Category: Asia Pacific Security

Meeting with Indian Defence Minister

Meeting with Indian Defence Minister

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has met with India’s Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi, India. Minister Pyne is in New Delhi to attend the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship foreign and strategic policy conference which brings together senior officials from across the world to discuss issues of global […]

NEC Asia Pacific Successfully Completes 3 Safety and Security Trials with Singapore Government

NEC Asia Pacific Successfully Completes 3 Safety and Security Trials with Singapore Government

NEC Corporation and NEC Asia Pacific have announced the successful completion of three Safety and Security test bed projects, held in and near Jurong Island, under the Safety and Security Industry Programme (SSIP) 2020. The SSIP 2020 is led by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and done in collaboration […]

Australia’s forthcoming mandatory data breach notification: why legal and IT departments need to collaborate more closely

Australia’s forthcoming mandatory data breach notification: why legal and IT departments need to collaborate more closely

Most organisations understand that cybersecurity isn’t just an IT risk, but rather a business and legal risk, given the vulnerabilities and potential impact. The impact and visibility is about to be even greater due to mandatory data breach notification, according to Palo Alto Networks. A recent report by Palo Alto Networks, The State of Cybersecurity […]

Fortinet Recommended in NSS Labs Data Centre Security Gateway Test

Fortinet Recommended in NSS Labs Data Centre Security Gateway Test

FortiGate Data Centre Next-Generation Firewalls Offer the Industry’s Most Effective Combination of Security, Performance, and Value Jon McGettigan, senior regional director Australia, NZ & South Pacific Islands, Fortinet “The transition to the cloud and increasing use of cloud-based applications are driving core network speeds above 100 gigabits per second. Enterprises are adapting to these changes […]

2017 Defence Year in Review: Chinese military developments and Russian geopolitical posturing

2017 Defence Year in Review: Chinese military developments and Russian geopolitical posturing

Peter Felstead, editor, Jane’s Defence Weekly by IHS Markit While 2017 may draw to a close with the Islamic State all but successfully defeated in Iraq and Syria — restoring some semblance of order to the early 21st century geopolitical paradigm — when the year is reviewed through a more traditional ‘Cold War lens’ the […]

NEC to provide disaster prevention system in Indonesia

NEC to provide disaster prevention system in Indonesia

– Offering stronger disaster prevention measures with accurate grasp of earthquake observation data – NEC Corporation has announced the supply of a wide-area disaster prevention system to the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia). A grant aid from the Japanese government program for improving equipment for disaster risk management will […]

Australian startup selected to join Asia's leading fintech hub

Australian startup selected to join Asia’s leading fintech hub

Moneycatcha Pty Ltd moves into Stone & Chalk and expands team Innovative Australian fintech startup, Moneycatcha Pty Ltd, has been selected to join fintech hub Stone & Chalk’s Sydney office following a rigorous vetting process, in a move that cements the company’s footing on Australia’s East and West coasts and signals confidence in its unique […]

Secureworks Discovers North Korean Cyber Threat Group, Lazarus, Spearphishing Financial Executives of Cryptocurrency Companies

Secureworks Discovers North Korean Cyber Threat Group, Lazarus, Spearphishing Financial Executives of Cryptocurrency Companies

In November 2017, Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) researchers discovered the North Korean cyber threat group, known as Lazarus Group and internally tracked as NICKEL ACADEMY by Secureworks, had launched a malicious spearphishing campaign using the lure of a job opening for the CFO role at a European-based cryptocurrency company. CTU researchers assess this as […]

Japanese identification cards updated directly at local city halls

Japanese identification cards updated directly at local city halls

In 2016, the Japanese Government announced that each resident would have a personal identification number which can be associated to a plastic card upon the citizen’s request. Each time a resident relocates to a new address, City Halls across the country would print the new address on the My Number Card. Today, over 200 City […]

Miaozhen Systems Announced Its Investment in MaLogic

Miaozhen Systems Announced Its Investment in MaLogic

Miaozhen Systems has announced that it is going to invest in MaLogic, a tech-based consulting business firm, and become a shareholder. Miaozhen and MaLogic will work together to develop advanced technologies for video analysis and image recognition, in order to track the entire consumer pathway from initial contact to purchase, and to integrate online and […]