Security

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.


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.


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.


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.


NDB report highlights need for info sharing: ACSC

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC is urging organisations to sign up to its information sharing program to help curtail the ongoing rise in malicious or criminal cyber attacks.


MPs’ emails may have been hacked by foreign power

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Parliamentary Services is investigating a "sophisticated" attack on the Australian Parliamentary House network and email server.


Data breach notifications rise again in Q4

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of data breach notifications filed with the OAIC rose for the fourth straight quarter from October to December, with the health sector again topping the list.


NDB stats highlight need for security rethink: experts

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The growing number of data breach notifications filed during the December quarter demonstrate that Australian organisations need a new approach to IT security.


Fraudsters steal phone numbers, drain bank accounts: TIO

06 February, 2019

Fraudsters are emptying the bank accounts of unsuspecting consumers after stealing their mobile phone numbers and email addresses.


Increasing demand for VPNs in Australia

01 February, 2019

Interest in virtual private network (VPN) services in Australia has been steadily growing, according to Surfshark.


UK to back R&D for 'designing out' cyber threats

30 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK will invest up to $184.8m towards 'designing out' cyber threats facing businesses by baking security into the design of hardware and smart systems.


McAfee uncovers Anatova ransomware

29 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers from McAfee have uncovered a new ransomware variant that has the potential to become a major threat due to its sophistication and modular design.


Nearly 2 in 3 DDoS attacks target CSPs

23 January, 2019

A new distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack pattern has emerged, targeting communications service providers (CSPs).


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