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At the start of the RSA conference, major technology firms pledge to protect their users and stay out of government-launched cyber attacks.
The hacks steal passwords and clear the way for future attacks, officials warn.
Vault Academy is designed to upskill technology professionals and address the shortage of cloud computing skills across government.
The federal government is meeting with US counterparts and a handful of tech heavyweights to advance Australia's cyber capabilities, sending also 60 cybersecurity-focused individuals to the RSA Conference to show off local talent.
Russian authorities are demanding a universal key.

Telegram says it doesnrsquo;t exist.
The Chinese government is further tightening its grip on the internet by suspending a number of news apps that were said to be competing for users with 'vulgar' content.
Brits revamp cyber alert framework The UK government has launched a new cyber attack categorisation that is designed to improve response to incidents – sadly it doesn't go up to 11.*…

APT Trends report Q1 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kasperskyrsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarterrsquo;s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of the research we have been conducting.

This report serves as the next installment, focusing on the relevant activities that we observed during Q1 2018.
Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a series of attacks utilizing unknown malware since early 2017.

The attacks appear to be geopolitically motivated and target high profile organizations.

The objective of the attacks is clearly espionage – they involve gaining access to top legislative, executive and judicial bodies around the world.
The government's ability to help secure the Internet will be limited given the light speed of the Internet versus the slower pace of government.

That's why stopping the madness begins with the private sector.
Spark has extended its New Zealand government TaaS managed security services offering out to businesses, including firewall, internet, remote access, and incident response as a service.
The Internet Society itself is like the government of the internet, says Greg Ferro, the host of Packet Pushers podcast. "It represents" countries with the internet and examines 5G, AI, and privacy.