The Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) through the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) issues this advisory to alert all PNG Government departments, agencies, and organizations about critical vulnerabilities discovered in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway products.
Citrix, a prominent provider of networking and cloud computing technologies, recently released a security bulletin on July 18, 2023, highlighting multiple critical vulnerabilities in their NetScaler ADC (formerly Citrix ADC) and NetScaler Gateway (formerly Citrix Gateway) products. These vulnerabilities pose significant risks as they could compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of affected systems.
The identified vulnerabilities are categorized under the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system with the following reference numbers: CVE-2023-3519, CVE-2023-3466, and CVE-2023-3467. If successfully exploited, these vulnerabilities grant unauthorized control over the targeted systems to attackers.
CYBER threats will be everywhere and as technology continues to grow, so will the threats and companies warned to implement information technology (IT) measures, Datec PNG Limited general manager training and education Ravichandran Chandran says.
Ravichandran warned that companies must evaluate, direct and monitor (IT governance) their systems if they are not aligned with the IT requirements of organisation, industry, regulatory and business compliances.“
THE Government is looking to adopt online security models that are being used in other countries, says Information and Communication Technology Department deputy secretary Russel Woruba.
“The Australian government has a good model that depicts how online safety is managed.
“It had been adopted by Fiji, this is one of the models the ministry is exploring by which we can be better responsive to cybersecurity,” Woruba said.
He highlighted the difficulties faced today in respect to internet and cybersecurity, saying that the introduction of fast internet services, although a positive development, has come with challenges.
A WOMAN, 25, is facing a cyber harassment charge at a Waigani Committal Court for allegedly forwarding a defamatory post against PNG State Enterprises Minister William Duma, accusing him of robbing K5 million.
Magistrate Albert Daniels told Annarita Vagi, from Kamlawa village, Finschhafen, Morobe, that the case was highly sensitive and the court would allow her to speak with her lawyer before making a plea next week.
“The court will give you two weeks to discuss with your lawyer before making a plea since your case has been transferred from the committal court to grade five court as elected by the Office of the Public Prosecutor,” Daniels told Vagi.
Office of the Public Solicitor lawyer Kim Watakapura representing Vagi, told the court that she was yet to get instructions from her lawyer before she could make a plea.
DATA outage experienced by PNG Telikom customers on Monday was a result of a defective DataCo switch at the Boroko Exchange in Port Moresby,” the company said.
According to a statement by Telikom Ltd, the affected switch services data traffic for all mobile network operators in the country.
All three mobile network operators were affected as a result.
Internet service providers also experienced service disruptions.
This is on top of intermittent issues with connectivity and services experienced over prior weeks.
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