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NZ enhances privacy breach reporting with online tool

20 October, 2020

The NZ Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched NotifyUs, an online tool to help businesses and organisations determine if a privacy breach is notifiable.

Disconnect between IT workers and employers about cybersecurity

23 September, 2020

Research from Bitdefender has highlighted the disconnect between how business leaders and infosec professionals view the current security landscape.

Evolving threat landscape a concern for cybersecurity analysts

18 September, 2020

A survey by Gartner has found that cybersecurity analysts are concerned about the rapidly evolving threat landscape, which has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unnamed company blamed for NSW driver's licence leak

03 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cyber Security NSW has said an unnamed commercial entity not related to the government was to blame for a leak of over 50,000 driver's licence images online.

Data leaks reach all-time high in 1H20

26 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research from Atlas VPN suggests that the number of data leaks surged to an all-time high in 1H20 even as the number of actual breaches declined year-on-year.

Notifiable data breaches grew 16% in 1H20

04 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Reported data breaches grew 16% year-on-year in the six months ending in June as ransomware attacks took on a chilling new dimension.

Govt urged to act to bolster Australia's cyber defence

28 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government's Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Panel has provided 60 recommended actions to improve Australia's cyber posture.

Growing data fears seriously influence consumer loyalty

09 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Almost a third of consumers will never return to a business if their personal data is compromised, research shows.

COVIDSafe app is secure and compliant, says Privacy Commissioner

28 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Important safeguards are in place to ensure the app protects our data, says Angelene Faulk.

Critical comms companies lax in security

17 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

One in five critical communications companies lack any form of cybersecurity system, despite the industry regularly experiencing cyber attacks.

OAIC sues Facebook for major privacy violations

11 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Federal Court proceedings allege that Facebook wilfully violated the privacy of around 311,000 Facebook users by disclosing their sensitive personal information.

NDB notifications grew 19% in 2H19

03 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Businesses reported 537 data breaches under the NDB scheme in the second half of 2019, with 64% of these blamed on malicious activity, according to the OAIC.

Four in five Aussie IoT adopters have faced a hack

24 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Four in five IoT adopting Australian enterprises have experienced an attempted or successful hacking attempt, new research indicates.

Ashley Madison users face extortion scam, five years on

05 February, 2020

Victims of the Ashley Madison data breach are again under attack, this time, via emailed blackmail attempts.

Microsoft cops to exposing customer data online

24 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has admitted to a security gaffe that led to more than 250m customer support records dating back to 2005 being inadvertently exposed online.

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