Cloud facial verification tech used for first time in establishing national digital identity in Singapore scheme

Cloud facial verification technology has been used for the first time in a government national identity programme in Singapore. The country’s National Digital Identity (NDI) programme, driven by Singapore’s GovTech agency, will utilise the technology in SingPass – the digital identity for Singapore residents used by four million people – as proof of ID for […]

Fake Russian Facebook accounts suspended amid “hack and leak” concerns in run up to US election

Three networks of fake accounts linked to Russian military intelligence and the Internet Research Agency were removed by Facebook on Thursday. NPR reported that US. Intelligence officials warned the companies of Russia’s intentions to undermine Joe Biden’s campaign by hacking the accounts of political figures, stealing sensitive information, manipulating it, and strategically releasing it in […]

Zerologon vulnerability actively exploited, says Microsoft

Microsoft has observed attacks exploiting the serious security flaw dubbed “Zerologon”, the company’s security intelligence team reported in a tweet yesterday. The vulnerability, officially called CVE-2020-1472 Netlogon EoP, can allow cyber attackers to get access to an unpatched Windows domain controller, leading to control over the internal network of an organisation. As a critical threat, […]

Campaigners pressure Irish Data Protection Commission to act over use of data in ad-targeting

A campaign group has accused the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) of allowing the “largest ever recorded” data breach by online advertising An Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) submission to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) released on Monday accuses the DPC of failing to stop a “massive” online advertising data breach. The submission […]

Whitepaper: How Businesses Can Meet CCPA Compliance Requirements

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a California state statute intended to enhance California residents’ privacy rights. The state government passed CCPA in June 2018 and began enforcing it on July 1, 2020. Although several high-profile companies have already made headlines for violating this law, and California has been imposing fines, many companies are […]

Three things to consider when securing multi-cloud environments in the public sector

Public sector organisations are all at different points on the cloud transformation and digitalisation journey. Many already recognise the benefits of moving to the cloud and have advanced multi-cloud strategies and stacks, whereas others may just be making the first forays into building a cloud infrastructure. But, in both cases, the digital transformation has led to traditional network perimeters eroding and the cyber risk coming to the fore. In fact, almost […]

Twitter issues new security requirements to politicians and journalists ahead of US presidential election

Twitter has ramped up its security for high-profile groups by requiring stronger passwords and enabling password reset protection. The platform announced in a blogpost on 17 September that it has increased security measures for political parties, journalists, and members of Congress for the course of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with requirements taking effect immediately.  […]