Security

Australia key target of encrypted attacks

02 November, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the fourth most targeted nation in the world by HTTPS attacks during 9M21, according to Zscaler.


Aussie workers push back on monitoring tech

02 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Unisys Australia Ltd

Australians may have allowed the office into their home, expedited by COVID-19, but they draw the line at employers using monitoring technology.


Australian SMEs facing rising cyber threat

29 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two in three Australian SMEs fell victim to cyber attacks during the last year, according to research released by Cisco.


Government blocking phishing texts spoofing agencies

29 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A pilot program to block phishing SMSs spoofing senders including Centrelink and myGov has resulted in more than 2500 blocked scam texts in the last year.


NDB disclosures fell 7% in FY21

27 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of Notifiable Data Breach disclosures filed with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner fell 7% in FY21.


Mainframe-reliant organisations urged to boost security

27 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian mainframe-reliant organisations should bolster their security in advance of changes to critical infrastructure legislation, according to Micro Focus.


Australia leads APAC in adoption of zero trust

27 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 90% of Australian organisations have adopted a zero trust strategy in the wake of increased cybersecurity challenges brought on by COVID-19.


Claroty expands into APJ region with HQ in Singapore

21 October, 2021

Claroty has formally opened its regional headquarters office in Singapore, after experiencing hyper growth in the Asia–Pacific region.


Report: Aussies practising risky behaviour around data protection

21 October, 2021

A report released by Bitdefender has revealed that the majority of online consumers practice risky behaviour for data protection and device management.


Ransomware: tougher penalties and mandatory reporting

14 October, 2021

New criminal offences, tougher penalties and a mandatory reporting regime have been announced under the Ransomware Action Plan.


Visa's AI tools stopped $354m of fraud in 12 months

13 October, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Visa's AI-driven security tools protected Australian businesses from more than $354m of fraud in a 12-month period, the company said.


Addressing the evolving cyber threat environment

12 October, 2021 by David Stevens, Assistant Commissioner, Dispute Resolution, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

The key message from the OAIC: the cyber threat environment is evolving and organisations need to continually update processes and protections to address this.


Mandiant confirms rebrand from FireEye to Mandiant, Inc.

12 October, 2021

Cybersecurity solutions provider Mandiant has completed its name change from FireEye, Inc. to Mandiant, Inc. and changed its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol to MNDT.


Robot control: managing a non-human workforce

12 October, 2021 by Chern-Yue Boey, Senior VP, APAC | Supplied by: SailPoint

RPA technology enables automation of repetitive structured tasks and data-intensive processes, cutting costs and maximising efficiency.


Consumers abandon brands if online doesn't measure up

05 October, 2021

Australian consumers are less tolerant of online frustration and will abandon brands that can't balance convenience and privacy.


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