Security > Identity management

AIIA endorses government's COVID-19 tracing app

28 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has strongly endorsed the use of the federal government's COVID-19 tracing app after vetting the technology used to maintain user privacy.

Digital ID platforms to be used by 5bn people by 2024

12 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research has predicted that the number of people using government-issued digital identity credentials will swell to 5bn by 2024.

Phone businesses' identities stolen for Facebook scams

10 July, 2019

The Western Australian Government has issued a warning after four Perth mobile phone businesses had their identities stolen and used in Facebook scams.

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.

Govt launches identity protection review

02 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former AGD Secretary Roger Wilkins has been appointed to lead a review into the protection and management of identity information to better fight identity theft.

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.

Fake Facebook account impersonated NZ minister

20 April, 2018

A fake account set up to impersonate a NZ government minister has led to calls for New Zealanders to report suspicious Facebook activity to CERT NZ.

Taking blockchain to the masses

28 March, 2018 by Anthony Brown, Corporate Consulting Engineer, Avaya Australia

How this booming concept can revolutionise everyday customer experience and enhance security.

EU consumers plan to use GDPR powers

14 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than 4 in 5 EU consumers plan to use the powers over control of their personal data granted to them by the GDPR, which could prove challenging for Australian companies operating in the region.

Apple red-faced after major macOS bug found

30 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple has patched a major security vulnerability that allowed root access to Macs running the latest High Sierra operating system without the need to enter a password.

Identity verification simplified with Digital iD

09 August, 2017

Digital iD technology will be rolled out by Australia Post across various companies and government departments.

Australians' security concerns climb to new highs

21 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's score on the Unisys Security Index, a measure of public concerns over cybersecurity issues, has grown to the highest level since the nation was added to the index in 2006.

Stepping up to stronger security

24 May, 2017

Sensing the way you walk could be the latest weapon in the fight to build stronger security into our everyday devices, say researchers from CSIRO's Data61.

AusPost to work with DTA on digital identity

22 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia Post will integrate its identity verification technology into the government's Digital Identity Framework, in collaboration with the Digital Transformation Agency.

Australians are ready for e-voting: Australia Post

03 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A report from Australia Post indicates that nearly three-quarters of Australians expect to be able to vote online in the 2019 election, and suggests that the organisation could help the government run a secure e-voting system.

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