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Industry, enterprises look to gamification as sides are drawn in cybersecurity’s infinity war

Security vendors’ construction of cybersecurity coalitions mirrors the us-versus-them implications of recent geopolitical episodes – but with opponents building their own coalitions, CISOs may need to consider gamifying their own operations to get often apathetic security staff into the right mindset. The recent multinational condemnation of Russia’s ongoing cybersecurity probes – as well as incidents […]

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FDA issues ‘recall’ on heart implants for security firmware update

The US For and Drug administration is urging patients with heart implants from Abbot Laboratories to visit a healthcare centre and install a firmware update that addresses a remote hacking vulnerability and a rapid battery depletion bug.  Abott Industries, formerly St Jude Medical, has developed a firmware update to address two vulnerabilities discovered by MedSec, […]

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Channel debates data breach notification laws as ARN Exchange hits Melbourne

Slideshow The spotlight is shining on the security practices and policies of Australian organisations, as the data breach notification laws come into effect. With the cyber health of a nation under question, businesses remain unprepared to handle the requirements, creating a need for external guidance and advice. But is the channel ready to capitalise? Because […]

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FDA issues worldwide ‘recall’ on heart implants for security firmware update

The US For and Drug administration is urging patients with heart implants from Abbot Laboratories to visit a healthcare centre and install a firmware update that addresses a remote hacking vulnerability and a rapid battery depletion bug.  Abott Industries, formerly St Jude Medical, has developed a firmware update to address two vulnerabilities discovered by MedSec, […]

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Microsoft brings Edge’s Defender browser protection to Google’s Chrome

Microsoft in what appears to be a move to promote its un-loved Edge browser has released the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Chrome.  Chrome already has Google’s Safe Browsing technology to warn users against visiting phishing and malware sites, so there doesn’t seem to be much reason for Microsoft to release a Chrome add-on […]

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Lack of security skills has become a drag on Australia’s digital transformation

A lack of cybersecurity skills has forced more than half of Australian IT decision-makers to slow down their cloud rollouts, according to new research that has redoubled the urgency of strategies for building and deploying Australia’s cybersecurity capabilities. The rush to the cloud was slowing across the board, according to a new McAfee survey of […]

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As Australia condemns Russian cyber attacks, experts demand clarity on offensive capabilities

Allegations that Russia has been actively probing millions of routers worldwide – supported by the US, UK and Australian governments – lend currency to calls by ASPI for Australia to consider developing an offensive “asymmetric capability” that would see it proactively launching cyber attacks against other countries. The policy brief – developed in conjunction with […]

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Microsoft rallies industry to counter government cyberattacks

Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Dell and 30 other companies have announced a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord, committing themselves to protecting internet users from  cybercriminals to state-backed hackers.  The accord is a collective response by tech giants, security firms and industrial firms to major cyberattacks over the last year. Participants have vowed not to assist governments launch […]

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Microsoft’s chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft continued its unexpected push into the chip business by announcing “Azure Sphere,” combining a chip design, a cloud security service, and even a Linux (!) kernel to better secure billions of IoT devices around the world. In 2016, Microsoft announced that it had co-designed an FPGA, a specific type of programmable chip […]

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Researchers hijack huge network of hacked sites that spread ransomware, banking trojans

Researchers have severed a link between criminals running the ElTest malware distribution network and computers they infected with ransomware and banking trojans. Researchers at Proofpoint, abuse.ch and brilliantit.com have “sinkholed” ElTest, breaking a large network of legitimate but compromised websites that was capable of conducting two million redirects per day to various exploit kits. The […]