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Privasec is really proud to have sponsored the Cyber Risk Meetup series in Singapore, Melbourne, and Brisbane. These events provided a great platform for renowned industry professionals who turned up in great numbers to network and widen their horizons by interacting with a panel of highly reputed cyber professionals. 

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Our Head of Technical Assurance, Karan Khosla, was invited to speak at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) just earlier this week.

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After a big week in Singapore, Privasec was proud to sponsor the Cyber Risk Meetup in Sydney together with AWS in support of ISACA's She Leads Tech initiative.

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Now that Privasec is officially in Singapore, this means that we have an APAC reach and will be able to assist our customers at their other locations as well. We are definitely looking forward to supporting more Cyber community related events in Singapore in the next few months so watch this space! 

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Privasec hosted a Cyber Risk Meetup round-table luncheon last month in Sydney, and our cybersecurity specialists exposed a number of large enterprise executives to a broad range of red-teaming attacks. The executives were stunned to discover the reality of how both physical and information security systems were breached to achieve the 'capture the flag' goal.

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Privasec announced today that they are excited to welcome Chris Allen to the company. Chris will take the lead of Privasec’s operations in Queensland, charged with overseeing the company’s continued growth across the state.

News Updated by Shamane Tan, Privasec's Cyber Security Advisor

Despite the heavy rain this morning, attending an educational breakfast presentation hosted by Lloyd's Register together with Privasec was a great way to start the day! It was quite enjoyable hearing from our very own Dr. Ignatius Swart as he demystified ISO 27001:2013, discussed common misconceptions, and explained what is really required for businesses to obtain certification. He was such a natural, having previously been invited to speak many times at huge conferences attended by ministers, defence and government bodies. This morning, he delivered a fantastic presentation in a clear and concise manner, going through 10 ISO27001 misconceptions that debunked incorrect theories and perceptions commonly stopping businesses from getting ISO 27001:2013 certified.

We are extremely proud of our Senior Consultant Mike Monnik, who delivered an incredible presentation last week at the Cybersecurity & Cyber Risk Meetup in Melbourne. He spoke on the Threat of Drones (from a hacker's perspective), and had the entire crowd captivated. Well articulated, great content, new perspectives, and inspiring passion. John C. Maxwell, an internationally recognised leadership expert,nailed it when he said this, that a great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. Well done!

Achieving ISO 27001 certification does not guarantee your organisation will never experience security incidents ever again. Nor can anyone realistically claim that the standard is perfect and it can absolutely be trusted. Despite the negativity, obtaining certification does offer several significant benefits that cannot be denied. Often touted benefits of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that is implemented correctly and follows the spirit of the standard are: