The government has received parliamentary approval to begin work on the new Australian Cyber Security Centre, which will bring together security experts from intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
A real-time cybersecurity training platform and assessment tool has been launched by ISACA.
Organisations of all sizes handling sensitive data need to be taking action now to prepare for the introduction of the new mandatory data breach notification regime in February next year.
Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme gets going, but a number of ISPs may not be able to comply with the new requirements.
The number of reported data breaches grew 86% to 1792 during 2016 — which includes 44 breaches in Australia, Gemalto's latest Breach Level Index indicates.
Israeli-based company CyberGym will be relocating its global headquarters to Melbourne.
The Republican-controlled US government has voted to overturn privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get users' explicit consent to sell their data, including web browsing history, to third-party companies.
A report from Australia Post indicates that nearly three-quarters of Australians expect to be able to vote online in the 2019 election, and suggests that the organisation could help the government run a secure e-voting system.
Voice biometrics will be introduced by the ANZ Bank to help improve security on mobile devices.
The number of compromised records increased from 600 million to more than 4 billion during 2016, according to IBM Security.
The $2.2 trillion Australian super industry is increasingly coming under attack from cybercriminals, and there is little chance for victims to recover their hard-earned funds.
There was an 86% increase in the breach of data records from 2015–2016, according to the findings of the Breach Level Index.
Businesses across Australia are urged to be vigilant about cybercrime risks, after BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA) finished 2016 with $589,000 in damages for the use of unlicensed software.
Government agencies should draw lessons from the 2016 online census outage and take steps to improve their cybersecurity posture, relationships with vendors and public engagement, according to Alastair MacGibbon.