Security

New penalties aim to protect online privacy

25 March, 2019

A new penalty regime designed to boost online protection for Australians has been announced by the federal government.


Organisations in the dark about phishing awareness

22 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Just 12% of respondents to an ISACA survey are completely confident in their ability to measure the effectiveness of their phishing awareness campaigns.


RepuCoin secure blockchain defends against attackers

21 March, 2019

A secure blockchain has been developed that is claimed to defend against malicious activity.


Microsoft seeks to safeguard Aussie elections

20 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has extended AccountGuard — its security service for political parties and organisations — to the Australian market ahead of the federal election.


Cyberwar has begun, security professionals say

20 March, 2019

The world is currently in the middle of a cyberwar, according to 87% of security professionals.


Cybercrooks capitalise on Christchurch tragedy

19 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CERT NZ has identified multiple attempts by cybercriminals to profit from the attention being paid to New Zealand in the wake of Friday's Christchurch shooting.


Nigeria is top source of cloud application attacks

15 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud application attacks grew by 65% between September 2018 and February 2019, with Nigeria and China the source of the majority of these attacks.


Privacy sweep shows big compliance gaps

05 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Only half of respondents to a global sweep of data protection practices among organisations in 18 countries have a documented incident response procedure.


Retailers top credential stuffing targets

28 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Retailers are heavily targeted by the increasingly popular attack method of credential stuffing, according to research from Akamai.


Japan to test for vulnerable IoT devices

22 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Japan's National Institute of ICT has commenced a five-year project involving rooting out IoT devices protected by easily guessed or default passwords.


Microsoft seeks to defend integrity of EU elections

21 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As part of its Defending Democracy Program, Microsoft is expanding its free AccountGuard service to 12 more European nations.


Russian state actors fastest at infiltrating networks

20 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian state-sponsored actors are on average able to infiltrate a target's network in under 19 minutes after compromising the first system, CrowdStrike said.


New leader for WA AustCyber Node

19 February, 2019

A new head of the WA AustCyber Node has just been appointed by Edith Cowan University.


AIIA slams inaction on encryption bill reforms

19 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AIIA has warned that without the passage of reforms to the encryption bill, it poses a danger to the international reputation of Australian tech companies.


Qld moves to stamp out cyberbullying

14 February, 2019

The Queensland Government is taking action on cyberbullying, with the Premier contacting social media platforms to remind them of their responsibilities.


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