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Talk aims to inculcate cyber-awareness culture in Brunei


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN:  Despite prevalent cyberattacks in recent years, there have not been noticeable investments on information and cybersecurity awareness programmes amongst organisations in Brunei Darussalam.

Local IT security firm IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS) yesterday hosted a public presentation entitled ‘One Click is All It Takes To Bring Down An Organisation’.

The talk was presented by Bryce Galbraith, Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute, United States of America (USA).

During the talk, Bryce addressed why large investments in security sometimes fail to defend organisations from cyberattacks, and followed with an example spear-phishing campaign.

He also explored ways to fight Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

The event, aimed at information security officers and IT professionals, was an initiative by ITPSS in its effort to inculcate a cyber-aware culture in Brunei Darussalam, in terms of both security and safety.

According to Shamsul Bahri bin Haji Kamis, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ITPSS/BruCERT, despite prevalent cyberattacks in recent years, there have not been noticeable investments on information and cybersecurity awareness programmes amongst organisations in Brunei Darussalam.

He also emphasised the need for organisations to shift in thinking and approach, as there tends to be a heavy reliance on so-called ‘technology box’ solutions.

“Technology, while important and even critical in efforts to mitigate threats from cyberspace, cannot be the end objective,” he said. - Borneo Bulletin/ ANN

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