Security

Payment fraud losses to hit $30bn this year

21 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research has predicted that online payment fraud losses will grow to US$22bn this year, growing to US$48bn by 2023 as a fraud-as-a-service economy emerges.


My Health Record opt-out extension welcomed

16 November, 2018

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended, a move which has been welcomed by privacy advocates.


Allens urges companies to rise above data backlash

09 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Organisations need to overhaul their security polices and practices to restore consumer confidence in businesses' use of their personal data, according to Allens.


Hivint acquisition strengthens Optus's security play

09 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus's acquisition of cybersecurity consultant Hivint will help the company grow its security business in Australia and potentially the wider APAC region.


Fair Data tackles privacy concerns

07 November, 2018 by Elissa Molly, CEO, AMSRS

The new Fair Data trust mark hands control to consumers and delivers confidence to government and business, says AMSRS's Elissa Molloy.


UK looks at analytics in political campaigns

07 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office is consulting on its proposal to introduce a statutory code governing the use of personal data in political campaigns.


Defence contractor Austal hit with cyber attack

05 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence and ACSC are investigating a recent data breach and extortion attempt on one of the department's contractors, WA shipbuilder Austal.


SA has highest proportion of infected devices

02 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SA has Australia's highest proportion of malware infected devices, with an estimated 26.4% of devices infected with an average of 20 malware strains.


New scam targeting iPhone users

23 October, 2018

iPhone users are being warned about a new scam that tries to steal Apple log-in details by sending fake Spotify/iTunes emails.


Decryption Bill could enable warrantless snooping

22 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Law Council of Australia has warned a parliamentary committee that the proposed decryption Bill could allow warrantless surveillance and indefinite detention.


New Bill targets online pirates

19 October, 2018

A new Bill introduced by the federal government aims to crack down on online pirates.


Academics weigh in on decryption Bill

17 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Technology experts are divided over the threat the proposed Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018 poses to citizen privacy.


The C-level is becoming more active in cybersecurity

12 October, 2018 by Thomas King, Head of Cyber Security Products, Telstra

C-level executives are in a prime position to promote a unified approach to cybersecurity and drive awareness and adoption throughout their organisations.


4.55bn records compromised in data breaches in 1H18

12 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of customer records compromised in data breaches surged 133% year-on-year in 1H18, with just six social media incidents accounting for 56% of these.


Google+ to be shut down after security gaffe

10 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has decided to shut down its Google+ platform due to low user engagement, but the decision follows news that the company sat on a security vulnerability.


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