Cybersec & datasec headlines
Cybersecurity, datasec and privacy related news headlines from November 2020, drawn from Startup News Asia’s daily updates.
Each cybersec news headline listed below is linked to the full technology news item behind that headline, gathered from online news and media sources across November of 2020.
Headlines are bullet listed to provide, first, an at-a-glance overview of the key cybersec and datasec news items from November 2020 and, second, a speedy method for readers to click through to the details of only the items that interest them most.
Cybersec news items featured here span a wide range; from interviews with cybersecurity professionals, through to examinations of national cybersecurity, datasec and privacy policies.
- Report: DeFi hacks have cost crypto platforms and users $100M in 2020, with decentralized finance protocols and crypto exchanges seen as vulnerable to fraud and money laundering
- Journalism and cybersecurity: “But crucially, newsrooms need a united front on cybersecurity, as the entire team is only as strong as its weakest link.”
- Cybersecurity: A 3-page round-up of recent cybersec, datasec and privacy-related news headlines, linked to the online articles behind the headlines and QR coded to read offline
- The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities, from McKinsey
- 2021 Cyber Threat Trends Outlook from Booz Allen Hamilton IT consulting firm, available now
- FireEye cybersecurity firm releases pre-configured ThreatPursuit, Windows-based virtual machine to help threat intelligence analysts hunt down adversaries
- CyberCrimeCon 2020 Global Threat Hunting & Intelligence Conference set for November 25-26, running virtually
- ICYMI: Google Chrome browser to have dedicated certificate root store, separate to operating system, potentially causing enterprize system admin challenges
- Cybersecurity in automotive: Mastering the challenge – report available online and to download from McKinsey
- CBDCs and privacy: “Making privacy or identity an ad hoc process is suboptimal from both a privacy or identity perspective, and most importantly from a security perspective.”
- Available now: The 2020 Cyber-Espionage Report from Verizon
- Cybersecurity: “According to data analyzed by Group-IB, Asia-Pacific became the most actively attacked region by state-sponsored threat actors…”
- A brief look at the security and privacy questions around Amazon Sidewalk, which uses Echo and Ring devices to extend connectivity over longer distances
- Video: An International Strategy to Better Protect the Global Financial System from Cyber Threats, from the Carnegie Endowment with the World Economic Forum
- Reclaim Your Face campaign launches in Europe – “biometric data and mass surveillance violates our right to express freely, assemble, speak against injustices and live without discrimination”
- China: Alibaba e-commerce giant claims to have intercepted 2.2BN cyber-attacks in just 24 hours on last year’s Singles Day, deploying 3K specialists and 1258 algorithmic models
- Deepfakes in finance: A threat to be wary of?
- “Once any of these malware strains are detected, system administrators should drop everything, take systems offline, and audit and remove the malware as a top priority.”
- India: Army launches indigenously-produced SAI messaging app, similar to WhatsApp, to facilitate secure messaging within the service
- Singapore: An overview of the recent Singapore International Cyber Week, in part looking at cyber risks to the ASEAN digital economy, expected to grow to $200BN by 2025
- Women in Cyber: Interview with Dr Chong Yoke Sin, President of Singapore Computer Society and former CEO of the Integrated Health Information Systems
- “Sri Lanka recorded the 2nd-highest malware encounter rate at 9.07% in 2019. Despite a 14% decrease, this was 1.7 times higher than the regional average.”
- China: A brief overview of the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China, released for public consultation in October
- India: Access blocked to 43 more Chinese apps, including AliExpress and WeDate, for activities ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India’
- NATO and the 5G challenge – a brief overview of the current state of play
- Japan: Gov’t may bar Chinese firms from supplying drones over national security concerns around technology, supply chains, cybersecurity and intellectual property
- ICYMI: Romania joins list of countries excluding Huawei from participation in 5G network and developments
- Blockchain for Digital Identity: The Decentralized and Self-Sovereign Identity
- ICYMI: Google rolls out RCS messaging globally via Messages app, a major upgrade to basic SMS, with end-to-end encryption in place shortly
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