Victorian government earmarks AU$30m to lift hospital cyber capabilities

The Victorian government plans to invest a total of AU$30 million to upgrade and modernise the IT infrastructure of 28 of the state’s hospitals and health services in a bid to guard against further cyber attacks. The AU$30 million will Read More …

Hacking Operational Technology for Defense: Lessons Learned From OT Red Teaming Smart Meter Control Infrastructure

High-profile security incidents in the past decade have brought increased scrutiny to cyber security for operational technology (OT). However, there is a continued perception across critical infrastructure organizations that OT networks are isolated from public networks—such as the Internet. In Read More …

NATO prepares for world’s largest cyber war game

Military cyber security specialists are preparing for the largest cyber war game in the world, which kicks off tomorrow as the fictional NATO member state of Berylia comes under attack. The real-time NATO exercise will include defenders practising the protection Read More …

EU, Japan, and the US Conducted Joint Cybersecurity Training

Early this month, the EU, Japan, and the US recently conducted a joint cybersecurity training program as part of a series of dialogues on digital policies held last February 2021. The dialogues led to an agreement to strengthen the countries’ Read More …

(ISC)² Study Reveals the Cybersecurity Workforce Has Grown to 3.5 Million Professionals Globally

(ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today released the findings of its 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. 3,790 respondents, all of whom dedicate at least 25% of their time to cybersecurity tasks, were surveyed across Read More …

MITRE releases emulation plan for FIN6 hacking group, more to follow

MITRE and cyber-security industry partners have launched a new project that promises to offer free emulation plans that mimic today’s biggest hacking groups in order to help train security teams to defend their networks. Named the Adversary Emulation Library, the Read More …

White Hat Hackers Get the Chance to Break Industrial Control System Security in PWN2OWN 2020

From enterprise applications and web browsers to mobile and IoT devices, hacking competition Pwn2Own has added another focus: industrial control system (ICS) and its associated protocols. Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), the bug bounty program behind Pwn2Own, has long been Read More …

ACSC helps power energy sector’s cybersecurity capabilities

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has plugged into energy sector organisations and government agencies to help power their cybersecurity capabilities. The nationwide program — which started in November 2018 – aims to improve the energy industry’s cyber threat resilience and responses. Read More …