Security

Australia spared the worst of WannaCry

15 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Only a handful of Australian firms have so far been affected by the devastating WannaCry ransomware, which spread using an NSA exploit leaked in April.


Overcoming the human risk factor

11 May, 2017 by Sinisha Patkovic, VP Government Solutions, BlackBerry

A better approach to deploying security solutions is to match existing employee behaviours, rather than expecting people to change.


Intel vulnerability worse than first thought

09 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AMT vulnerability disclosed earlier this month could allow attackers to remotely access enterprise systems even when they are turned off.


Internet users ignorant of privacy issues: NordVPN

05 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey from VPN provider NordVPN indicates that despite high-profile data leaks and attacks, email users are still putting their faith in the major providers and most remain unaware of more secure alternatives.


Critical Intel flaw undetected for a decade

04 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intel has issued a critical security alert covering a privileged access vulnerability in many of its enterprise chipsets that has gone undetected for over 10 years.


AFP blasted over illegal metadata use

02 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AFP has admitted that it accessed the telecoms metadata of a journalist without first obtaining the required warrant.


Cybersecurity in an all-digital world

01 May, 2017 by Don Williams, Vice President, Australia & New Zealand, Veeam Software | Supplied by: Veeam Pty Ltd

It's no secret that we're living in a digital-first world.


Cybersecurity plan launched by ACSGN

26 April, 2017 by

Australia's cybersecurity capabilities will be increased after the launch of a new industry-led strategy.


Australia, China reach detente over cyber IP theft

26 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian and Chinese governments have mutually agreed not to conduct or support cyber theft of IP and trade secrets from the other country's companies as part of a new security agreement.


Australian Cyber Security Centre approved

24 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Cybersecurity training platform created by ISACA

21 April, 2017 by

A real-time cybersecurity training platform and assessment tool has been launched by ISACA.


Urgent action needed to prepare for data breach law

19 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


It's time to be responsible with data

18 April, 2017 by Joshua Kennedy-White | Supplied by: Accenture Australia Ltd

In response to societal concerns about the security of data, organisations need to embrace the emerging doctrine of 'corporate digital responsibility'.


Data retention law kicks in

13 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme gets going, but a number of ISPs may not be able to comply with the new requirements.


1.4bn records compromised in data breaches

10 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


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