News Corp Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Sandbox

Leaders: Ajay Matta, Shan Pan


With advancements in IT leading to greater organisational dependence on technology, there is an ever-growing need to employ cybersecurity to protect these digital assets. This increased reliance on IT combined with the dynamic and evolving nature of threats means cybersecurity is increasingly important to all corporations and industries.

But for organisations to manage and mitigate these cyber-attacks, they must be equipped with the appropriate tools and knowledge. Whilst many corporations have the technologies to protect their perimeter, they often lack the required threat actor visibility that is critical to designing and implementing suitable cyber-defence mechanisms. Continuous improvement by upgrading tools, techniques and infrastructure is critical to minimising breaches, an issue which can have severe financial, legal and reputational repercussions.

This sandbox aims to explore the value of threat intelligence in strengthening an organisation’s cyber defence capabilities.

Participating Organization: News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia (NCA) is the nation’s largest media company and part of the world’s leading media conglomerate News Corp. NCA is responsible for several digital and print brands including Daily Telegraph, The Australian and Herald Sun with combined audiences in excess of 15 million per annum. With cybersecurity gaining traction in all parts of the business, NCA’s cybersecurity team is focused on holistically developing their cyber competencies, ultimately aiming to minimise cyber risks and their associated costs.

Impact Statement

This sandbox involves partnering with News Corp Australia (NCA) to investigate the numerous applications of threat intelligence. Using detailed research and analysis of first-hand data, this digital sandbox aims to provide greater insights about adversaries and their attack patterns, in turn bolstering the company’s threat management capabilities. Beyond the cybersecurity team, the research findings could prompt changes to cyber awareness training whilst supplementing the tools and technologies that support the company’s future growth.