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GUEST RESEARCH: Bitglass, the total cloud security company, today announced new research that shows how the Dark Web, the value of stolen data and cybercriminal behaviours have dramatically evolved in recent years.

Published in Guest Research

At least five US Government agencies have been breached in the latest attack aimed at the government, an official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says.

Published in Security

Australian-listed space technology operator Kleos Space has appointed seasoned industry executive Eric von Eckartsberg as Chief Revenue Officer as it prepares for commercialisation of its global activity-based intelligence data.

Published in People Moves

Federal authorities are likely to be looking into security practices at Texas-based SolarWinds and would have secured evidence during a raid on their offices in the wake of the revelations about cyber attacks being launched using the company's supply chain as a vector, a senior infosec practitioner says.

Published in Security

Malicious attackers, who were exposed as having hit a number of government and private sector entities through software made by Texas firm SolarWinds, appear to have gained access to that firm's network as early as mid-2019, Yahoo! News claims.

Published in Security

Huawei Australia chief technology officer Dr David Soldani has warned that the latest sanctions on Huawei by the US Federal Government could break-up the unified global mobile technology standards that currently allow Australian tourists and business travellers to use their mobile devices anywhere in the world – and for global visitors to use their mobile devices when in Australia.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has filed a motion for summary judgment in its case against the US Government in which it has challenged the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act. The motion will be heard on 19 September.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 23 November 2018 10:56

US lobbying allies to stop using Huawei equipment

The American Government has ramped up its campaign against Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies, briefing officials in so-called "friendly countries" to try and get them to stop using equipment from the Chinese vendor.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft excised some portions of a January blog post about its close association with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement — which is under fire for enforcing an US Government policy of forcibly separating asylum-seekers from their children — but then restored it after the deletion was spotted.

Published in Strategy

US Government offices are struggling to remove code created by Kaspersky Lab from their networks to meet a 1 October deadline, following a ban on its use in September last year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Moves to impose more sanctions on Kaspersky Lab by the US are being held up by dissenting government voices that fear it may set a precedent for other countries to act in a similar manner.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In an explosive revelation, the Tor Project, which produces a browser said to be the gold standard for privacy, is being funded by the US Government agency BBG and co-operates with American intelligence agencies, a report claims.

Published in Security

A bill which will enable courts to decide cases in which the US Government seeks access to data stored abroad by American companies is unlikely to pass through Congress in time to resolve a case involving Microsoft.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The US Supreme Court will next month begin hearing an appeal brought by the US Government against a verdict which Microsoft obtained in a case involving emails stored on a server in Ireland.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:45

Deloitte breach involved govt, UN, Fifa mails: claim

The email breach at multinational accountancy firm Deloitte is claimed to have been much more widespread than the company has admitted, and compromised a server that hosted mail from 350 clients, including four US government departments and the UN.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:11

Kaspersky says Harvey Norman ban its own business

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has reacted to reports that Australian retailer Harvey Norman will no longer be selling its products by saying it respects the decision of any business to sell and market products as it sees fit.

Published in Security

A former employee of the NSA claims Kaspersky Lab has provided misleading information while responding to a Bloomberg article that said emails it had obtained showed that the company had developed products for the Russian intelligence service FSB and also accompanied its agents on raids.

Published in Technology Regulation

The head of anti-malware company Kaspersky Lab says he had no idea why the US is taking aim at his company but thinks it may be due to the current crisis in relations between Moscow and Washington.

Published in Security

Changes made by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to the criteria for granting H-1B visas appear to have had an effect, with the number of applications falling for the first time in four years.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft is suing the US Government to protect its user’s privacy. This high-profile suit puts it in the driver’s seat as the plaintiff – not the defendant as was the case with FBI and Apple.

Published in Technology Regulation
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