Our Cyber Security Blog

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DarkSide: Service with a Smile

We once covered the Darknet Diaries podcast, the episode was a story about Ransomware. We are drawn to these ransomware stories on private and public organisations because they speak to a real vulnerability in an unreal world.

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Irish Luck

Ireland Health Services (HSE), Ireland’s public hospital network, is digging its heels in to avoid paying ransom following a ransomware attack by the Conti group in mid-May causing chaos.

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Defence mode for the ADF

The connection between IT and defence conjures spy agent imagery from the French TV series, The Bureau or the archaic yet futuristic technology in Get Smart.

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Cyber leadership

Just as we expect strong leadership on climate change action in 2021 from federal governments, so too we demand that boards of corporations have an arsenal that includes reforming climate policy, gender equality and some kind of mental health support for employees.

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Facebook breached, again!

Facebook conjures a plethora of images the moment it is spoken of. It’s one of the most recognisable digital brands.

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A current hacking affair

The media are mostly responsible for the reportage of hacking scandals and malware infiltration as they largely affect all manner of institutions; government, commercial and public.

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Surveillance Insecurity

A white hat is a hacker with heart, Wiki gives a conservative definition here but a description with firework flair was recently documented in a Bloomberg piece quoting self-aggrandising hacker, Tillie Kottmann, “lots of curiosity, fighting for freedom of information and against intellectual property, a huge dose of anti-capitalism, a hint of anarchism — and it’s also just too much fun not to do it.” That really turns the hacker ‘stealing data and cash’ trope on its head.

Rolled enrolments for RMIT

RMIT University is a leader in the field of cybersecurity education for tertiary students. They have hosted innovative competitive workshops like Hackathon in years gone by and spruik their cyber-wares to all that have a digital leaning.

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NetWalker arrested

A lightbulb moment happened when Faster Networks read about the latest FBI arrest of ransomware hacker, NetWalker.