Security

Notifiable Data Breach law takes effect

22 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Notifiable Data Breach legislation came into effect today, leaving Australian organisations at risk of fines of up to $1.8m for failing to disclose a breach.


OAIC consumer guides for NDB scheme

20 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With the Notifiable Data Breach scheme about to start, two OAIC guides detail the steps to take if you're informed of a breach.


Pragmatic approach needed for Meltdown

19 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gartner urges a multistage approach to dealing with the new class of security vulnerability represented by Meltdown and Spectre.


Revenge porn laws strengthened by the Senate

15 February, 2018 by

Laws surrounding 'revenge porn' will be strengthened, after legislation to stop image-based abuse passed the Senate.


Equifax appoints new CISO

15 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Jamil Farshchi will have the challenging task of helping to restore public confidence in the integrity of the credit reporting agency's stored data.


Lazarus is back and targeting Bitcoin users

13 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Notorious cybercrime group Lazarus has launched a new phishing and malware campaign targeting Bitcoin users and global financial organisations.


C-suite responsibilities in data breaches

12 February, 2018 by

Executives and company directors will face increased responsibility for cybersecurity under Australia's new mandatory data breach notification laws.


Cisco vulnerability already being exploited

12 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre warns attackers are already exploiting the Cisco ASA vulnerability disclosed at the end of January.


Cyber Security Network makes use of UTS IoT expertise

06 February, 2018 by

IoT and blockchain research from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) will be used for the NSW Cyber Security Network.


Cybercrime threat growing in Australia

05 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The average Australian firm had 53 security breaches in 2017, up by 25% from 2016, according to Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.


Millennials prefer biometrics to passwords

31 January, 2018 by

People are now prioritising security over convenience when logging into their applications and devices, according to a new IBM Security report.


Complete guide to GDPR compliance

31 January, 2018 by

ISACA has released a practical guide to GDPR implementation as the May deadline rapidly approaches.


One in five businesses hit by crypto-mining malware

30 January, 2018 by

Cybercriminals are increasingly using illegal crypto-mining malware to develop their revenue streams, according to a new report by Checkpoint Software Technologies.


Intel confirms reboot issue with Spectre fix

22 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intel's Spectre and Meltdown fixes are causing reboots and a performance hit in some configurations.


Microsoft said to withdraw Meltdown fix

15 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has reportedly withdrawn patches for Meltdown and Spectre kernel memory vulnerabilities due to incompatibilities with AV products, while Intel has advised some customers not to apply its fixes.


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