The second annual Nuix Black Report shows that 40% of hackers say they can break into a system, locate valuable data and exfiltrate it within just one hour.
There have been at least 63 notifiable data breach reports filed in the first five weeks following the introduction of the government's new mandatory reporting scheme.
Government ministers and cybersecurity professionals have lined up to emphasise the challenge posed to Australia by cyber threats and security concerns.
New Zealand's privacy commissioner is grilling Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but hasn't decided whether to launch a formal investigation.
The Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, based at Edith Cowan University, is the result of collaboration between industry, government and research sectors.
The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are increasingly favouring ransomware and destructive attacks over data breaches.
While the number of documented software vulnerabilities grew last year to nearly 20,000, 86% of these had patches available within 24 hours of public disclosure.
Monash University research has found that the majority of illegal and unethical dark web sites are devoted to activity such as bitcoin laundering.
Hackers have stolen up to 5m payment card details from popular US department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor.
Nine Iranians have been charged over an alleged global spear-phishing campaign that targeted up to 26 Australian universities.
New legislation passed by the federal government will extend its powers to protect Australian critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.
Australia is the second most targeted nation in the APAC region behind Japan in terms of cryptojacking coin mining attacks.
The US government has snuck in new legislation that would allow law enforcement agencies to demand access to private information held by US technology companies even when it is stored overseas.
A new report claims Facebook approached major Australian politcal parties with advanced data matching functionality for targeting voters in marginal seats.