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After our report on crytoviruses, readers expressed frustration over how despite their best efforts to secure IT within their organisation, there is always that one chump who clicks on a special offer email on the computer they use for work and compromise the corporate network. Well now there’s one more threat to worry about: Windows 10 upgrade ransomware emails.
If your company’s IT security rests solely on the IT manager, Cisco wants this to change. As part of its recommendations to the Federal Government for the 2015 Cyber Security Review, the networking vendor wants to see CEO level accountability for the “integrity, confidentiality and assured availability of data, systems and services” within businesses.
During last week’s RSA Conference in Singapore, a panel hosted by RSA Conference Chair Dr Hugh Thompson with Tobias Feakin, the director of the International Cyber Policy Centre, RSAâ€™s CTO Zuli Ramzan and Paul Oâ€™Rourke, the Asia-Pacific Cyber Security Leader at Ernst & Young discussed a number of interesting issues pertaining to the â€śAsian Opportunity for Securityâ€ť.
When Kristie Green, owner of North Star Scaffolding, saw a traffic infringement notice email come through on the computer she uses to run her small business, she didn’t even think twice about clicking it. The computer instantly froze up and then a message appeared on the screen informing her the device has been hijacked and that she needed to pay a $900 ransom to gain access to all her files again. Kristie had been hit by a cryptovirus.
As the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, May-Ann Lim works with a number of the largest cloud service providers in the region, dealing with all sorts of different issues. The associationâ€™s mission is to be the voice of the technology community and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the APAC region.
Itâ€™s clear from this yearâ€™s RSA Conference in Singapore that mobility is one of the key battlefronts in the cybersecurity fight. According to RSAâ€™s senior director of technology Kayvan Alikhani, one of the biggest steps forward has been the establishment of a hardware route of trust.