value of data. Younis Othman, Director of Information Technology Department, Dubai Customs, talks to Intelligent CISO’s Alix Pressley about how Dell Technologies’ suite of data protection solutions meet the organisation’s constantly evolving data protection needs and help the customer to […]

Bridewell inspires next generation of cyber-talent with opening of new state-of-the-art SOC 

UK cybersecurity services firm, Bridewell, has announced the opening of its new 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Wales. The company’s largest investment in property to date, the state-of-the-art SOC will provide rapid identification and response to threats while laying the foundations for sustained cybersecurity excellence for generations to come.  Run by a team of […]

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