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Do You Keep Your Laptop Digitally and Physically Secure?

November 19th, 2020|

Last month it was reported that the security chip found in Apple’s recent computers, the T2 chip, could be susceptible to being jailbroken. A demonstration and an extensive report has been released by the team behind the exploit.

Several controller features are handled by Apple’s custom silicon T2 co-processor, …read more

New Era of Surveillance Devices Requires New Solutions – QCC Sentinel

November 5th, 2020|

Since 2010 there has been a noticeable change in the types of surveillance devices that are being used in both commercial and government settings. Also, the way in which Video, Audio and Data product is transported to an eavesdropper or attacker has also evolved.

In addition to cellular surveillance …read more

US Internet of Things Security Bill

October 29th, 2020|

Last month the US House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to ensure that a minimum security requirement (set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) is met by all Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are acquired by the federal government.

Named the bipartisan Internet of Things …read more

Simple Measures Could Have Stopped Government Cyber Attack

October 8th, 2020|

Within the last year the New South Wales government has suffered from several phishing attacks, one of the worst being in April of this year. The targeted attack to Service NSW resulted in the theft of more than 500,000 documents holding personal information that related to 186,000 people. …read more

More US Espionage Arrests

September 24th, 2020|

Last month, former US Army Special Forces officer, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, was arrested for allegedly handing national defence information to Russian intelligence operatives. He was later charged with conspiring to provide US national defence information to agents of a foreign government.

A week prior to the Debbins arrest, …read more

The Latest in a String of High-Profile Ransomware Attacks

September 17th, 2020|

This year has seen a rise in high profile ransomware attacks, with one of the latest victims being cruise ship operator, Carnival Corporation. The specific ransomware attack used hasn’t been confirmed, but its being reported that a portion of one of Carnival Corporation’s IT systems has been accessed …read more

Trade Secret Thief Sentenced

August 20th, 2020|

Several years ago, Anthony Levandowski was a well-known engineer in the up and coming industry of self-driving cars – he helped create a division within Google dedicated to it. Levandowski went on to part with Google in order to found Otto, a self-driving truck company, that he then …read more

High-Profile Twitter Accounts Compromised

August 13th, 2020|

Last month on July 15th, social media giant Twitter fell victim to what they are describing as a “coordinated social engineering attack”. The attack allowed hackers to gain unauthorised access to some of the most high-profile accounts on the platform. The hackers proceeded to use the high-profile accounts …read more

$1 Billion Trade Secret Stolen

July 30th, 2020|

At the end of May this year, the FBI released more details pertaining to a $1 billion trade secret theft case after an ex-employee plead guilty in November of 2019. The FBI also emphasised the need for companies to report suspected crimes such as the theft of trade …read more

UK 5G Networks to be Free of Huawei by 2027

July 23rd, 2020|

Earlier this month, it was announced by the UK government all Huawei products would be completely remove from the UK 5G network infrastructure by the end of 2027. The announcement came after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) produced new advice regarding the impact of sanctions placed against …read more