Security

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.


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.


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.


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.


Joint Cyber Security Centres to unite public, private sectors

24 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has opened the first of five planned Joint Cyber Security Centres, which will serve as spaces for government, industry and law enforcement to collaborate on security improvements.


Microsoft issues critical Flash security update

23 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite the decision to delay this month's batch of Windows patches, Microsoft has pushed out an update that fixes potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash libraries embedded in newer Windows browsers.


Boosting IT security doesn't combat fraud: agencies

21 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A study of fraud incidents and losses shows that only a minority of federal agencies believe that improving IT security helped reduce fraud.


Google discloses zero-day Windows flaw

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has disclosed a Windows flaw that could be used to steal private data, just days after Microsoft announced it is skipping the monthly release of Windows patches.


Is Trump using an unsecured smartphone?

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two US senators have written to the Department of Defense raising concerns over reports that President Donald Trump may still be using his personal unsecured smartphone.


Hackers on the rise despite enterprise security measures

15 February, 2017 by

Security breaches have affected at least two-thirds of organisations in the past two years, according to new research.


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