Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme gets going, but a number of ISPs may not be able to comply with the new requirements.
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.
Israeli-based company CyberGym will be relocating its global headquarters to Melbourne.
The number of compromised records increased from 600 million to more than 4 billion during 2016, according to IBM Security.
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.
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.
Voice biometrics will be introduced by the ANZ Bank to help improve security on mobile devices.
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.
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.
There was an 86% increase in the breach of data records from 2015–2016, according to the findings of the Breach Level Index.
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.
Challenges faced by the ACCC include fast-moving technologies and anticompetitive responses to those technologies, according to the chairman.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection does not comply with all cybersecurity mitigation strategies, an audit has found.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has been labelled 'cyber resilient' after its investment in cybersecurity.