Category: Cyber Resilience

NetEvents Global Summit - Silicon Valley, USA

NetEvents Global Summit – Silicon Valley, USA

In late September APSM spent a week visiting San Francisco, San Jose and Silicon Valley, courtesy of NetEvents and attending the ‘Innovators in Cloud, IoT, AI & Security’ program at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose. During the three days we were driven through Silicon Valley, briefed on a range of new and emerging technologies, […]

The smartest tool in the cybersecurity toolbox: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The smartest tool in the cybersecurity toolbox: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Humans can’t keep up. Humans can’t effectively handle the flood of malware attacks, zero-day exploits, phishing, patches, updates, weak passwords, ransomware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and insider incidents that occur on enterprise networks. There’s too much data to absorb, and the patterns that might indicate a vulnerability or attack are too subtle. Artificial intelligence (AI) to […]

Murdering children online

Murdering children online

Soon the only thing you would be left with is a picture of me,” was the chilling message left behind on his Facebook page by a 14-year-old schoolboy from Mumbai moments before he eased himself off the seventh floor ledge of his building to a bloody death below. The ninth grade pupil was not suicidal, […]

Unpatched Oracle WebLogic Servers Infected with Cryptocurrency Software

Unpatched Oracle WebLogic Servers Infected with Cryptocurrency Software

By exploiting a known vulnerability on Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers, threat actors deployed cryptocurrency miners to Linux and Windows systems. In December 2017, Secureworks incident response (IR) analysts responded to multiple incidents where threat actors compromised vulnerable Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers on Linux and Windows systems to deploy cryptocurrency software. The unauthorised activity significantly impacted the […]

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 […]

Download and Comment on the New NCCoE Project

Download and Comment on the New NCCoE Project

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is excited to announce the release of the new draft Energy Sector project description: Energy Sector Asset Management. We are seeking your feedback on this draft to help refine the challenge and scope. The comment period is now open and will close as indicated below. Energy Sector Asset Management   This project will provide guidance on how […]

NIST Releases Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 7511 Revision 5, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3 Validation Program Test Requirements for public comment

NIST Releases Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 7511 Revision 5, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3 Validation Program Test Requirements for public comment

NIST Releases Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 7511 Revision 5, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3 Validation Program Test Requirements for public comment. News Release about DRAFT NISTIR 7511 Rev. 5 document from the CSRC website https://csrc.nist.gov/News/2018/NIST-Releases-Draft-NISTIR-7511-Rev-5 To view the Draft NISTIR 7511 Rev. 5 document details: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/nistir/7511/rev-5/draft Send comments to:   Deadline to […]

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 […]

NCCoE Releases FRN for TLS Server Certificate Management

NCCoE Releases FRN for TLS Server Certificate Management

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has posted a Federal Register notice (FRN) for the TLS Server Certificate Management project. This notice invites technology vendors to participate in the collaborative project. This project will use commercially available and open source technologies to develop a cybersecurity reference design that can be implemented in […]