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 must take caution with AI use, review approach to public trust

In its quest to drive the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) across the country, multi-ethnic Singapore needs to take special care navigating its use in some areas, specifically, law enforcement…

Australia's new ransomware plan to create ransomware offences and reporting regime

The Australian government has announced a new set of standalone criminal offences for people who use ransomware under what it has labelled its Ransomware Action Plan. Under the new plan…

Intune vs. WSUS vs. SCCM – Costs, Benefits, Ease of Use, and Deployment

Patching has certainly gained a lot of momentum ever since research has proven that ‘unattended’ apps and software can quickly lead to a data leak.  Patching is the new ‘kid’…

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…

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,…

Global Telecom Company Syniverse Reveals Five-year Breach

Last week, Syniverse, an international organization that provides technology and business services for several telecommunications companies, has confirmed it had suffered a massive attack that exposed billions of text messages and…

Biden Administration Gathers 30 Countries for a Meeting on Cybercrime and Ransomware

In a statement released on Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden declared that this month the White House will convoke a 30-country meeting in order to try to jointly fight against cybercrime and…

EU: Russia Behind ‘Ghostwriter’ Campaign Targeting Germany

It’s not the first time that the disinformation/spearphishing campaign, which originally smeared NATO, has been linked to Russia.

EU takes aim at Russia over 'Ghostwriter' hacking campaign against politicians, government officials

The European Union formally blamed Russia on Friday, just ahead of this weekend’s German elections, for a hacking campaign targeting EU government officials and politicians. And the EU is threatening…