Security

Digital disruption challenges ACCC

17 March, 2017 by

Challenges faced by the ACCC include fast-moving technologies and anticompetitive responses to those technologies, according to the chairman.


Immigration works to boost cybersecurity

16 March, 2017 by

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection does not comply with all cybersecurity mitigation strategies, an audit has found.


Cyber attacks less likely for DHS

16 March, 2017 by

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has been labelled 'cyber resilient' after its investment in cybersecurity.


Zero-day software vulnerabilities revealed

15 March, 2017 by

A new study by RAND Corporation has uncovered zero-day software vulnerabilities and gives insight into what organisations should do when they discover them.


Android devices shipped with malware

13 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Check Point Software has detected 38 Android devices belonging to two large ICT companies that came preinstalled with malware inserted along the supply chain.


Web inventor decries fake news, loss of privacy

13 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

On the web's 28th birthday, it's inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has shared his concerns over the trends threatening his vision for the technology, including the loss of privacy and the spread of fake news.


Pilgrim to hold privacy events in Melbourne, Hobart

09 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will host or appear at three privacy-focused seminars in Hobart and Melbourne in March.


Unisys and Data61 secure global borders

07 March, 2017 by

Collaboration to develop an advanced data analytics solution for border security has been undertaken by Unisys Corporation and CSIRO's Data61.


Understanding intent key to boosting security

07 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A large majority of Australian IT professionals believe that understanding employee behaviours and intent are critical to improving cybersecurity, but few believe they are very effective at doing so.


Yahoo's Mayer to miss out on cash bonus

06 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has lost her cash bonus for 2016 and won't take an annual equity award for 2017, following the company's 2014 data breach.


AISA to resolve tensions at March EGM

06 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facing discontent from members, the Australian Information Security Association plans to hold an EGM in March to help ease tensions.


88% of hackers can breach a system in 12 hours

02 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A wide majority of hackers report that they can compromise a target system in 12 hours and find and steal valuable data in another 12, yet it can take companies 250–300 days to detect a breach.


Machine learning, cyber defence explored by Darktrace at CeBIT

02 March, 2017 by

The topic of artificial intelligence algorithms and genuine machine learning will be explored by Darktrace at the CeBIT Australia conference.


Semafone and SecureCo boost credit card security

01 March, 2017 by

With credit card fraud on the rise, Semafone and SecureCo have partnered to provide telephone payment security to Australian call centres.


Government responds to #censusfail report

28 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has not accepted a recommendation from senators Nick Xenophon and Stirling Griff to make giving a name voluntary while completing the census.


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