Category: Spotlight on Security

Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments

Security Assurance Requirements for Linux Application Container Deployments

Author(s): Ramaswamy Chandramouli (NIST) Abstract Application Containers are slowly finding adoption in enterprise IT infrastructures. Security guidelines and countermeasures have been proposed to address security concerns associated with the deployment of application container platforms. To assess the effectiveness of the security solutions implemented based on these recommendations, it is necessary to analyze those solutions and outline […]

Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?

Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?

By Jim Dearing, senior analyst, building and security technology, IHS Markit Homeowners worldwide have more security options available to them now than ever before. If you needed to purchase a home alarm or video surveillance system 10 years ago, typically you had two options: go to a professional solution provider or do it yourself. Since […]

Terrorism Insurance: Understanding the Boundaries of Coverage for a Risk Without Borders

Terrorism Insurance: Understanding the Boundaries of Coverage for a Risk Without Borders

Terrorism risk insurance, whether through traditional or stand-alone policies, is an increasingly important element of domestic corporate insurance programs, according to a new RIMS Professional Report titled, Terrorism Insurance: Understanding the Boundaries of Coverage for a Risk Without Borders. Authored for RIMS by Micah Skidmore of Haynes and Boone, LLP, the report provides corporate risk […]

Report: Digital payments volumes continue to rise in Australia

Report: Digital payments volumes continue to rise in Australia

Australia sees almost 10% growth, on road to a cashless future Global digital payments volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9 percent through to 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to the World Payments Report 2017 (WPR 2017). Released on the 10th of October 2017, by Capgemini and BNP Paribas, the WPR 2017 […]

Building a modern security operations centre

Building a modern security operations centre

How to protect your organisation’s information Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technologies are not new, but there remains plenty of misinformation and misunderstanding about how to use them. Critics focus on them being little more than log collector and storage tools, that due to their management overhead, gives little in the way of return […]

The ASX 100 Cyber health check report - What’s next for your board?

The ASX 100 Cyber health check report – What’s next for your board?

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) along with the “Big 4” accounting firms have released the ASX 100 Cyber Health Check Report ASX Report PDF to establish a baseline in cyber security via a high-level “health check”. I commend the ASX and ASIC and the other participating companies for […]

Navigating the IT landscape of the future: The cultural shift your business needs

Navigating the IT landscape of the future: The cultural shift your business needs

The future IT landscape is scary for businesses of today, but it is certainly not insurmountable. Naturally, as the value of data to people and organisations grows, ransomware attacks, data theft and extortion will also continue to be on the rise. But the threats are not just perpetrated through stealthy backdoor tactics, in fact, according […]

Philippines connect and cyber security

Philippines connect and cyber security

The newly-formed Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) of the Philippines has been directed to craft a National Broadband Plan (NBP) to further improve the connectivity in the Philippines, with proposed plans for better internet connections and free WiFi. Co-organised by DICT and CommunicAsia 2017, the half-day Philippines Connect seminar on 24th May 2017 […]

INTERPOL World 2017 World Economic Forum’s Cybercrime Dialogue

INTERPOL World 2017 World Economic Forum’s Cybercrime Dialogue

‘Cybercrime Dialogue’ In the company of Jurgen Stock, Secretary General, INTERPOL, Cheri McGuire, CISO, Standard Chartered Bank, Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank and William Maheu, Senior Director, Qualcomm Cyber Security Solutions. Moderated by World Economic Forum’s Dr Jean-Luc Vez, Head of Public Security Policy and Security Affairs. What measures are you […]

Cyber security of assets in the interconnected era

Cyber security of assets in the interconnected era

Held at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, the Smart Facilities Management Solutions (20th -21st July 2017), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Asia Privacy Forum (24th – 25th July), and the RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan (26th-28th July) shone the spotlight on the pivotal role of CyberSecurity in technology-driven conversations today. […]