cyber security

28April, 2021

CCS Stages CCSC 2021

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The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) in collaboration with the CyberMouflons Hacking Community successfully organized the Cyprus Cyber ​​Security Competition (CCSC 2021).

The aim of the competition, which took place online from 1 to 18 April 2021, was to find Cyprus’s young talents in the field of cyber security. Two hundred and twenty young people aged 14 and […]

26February, 2021

IFIP WG 9.10 Members Win International Cyber Security Competition

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Three members of IFIP Working Group 9.10 (ICT Uses in Peace and War) were part of a team that won the Strategy and Policy track of the Global Cyberpeace Challenge 2.0. The team comprised Dr Brett van Niekerk, Dr Trishana Ramluckan, Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling, and a master’s candidate.

The team was multi-disciplinary, with Dr […]

28August, 2020

ACS launches microCredentials

By |August 28th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

ACS (Australian Computer Society) has launched microCredentials which recognise pre-existing knowledge, skills, and experience in cyber security.

MicroCredentials validate achievements against a set of internationally-recognised skills which align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the most commonly-used ICT competency framework defining the skills required to perform job roles across all aspects of the technology industry.

The Cyber Security microCredentials framework […]

29June, 2020

Top remote worker cyber risks and solutions

By |June 29th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) outlines safer online meeting and home network measures

Home-based workers are at increased risk of cyber attack, but there are several measures they can take to reduce risk.

This is according to Bryan Baxter, a corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was […]

29November, 2019

ENISA Warns of 5G Security Risks

By |November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity has published its Threat Landscape for 5G Networks report, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecommunications networks (5G). 

This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.

According to the report, ‘the technological changes introduced by 5G […]

31January, 2019

UK Government Announces Plans for a Cyber Security Profession

By |January 31st, 2019|Ethics|0 Comments

The UK Government recently announced plans to develop a Cyber Security Profession in the UK. The initiative, which was announced in December last year, will include different specialisms and Chartered status for cyber security professionals. The announcement laid out the following timeline:

By March 2020:

The early development and alignment of a coherent set of career […]

24December, 2018

Western Nations Accuse China of Espionage

By |December 24th, 2018|Cloud Computing, Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

A coalition of western nations has accused China of industrial-scale cyber theft.

Several nations have released statements of condemnation after US authorities laid charges against two Chinese Nationals, accused of being part of a group called, APT-10. The group, believed to be acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry, is reportedly behind a global campaign of […]

24December, 2018

GI Calls for Greater Effort to Secure Security-Critical Infrastructures

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has used the current reporting on poorly secured water and sewage treatment plants as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for information security at utility companies.

The ‘Act to Increase the Security of Information Technology Systems’ (IT Security Act), in force since 2015 and expressly welcomed by the […]

24December, 2018

Major Players Back Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

By |December 24th, 2018|Ethics, Home Slider, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

More than 50 nations have signed on after French President Emmanuel Macron introduced a global cyber security pledge to bring government and industry together in the face of cybercrime.

The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace was signed by 51 nations and more than 250 private organisations.

“Cyberspace now plays a crucial role in every aspect of […]

28February, 2018

New Data Breach Laws for Australia

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New data breach laws came into effect in Australia last week, making it mandatory for companies to report significant breaches.

Under the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, eligible businesses must notify the Australian Government via the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) if a data breach has occurred which is likely to result in “serious […]