Security > Identity management

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.

Semafone and SecureCo boost credit card security

01 March, 2017

With credit card fraud on the rise, Semafone and SecureCo have partnered to provide telephone payment security to Australian call centres.

Data retention scheme prompts privacy concerns from IA

21 December, 2016

Privacy concerns have been raised by Internet Australia (IA) after the federal government called for a radical expansion of its data retention scheme.

Vic CPDP warns against online profiling

18 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victorian public sector organisations should be wary of the risks involved with using social media to search for information on potential new hires, according to the state's privacy commissioner.

Accenture buys Australian security firm Redcore

24 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Accenture has agreed to buy Melbourne-based Redcore to expand Accenture Security's capabilities in IAM and security-as-a-service.

Passwords are broken: Centrify executive

22 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Visiting Centrify executive David McNeely believes it is time to address the fact that passwords are the weak link in security, responsible for the majority of data breaches.

South Australia Police choose NEC facial recognition

02 August, 2016

NEC Australia has been selected to deliver South Australia Police's (SAPOL) facial recognition system.

Standards body warns against SMS for 2FA

27 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has advised against the use of SMS for two-factor authentication verification, and may disallow the technology altogether in the future.

61 government agencies want access to telco metadata

19 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has disclosed that 61 agencies, including federal and state departments, regulatory bodies and even one city council, have requested access to data under the metadata retention scheme.

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