Ransomware: Looking for weaknesses in your own network is key to stopping attacks

Ransomware is a major cybersecurity threat to organisations around the world, but it’s possible to reduce the impact of an attack if you have a thorough understanding of your own…

Cyber incident impact sits at over $500,000 for half of small to medium APAC businesses

Image: Cisco 51% of Asia Pacific small to medium-sized businesses that were hit with a cyber incident in the past year saw the cost of that incident exceed $500,000, according…

ACSC offers optional DNS protection to government entities

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian Cyber Security Centre will be offering its Australian Protective Domain Name Service (AUPDNS) for free to other government entities at federal and state level across…

Singapore to develop mobile defence systems with Ghost Robotics

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) has inked a partnership with Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics to identify uses cases involving legged robots for security, defence, and humanitarian applications. They will…

Ciaran Martin: Resilience key to cyber defence

Fran Kelly: Australia has seen a 13% increase in cyber-attacks over the past year as cyber criminals take advantage of large numbers of people working from home. In its Annual…

Ukraine Police Cuff Botnet Herder Who Controlled 100K Machines

Ukraine Police Cuff Botnet Herder Who Controlled 100K Machines Ukrainian law enforcers have arrested a suspected botnet herder responsible for controlling an automated network of around 100,000 compromised machines to…

New guidelines for responding to cyber attacks don’t go far enough

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  If Australia’s electricity grid was targeted by cyber attack the fall out could be severe. Shutterstock Adam Henry, UNSW and Greg Austin, UNSW Debates about cyber…

If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  lolloj Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…

Domain name fraud: is the global Internet in danger?

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  A spider’s web is secure, and ours? Robert Anasch/Unsplash, CC BY Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis – Institut Mines-Télécom In late February 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned…