Security

Australians lost $340m to scammers in 2017

22 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Total losses from scams reported to Australian government agencies grew to $340m in 2017, the highest since the ACCC started reporting on scam activity in 2008.


Lawyers exposing clients to potential cyber attacks

22 May, 2018 by

The cybersecurity practices of lawyers could be putting their client data at risk, according to new research.


Education sector most attacked in Australia

18 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the source of 57% of all cyber attacks in the APAC region during 2017, according to the NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Report 2018.


Australian blockchain leaders showcase at Consensus

17 May, 2018 by

In collaboration with Data61, the Australian Digital Commerce Association and the NSW Government, Austrade led the delegation to Consensus 2018.


Only 9% of Aussie orgs ready for GDPR

17 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While most Australian businesses are confident they can meet the requirements of the NDB and GDPR regulations, only 9% are actually ready to comply.


Aussies would punish firms over data breaches

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Consumers in 14 markets including Australia would take steps including boycotting a brand over a breach of their personal data.


Kiwis prefer biometrics for payment authentication

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealanders prefer the convenience of biometrics over having to remember PINs and passwords.


Australian IoT at home market grew 55% in 2017

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Demand for IoT at home devices such as connected appliances or smart home speakers grew 55% in 2017, according to Telsyte.


Family Planning NSW hacked

14 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Personal information on up to 8000 users of the services provided by Family Planning NSW was compromised in a data breach last month.


CERT NZ named as PaCSON chair

11 May, 2018 by

The inaugural chair of the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON) will be CERT NZ.


Google closing privacy flaw in Android

10 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google is in the process of addressing a long-standing privacy flaw that allows apps to covertly monitor for the presence of other apps and their connection activity.


Budget 2018: Cyberbullying in the crosshairs

09 May, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner given an extra $14.2 million over four years to help counter cyberbullying and image-based abuse.


Twitter urges password change after security gaffe

07 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Twitter has recommended that its 330 million users consider changing their passwords after discovering passwords stored unobscured in a log file.


DDoS defence: the need for speed

07 May, 2018 by Tim Murphy, ANZ Country Manager, NETSCOUT Arbor

Fast detection and automated responses are your best friends in a DDoS attack, says NETSCOUT Arbor's Tim Murphy.


More than half of people re-using passwords

03 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite heightened awareness of security risks, internet users in Australia and five other markets are continuing to exhibit poor password practices such as re-using passwords between personal and work accounts.


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