Security

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.


Melbourne welcomes Israeli CyberGym

06 April, 2017 by

Israeli-based company CyberGym will be relocating its global headquarters to Melbourne.


Compromised records on the rise, IBM discovers

03 April, 2017 by

The number of compromised records increased from 600 million to more than 4 billion during 2016, according to IBM Security.


Australians are ready for e-voting: Australia Post

03 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


US government votes to allow ISPs to sell user data

03 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


ANZ Bank uses voice biometrics for mobile security

03 April, 2017 by

Voice biometrics will be introduced by the ANZ Bank to help improve security on mobile devices.


Super industry under attack from cybercrooks

31 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


BSA flags cybercrime risk after record settlement

29 March, 2017 by

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.


Record hacking on the rise, Breach Level Index shows

29 March, 2017 by

There was an 86% increase in the breach of data records from 2015–2016, according to the findings of the Breach Level Index.


Govt agencies urged to adopt a 'culture of security'

27 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


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.


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