Malaysia expects to witness increased incidents of commercial fraud, ransomware and online scams in 2016. Cybersecurity head Amiruddin Abdul Wahab drives the agenda for securing cyberspace and discusses measures to tackle threats.
Cybersecurity is becoming an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, finally. That's good news because it's critical in our day-to-day lives. But are the candidates doing the issue justice in the way they address it?
India's and Malaysia's cybersecurity teams look to strike a chord to collaborate and share best security practices to respond to security incidents. But the question is: Who will take the lead and has the expertise to face the challenges?
India and Singapore signed a MoU to tackle cybersecurity challenges by setting up an incident prevention and response mechanism, which is operationally ready, as well as establishing an information sharing mechanism for best practices.
ITSERT-NP, formed to address Nepal's cybersecurity challenges, faces the task of prescribing policy guidelines and mandates, as well as establishing an information-sharing platform to secure Nepal against growing threats.
As the unfolding investigation into the Paris attacks shows, just sharing threat-related data - without adding the crucial context that turns it into actionable intelligence - won't help organizations block attacks.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, cybersecurity expert Brian Honan argues that now is not the time to make snap public policy decisions that attempt to promote or restrict either cryptography or surveillance.
Brijesh Singh, CISO for the state of Maharashtra and IG of CID, says that the threat is evolving in such a manner that it is impossible for law enforcement alone to tackle it. "All of our traditional models of policing, they don't work here."
Dr. A S Ramasastri, IDRBT's director, says the enterprise security leader's office needs to be strengthened and empowered to tackle new threats and growing cyber espionage with an appropriate risk-based strategy.
Indian enterprises must strengthen their capabilities to secure Digital India. To combat emerging threats, security leaders prescribe a self-regulatory approach, rather than one driven by compliance mandates.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor data sharing agreement is invalid because the United States has failed to safeguard Europeans' privacy rights. Legal experts say the judgment is a direct response to Edward Snowden's revelations.
As cyber threats rise, industry experts see an opportunity to involve government and private entities in building the capacity of security professionals through effective partnerships and cybersecurity clusters.