Best of 2020: Industry reaction to cyber attacks on Australia

23 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: LogMeIn AUS Pty Ltd

Security experts warn that the major cyber attack targeting Australian government departments and businesses must be a "cybersecurity call to arms".

Survey reveals least trustworthy website features

22 December, 2020 has revealed the five least trustworthy website features, with pop-up adverts deemed the biggest indicator of an untrustworthy website.

Five essential tips to prevent ransomware attacks

21 December, 2020 by Adam Gordon | Supplied by: Varonis Systems Australia Pty Ltd

To beat ransomware attacks before they happen, organisations need to be very well prepared and equipped with the right automated security tools.

IBRS develops action plan following SolarWinds hack

21 December, 2020

IBRS is urging Australian CIOs to check for SolarWinds installations and check their cyber insurance, following the recent SolarWinds hack.

Best of 2020: Govt urged to act to bolster Australia's cyber defence

21 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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

Millions of devices vulnerable to TCP/IP exploits

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A study into seven open source TCP/IP stacks found 33 vulnerabilities capable of triggering remote code execution, DoS and even takeover of a device.

Most cyber intrusions lead to follow-up attacks

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The annual CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report found that 68% of organisations experiencing a cyber intrusion in 2020 faced a follow-up attack.

Consumer groups propose overhaul of privacy laws

09 December, 2020

The rising exploitation of big data by business and industry has prompted consumer groups to call for an overhaul of privacy laws, to protect Australian consumers.

Reset Australia condemns Google, Facebook disinformation code

08 December, 2020

Google and Facebook's disinformation code does not offer any protection against dangerous and false information online, according to Reset Australia.

ASD continuing to disrupt foreign cybercrime

04 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ASD has successfully disrupted the operations of several sophisticated criminal gangs taking advantage of COVID-19 to prey on Australians.

eftpos to improve ID process for people living with disability

03 December, 2020

eftpos and Scope Global will collaborate to simplify and improve the digital identification process for people living with a disability.

ACCC begins consultation for Google's acquisition of Fitbit

02 December, 2020

The ACCC is seeking feedback about Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit, and an enforceable undertaking that would protect user data.

Australian cybersecurity market worth $5.6bn in 2020

02 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian spending on cybersecurity reached $5.6bn this year, with more than half of spending going to local providers, according to AustCyber.

New privacy data legislation comes into effect in NZ

01 December, 2020

The Privacy Act 2020 is now in effect in New Zealand, with changes that will affect businesses and organisations that operate in NZ, physically or virtually.

Haventec develops digital patient consent platform

25 November, 2020

Haventec has developed eConsent for Genomics, a digital health consent platform that enables patients and healthcare providers to share personal health information.

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