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Our team has launched the first Round of the Privasec Red Hacking Challenge.

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Reshmi Hariharan and Zeeshan Zafar joined Privasec GRC Team in Sydney early this month.

Reshmi has over six years of experience in Information Security, within domains including but not limited to Operational Security Management, Governance, Risk Management & Compliance.


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The Privasec team are proud to be one of the sponsors for Australia’s biggest software security conference: OWASP AppSec Day 2019. The conference talks focus on techniques to build and deploy secure web and mobile applications and DevSecOps practices for fast agile software delivery environments.

AppSecDay also marks the beginning of our Privasec Red Hacking Challenge which will consist of four weekly challenges where we’ll give away 80 one month subscriptions to the Hack The Box penetration testing platform. Make sure you follow Privasec Red on Twitter and look out for the Privasec Red Hacking Challenge’s clues at the conference for your chance to grab a free Hack the Box subscription in the week one challenge.

Stay tuned to Privasec Red’s Twitter channel and the Privasec Blog page for updates on the upcoming challenges.

The prize giveaways are subject to the following terms and conditions:

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The Privasec Red Team participated in Missing Persons Capture-The-Flag for Trace Labs/ AustCyber - The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd. In what is considered a world’s first, over 80 teams and 356 ethical hackers used Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) skills to track down people who have gone missing. Our team members managed to place 2nd in Victoria and 5th place nationally. All the leads were passes onto the federal police for further investigations via the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre.

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Privasec Teams in Singapore and Melbourne have had an eventful couple of weeks.

Earlier last week, Privasec's Singapore team were joined by their Australian Dronsec colleagues for the GovWare conference from 1st -3rd Oct. Into its 28th showing, GovernmentWare (GovWare) 2019 was the region’s most established premier conference and showcase for cybersecurity. It is considered by many to be the cornerstone event for the Singapore International Cyber Week.



Privasec is excited to welcome Martin Yim and Swapnil Aglawe to our team.

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The biggest Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack occurred in February 2018. The victim was GitHub and at its peak, this attack saw incoming traffic at a rate of 1.3 terabytes per second (Tbps). By taking down the website, a DDoS attack not only leads to loss of revenue but also affects the company's reputation.

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Implementing an ISO27001 compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) can be an intimidating task, especially if one has no prior knowledge of the Standard. An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing risks related to valuable information assets (organisation information) to ensure it remains secure. This approach includes people, processes and systems. An ISMS preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by applying a risk management process.

Free 30 minutes ISO 27001 Essentials Webinar

Privasec’s Senior Penetration Tester, Sajeeb Lohani was invited to That Security Podcast last week. Sajeeb discussed his passion for finding vulnerabilities in bug bounty infrastructure and shared his views on the Bug Bounty industry and its success stories. Like Sajeeb, Privasec Red Consultants have years of experience in providing security services that test the technical security measures in place within the client’s infrastructure and applications, searching for weaknesses within. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to engage with one of our Red Team experts. 

Check out the full episode here:

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