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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018
Cyber attacks on industrial computers are considered to be an extremely dangerous threat as they cause material losses and production downtime for a whole system.
Seven things SMBs can do right now to prevent cyber attacks
“Many think security is not their responsibility but it’s a serious risk that can destroy their business,” warns Professor Matthew Warren.
Carbon Black claims there's a link between geopolitics and cyberterrorism
“Geopolitical tensions manifest in cyberspace. There is a direct link between the failures of diplomacy and cyberespionage and cyberterrorism."
Mega users affected by credential stuffing attack; 15,000 affected
Users of file sharing website Mega have been tripped up in a credential stuffing attack.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore most cyber-resilient APAC nations
Cyber attacks can have an impact on stalled operations, disrupted supply chains, class-action lawsuits, and permanent brand damage.
APAC to lead market growth in botnet detection solutions and services
Asia Pacific will experience a 36% CAGR for botnet detection solutions and services, exceeding growth rates in North America and Europe.
The Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network is now in action
"PaCSON is a vehicle we can use for closer sharing of cybersecurity threat information, tools, techniques and ideas between nations."
CERT NZ honoured to chair new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network
CERT NZ says it is a ‘huge honour’ to be voted in as the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network’s inaugural chair.
NZ pummelled by DDoS attacks during Memcached attack outbreaks
"The attack size fell significantly between February-March from 74 to 49.4 Gbps is likely due to security teams mitigating Memcached server threats."
Bank Negara Malaysia stops SWIFT fraud in its tracks
Falsified SWIFT messages were used to attempt unauthorized fund transfers, which were blocked through a collaborative effort.
The 475-day siege: APAC firms' breach detection times are getting worse
“Defenders have to get it right every single time, while threat actors only need to get it right once.”
Check Point expands portfolio to continue fight against Gen V cyber attacks
Check Point has been busy crafting a number of security solutions for its global market in recent months.
Ericsson & Argus Cyber Security embark on security collaboration for connected vehicles
Argus Cyber Security and Ericsson will provide intelligence-based cybersecurity to connected vehicles and automakers.
Assessing the rising threat of encrypted tunnels
Venafi senior technical manager Nick Hunter takes a look at five key threats posed by encrypted tunnel attacks.
United States hot on heels of North Korea's Hidden Cobra malware
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is honing in on the North Korean Government’s activities known as HIDDEN COBRA.
Enterprise database security the answer to complying with the POPI Act
“Single platform products don't play well when an enterprise has sensitive information in many types of databases."
NEC & Japan Govt take cyber defence training to ASEAN administration
NEC is providing cybersecurity training for ASEAN administrative staff this week.
Cisco warns companies to stay ahead of cyber threats
“Security controls alone are not sufficient to address a ransomware threat, and organisations need to adopt a multi-layered approach..."
400 attacks per day: Behind Australia's growing DDoS attack surface
The largest DDoS attack targeting Australia in 2017 is around 228 Gbps in June and almost 80% of the DDoS attacks seen in Australia are under 2 Gbps.
North Korean criminals behind phishing attack on US power companies
“North Korean actions are consistent with a desire to demonstrate a deterrent capability rather than a prelude to an unprovoked first-strike."
Interview: Know your enemy - MapR talks big data and DDoS prevention
We spoke to Steve Nunez about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and how big data is helping to fend them off.
Kaon Security & Catapult Software combine expertise for OT customers
Kaon Security has announced a partnership with Catapult Software that will provide security auditing and ICS assessment services across New Zealand.