Singapore and Australia Sign MoU Against Digital Scams

Singapore’s IMDA and Australia’s ACMA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperative efforts between both countries against digital scams and spam. Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA, and the Chair of ACMA, Nerida O’ Loughlin, signed the MoU on July 18 2022 at a physical signing ceremony in Singapore. The MoU […]

EY Works with Microsoft for Cloud Resilient Cybersecurity Centres in New Zealand

EY has announced that it will be launching two cybersecurity centres in New Zealand, with one in Auckland, a second in Wellington, and a potential third located in Christchurch. These cybersecurity centre will offer 24-hour cybersecurity services, and are supported by Microsoft Azure Sentinel, a cloud native security information and event management (SIEM) software solution. […]

Hong Kong in Talks with Beijing over Cross-Border Data Security Laws

The government of Hong Kong has recently entered talks with the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to facilitate data transfers from mainland China to Hong Kong in light of new Chinese data security laws. These negotiations have begun after Beijing reaffirmed its position on legislation requiring data exports to undergo security reviews by the CAC, […]

Cloudflare Opens Four New Data Centres in Australia and New Zealand to Tackle Cybercrime

Web performance and security company Cloudflare has stepped up its presence in Australia and New Zealand, opening four data centres in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch over the past 12 months. This latest round of expansion raises Cloudflare’s network to a total of nine cities across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Cloudflare’s global network spans […]

Allianz Partners MGA Coalition for US and UK cyber insurance programmes 

Cyber insurance provider MGA Coalition has announced a new multi-year capacity partnership with Allianz to back its US and UK cyber programmes. Under the terms of the agreement, Coalition will have long-term committed capacity for its cyber insurance programmes, as Allianz will assume a share of all Coalition’s US non-admitted cyber programmes, while leading Coalition’s […]

Ransomware Gangs Exploit Log4Shell flaw in VMware Horizon in Cyber Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a United States federal agency, has warned that hackers still pose a significant cybersecurity threat, as threat actors (some of whom are backed by states) are targeting VMware Horizon and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) servers using the Log4Shell remote code execution vulnerability. First discovered and disclosed in 2021, […]

Zscaler Establishes New Data Infrastructure Co-located within Equinix Data Centres in Canberra and Auckland

Cloud security company Zscaler has expanded its data centre infrastructure capacity across two sites in Canberra and Auckland, co-located within Equinix data centres. Zscaler’s expansion into these new sites complements and builds on its existing data centre infrastructures in Sydney and Melbourne, which are also co-located within Equinix’s data centres. Steve Singer, Zscaler Australia’s regional […]

Kaspersky Opens New Transparency Centres in Japan, Singapore, and the United States

Cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has opened three additional Transparency Centres in Japan, Singapore, and the United States, expanding opportunities for customers and partners to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices, as well as allowing customers to review Kaspersky’s source code and other areas of the business. The three new Transparency Centres’ opening is […]

Cloud Middleware Use by Cloud Service Providers Poses Unseen Security Risk: Wiz Research

In June 2022, researchers from Wiz Research, Nir Ohfeld and Shir Tamari, explained their findings regarding cloud middleware vulnerabilities on cloud virtual machines, at RSA Conference 2022. Their work builds off a previous study conducted in 2021, which uncovered secretly installed vulnerabilities on cloud services, such as the Azure Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) agent and […]

Rebranded Ransomware Gang Black Basta Now Targeting VMWare ESXi Servers

Uptycs Threat Research analysts revealed in a recent report that ransomware gang Black Basta has created ransomware binaries specifically targeting VMWare ESXi virtual machines which run on Linux servers. Most groups which are involved in enterprise ransomware attacks have zeroed in on ESXi virtual machines, because targeting these virtual machines enables ransomware groups to encrypt […]

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Step Up Security as Incidence of Cyber-Attacks Increase

Three prominent service providers in the cloud computing industry—Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud—have all made acquisitions to ramp up their cybersecurity capabilities over the past year.   These companies’ interest in enhancing their security expertise has become especially critical as hackers increase the frequency and scale of cyber-attacks against corporations and […]

IDC Study: 69% of CEOs Engaged in Cybersecurity Interactions, But Complex Challenges Remain

Released in April 2022 by the IDC, The Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Security and Trust Study 2022 examines how security technology buyers in the region are addressing their cybersecurity concerns. Notably, the study found that although CEOs in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) have become more actively engaged in cybersecurity interactions, the complexity of cyber […]