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News • 8 Feb 2021

Combatting COVID and cyber threats: similarities and lessons

Over the last year, societies worldwide have been battling challenges posed by COVID-19.


News • 2 Feb 2021

SolarWinds attack poses major cybersecurity risk

The technology world has been reeling from the attack on SolarWinds1. The company FireEye has said that its network has been breached via malware inserted into SolarWinds software update.


News • 1 Feb 2021

Analysing SolarWinds Cyberattack

Microsoft has recently released a detailed technical report on analysing the SolarWinds attack.

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News • 14 May 2020


A discussion of privacy and security issues around the COVIDSafe contact tracing app.

News • 11 Mar 2020

Cyber Security in the Aerospace and Defence Industry

Increasingly, software has become critical to aerospace and defence systems. Here comes the fundamental role of security. In fact, security should be thought of as an enabler for such systems. Specific concerns in secure software for aerospace would include unauthorized access (and use) of on-board and off-board systems (not just be users but also by other software applications and services, given that aerospace systems are essentially “systems of systems”).

News • 9 Dec 2019

On the Role of CISO in the Digital World

As cyberattacks and threats continue to increase in sophistication and in frequency, the role of CISO has become even more critical.

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