Security > Cybercrime

Revenge porn laws strengthened by the Senate

15 February, 2018

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

Cyber Security Network makes use of UTS IoT expertise

06 February, 2018

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.

One in five businesses hit by crypto-mining malware

30 January, 2018

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

Small businesses receive cybersecurity assistance

11 January, 2018

A cybersecurity guide has been developed for small businesses, in order to help them better understand how to prevent cyber attacks.

Illegal activity flourishing through bitcoin use

20 December, 2017

The use of bitcoin is largely associated with illegal activity, according to new research.

Symantec CEO to speak at CeBIT Australia

13 December, 2017

The opening cybersecurity keynote speaker at CeBIT Australia will be Symantec CEO Greg Clark.

Cybercriminals to ramp up use of known flaws

07 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The 2017 threat landscape was dominated by major attacks exploiting known but unpatched vulnerabilities, and Trend Micro expects cybercriminals to step up this trend in 2018.

Cybersecurity skills shortage to be rectified

06 December, 2017

A shortage in national cybersecurity skills has led the Victorian Government to push for a national training model.

Dtex Systems boosts cybersecurity in Australia

05 December, 2017

Start-up company Dtex Systems has just opened its regional headquarters in Canberra.

Small business flags cybercrime concerns in survey

22 November, 2017

Most small businesses rate cybercrime as their third biggest risk, according to a national survey.

2018 to be another 'brutal' year for cyber threats

21 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes has forecast a rise in cryptojacking, PowerShell-based attacks and the use of worms to launch malware in the coming year.

Cyber cooperation between DFAT and Sense of Security

08 November, 2017

Sense of Security and DFAT are working together to enhance cybersecurity in the Indo–Pacific region.

Cryptocurrency security concerns to be addressed

02 November, 2017

Quantum computers will be able to attack Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within 10 years, according to researchers.

CyRise cybersecurity participants selected

01 November, 2017

Several start-up organisations have been selected to participate in the CyRise cybersecurity accelerator program.

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