Security

40% of hackers can exfiltrate data in an hour

13 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


63 data breach reports filed in Q1

12 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Canberra hosts cybersecurity experts

11 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Government ministers and cybersecurity professionals have lined up to emphasise the challenge posed to Australia by cyber threats and security concerns.


NZ gets stuck into Facebook too

09 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's privacy commissioner is grilling Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but hasn't decided whether to launch a formal investigation.


Cybersecurity boosted by new Perth CRC

05 April, 2018 by

The Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, based at Edith Cowan University, is the result of collaboration between industry, government and research sectors.


Ransomware supplanting data theft

05 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are increasingly favouring ransomware and destructive attacks over data breaches.


86% of software vulnerabilities patched on day 1

04 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Financial activity dominates dark web

03 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Monash University research has found that the majority of illegal and unethical dark web sites are devoted to activity such as bitcoin laundering.


Hackers skim 5m payment cards from Saks chain

03 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hackers have stolen up to 5m payment card details from popular US department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor.


Australian unis targeted by phishers

29 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nine Iranians have been charged over an alleged global spear-phishing campaign that targeted up to 26 Australian universities.


Govt passes critical infrastructure safeguards

29 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New legislation passed by the federal government will extend its powers to protect Australian critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.


Australia ranks second in APAC by cryptojacking threat

28 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the second most targeted nation in the APAC region behind Japan in terms of cryptojacking coin mining attacks.


Taking blockchain to the masses

28 March, 2018 by Anthony Brown, Corporate Consulting Engineer, Avaya Australia | Supplied by: Avaya Australia Pty Ltd

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


US govt quietly passes data monitoring Bill

27 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Facebook offered data tool to ALP and LNP

26 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report claims Facebook approached major Australian politcal parties with advanced data matching functionality for targeting voters in marginal seats.


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