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We saw a great turnout yesterday with the Privasec’s APAC Cyber Security Advisor Shamane Tan moderating the panel at the Australian Information Security Association's joint event with Cyber Risk Meetup. It was an insightful evening hearing from the Sydney FAIR chapter lead: Denny Wan about APRA CPS 234 Readiness using the FAIR framework. A big shoutout to all the panel speakers: Leslie Bell, Wilson Chiu, Dan Barron and Branko Ninkovic for sharing their thoughts on the different approaches to quantifying risk. 

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Privasec is really excited to welcome two exciting talents to its team. Earlier this month, Winky Tsui and Marilyn Chua joined Privasec as Senior Consultant in Sydney and Associate Consultant in Singapore respectively. Winky has over 5 years of experience ranging from Business Information officer to Senior Security Consultant and Marilyn has over 2.5 years of experience working as Cyber Security Consultant with Deloitte Singapore.

There are lots more exciting things on the horizon as Privasec is gearing up to sponsor major industry events in Australia and Singapore. Stay tuned to our social media handles and news page ( for all the latest updates.

Privasec is proud to support SecTalks Melbourne for a second year running with the sponsoring of CTF exercises and prizes. Privasec RED Managing Consultant and SecTalks Melbourne Organiser, Mike Monnik spoke at the inaugural 2019 meetup on some of the techniques used by our Red Team within dedicated Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) engagements.

Check out the full video here: 


Privasec is excited to partner with Cyber Risk Meetup in Brisbane to bring together ‘Cyber Insurance- Is it worth the paper it’s written on?’. The Cyber Risk Meetup brings together mid-senior level risk or cyber professionals and decision makers who appreciate the networking opportunities and the industry insights from our speakers. The latest conference will address the benefits and limitations of Cyber Insurance and strategies to get the most from Cyber Insurance. Attendees will also earn up to 2 CPE credits. Check out the events details and grab your complimentary tickets here:

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Android users need to be highly cautious as menial tasks such as viewing a png file can compromise their smartphone. A hacker can get access to a user’s smartphone by tricking them to download a png file sent to them or displayed within an application they are using. Google has patched 42 security vulnerabilities including the three critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1986, CVE-2019-1987, and CVE-2019-1988) that can lead to compromises in their recent February Security Updates.

Even though Google claims none of these vulnerabilities has been exploited, it is still highly recommended to download these security patches to avoid possible issues.

Source: The Hacker News