Security

Attacks on critical infrastructure accelerating

22 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from Nozomi Networks found that cyber threats facing industrial and critical infrastructure have grown to an all-time high.


CyberCX, AustCyber launch CyberSeek portal

18 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybersecurity services company CyberCX and AustCyber have launched a platform designed to track Australia's cyber skills shortage in real time.


ACSC releases cybersecurity report for health sector

15 February, 2021

The ACSC has released its 2020 Health Sector Snapshot, revealing that ransomware is currently the most significant threat to the Australian health sector.


3 in 4 Aussie orgs faced phishing attacks in 2020

09 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly three-quarters of Australian organisations faced a phishing attack in 2020 with 60% facing a successful attack, Proofpoint research suggests.


Optus's TrustWave finds more SolarWinds bugs

05 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus's security division, Trustwave, says it has discovered two additional severe vulnerabilities in the SolarWinds Orion network management platform.


FTC settles with Zoom over security shortcomings

04 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US FTC has finalised a settlement with Zoom over accusations the videoconferencing company misled consumers about the security of Zoom meetings.


Taskforce report calls for simpler cybersecurity standards

02 February, 2021

A report from the NSW Standards Harmonisation Taskforce is calling for Australian governments and industry to adopt international cybersecurity standards.


Americans fear being hacked more than being murdered

28 January, 2021

A survey has found that more Americans are worried about internet-related crimes involving personal information theft than other crimes, such as murder.


Data#3 renews managed services contract with Edith Cowan Uni

25 January, 2021

Data#3 has renewed its network managed services contract with Edith Cowan University, expanding the deal to include managed security firewall services.


Report: majority of passwords can be cracked in a second

22 January, 2021

Researchers have revealed that 73% of the most popular passwords in the world can be hacked in less than a second.


Malwarebytes targeted by SolarWinds attackers

21 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes disclosed that the same nation state actor behind the SolarWinds Orion breach targeted the company and gained access to some internal emails.


Kogan fined over $310,000 for breaching Spam Act

21 January, 2021

Kogan Australia has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking and paid a $310,800 infringement notice, for breaching the Spam Act.


Australian orgs exposed to Accellion vulnerability

21 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC has warned that Australian organisations could be impacted by the Accellion FTA vulnerability blamed for the Reserve Bank of NZ data breach.


Australia calls on EU to protect children online

15 January, 2021

Australia and its Five Country partners have urged the EU to protect children around the world by addressing consequences of its ePrivacy Directive.


SolarWinds details Orion cyber attack

14 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SolarWinds believes it has uncovered the highly sophisticated methods used to inject malicious code into its Orion network monitoring platform.


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