• Optus taps Nokia for 5G tech to enhance stadium experiences

    Of all the use cases for 5G, improving in-stadium experiences with next-generation networks has stood out, with operators around the world, especially in Australia, seeing the huge potential benefits. In the latest example of this, Nokia has fitted out 5G services at the Optus Stadium in Perth on behalf of the local operator that has naming rights to the arena.

    Nokia sees great potential for its 5G offerings to help deliver enhanced stadium user experiences. It says the next generation’s inherent low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity can enable spectators to stream ultra HD video from their smartphones with different camera angles in

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  • Digital knowledge must be integral part of Dutch police training

    Dutch police need a roadmap to keep officers up to date with the latest digital developments, according to the independent Cybersafety Research Group of the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

    Researchers said the organisation needs to map out what digital knowledge it expects from its staff, and they emphasised the importance of digital as an integrated part of daily police practice, rather than something that happens alongside regular police work.

    Cyber crime and crime with a digital component are now so prevalent that the police can no longer leave these matters to cyber specialists, said the

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  • HSBC closing more branches as customers turn to digital channel

    HSBC is closing a further 82 branches as the Covid-19 pandemic reinforces its strategy to move customers to digital channels.

    The bank said that even without the pandemic effect, 90% of all customer contact is now over the phone, internet or smartphone. It also said more than 100,000 customers a week interact with it on social media.

    Jackie Uhi, HSBC UK’s head of network, said the pandemic has emphasised the need for the changes the bank is already making to its branch network.

    “It hasn’t pushed us in a different direction, but reinforces the things that we were focusing on

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  • Should I be worried about MFA-bypassing pass-the-cookie attacks?

    A series of recent cyber attacks against organisations’ cloud services that exploited poor cyber hygiene practice have put security teams on high alert and raised questions over the adequacy of multi-factor authentication (MFA).

    Earlier in January, the US’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert following a spate of attacks, advising users to strengthen their cloud environment configuration.

    The agency said the attacks were likely occurring due to high volumes of remote working and a mixture of corporate and personal devices being used to access cloud services.

    The malicious actors behind the attacks are using various different tactics

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