Reports have revealed that both the Democratic and Republican national committees have made significant investments in their cybersecurity capabilities to safeguard their information for the next elections. It is said that previous cyberattacks such as the Russian hacking incidents and the email leaks which had dealt a significant blow to Hillary...

Sydney, Australia - Last Wednesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launched the country’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy, in which she gave a speech that included some strong words on Russia’s alleged interference in the US elections. Bishop revealed that the country has developed cyber capabilities which can be used for offense, and...

Sydney, Australia - In last week’s SINET61 conference, Bank of Queensland’s (BoQ) chief risk officer Peter Deans said that the country’s banking sector is getting better at communicating securely with one another. Deans added that there had been more information sharing and cross-bank communication in the last 12 months, which was...

According to four insiders, two states which were critical to Trump’s presidential victory last November had previously been targeted by Russian-bought ads. The said ads employed sophisticated targeting of key demographic groups in pivotal areas in Michigan and Wisconsin. It appeared that the ads were intended to disrupt the clutter of...

Tryg, Denmark’s largest insurance company, recently made a prediction stating that the market of cyber insurance will experience rapid growth within the next five years. Tryg is expecting around 90% of its corporate customers to purchase said insurance in just a couple of years, prompted by the recent “Wannacry” attacks that...

Last Tuesday, British interior minister Amber Rudd expressed her concerns regarding WhatsApp’s encryption, saying that it can allow criminals like paedophiles to operate beyond the law’s reach. Speaking to party activists in Manchester, she added that companies should be compelled to move with greater urgency to address such issues, especially since...

Google researchers have recently disclosed 7 “serious” flaws in Dnsmasq, a software package used in a growing number of devices. As a lightweight network infrastructure builder, the software is also found in IoT devices, routers, smartphones, and even Linux distributions. The Google security team reported that the vulnerabilities they found...