Security

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.


National cyber threat sharing platform launched

25 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybermerc has announced the launch of a government-funded national cyber threat sharing platform for Australian businesses.


CyberCX appoints ex-NSA head to security advisory board

24 November, 2020

CyberCX has launched a Global Security Advisory Board, with Admiral Michael Rogers, former head of the US National Security Agency, as the inaugural appointee.


Aussie e-commerce retailers pledge to improve product safety

24 November, 2020

Four Australian e-commerce businesses have voluntarily committed to protecting consumers from unsafe goods by signing the Australian Product Safety Pledge.


260% increase in attacks using encrypted channels

18 November, 2020

There has been a 260% increase in attacks using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls, according to a report from Zscaler.


Aussie security leaders call for more cyber visibility

16 November, 2020

A study by Tenable has revealed that Australian business leaders are calling for more cyber visibility, in the face of rising cyber regulations.


UTS, DroneShield develop drone tech to detect drone threats

13 November, 2020

UTS and DroneShield have produced an optical system that can detect, identify and track threats such as unmanned aerial systems (USD) carrying explosives.


Strategic Elements uses CSIRO tech for robot security teams

12 November, 2020

Strategic Elements subsidiary Stealth Technologies has licensed CSIRO technology that enables robots to work together in teams.


Govt releases critical infrastructure exposure draft

11 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian critical infrastructure providers would have to comply with new security obligations under draft legislation now out for consultation.


"Malicious" phone scammers impersonating ACSC

06 November, 2020

The ACSC warns that Australians have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be ACSC employees, and that the recipient's computer has been compromised.


Emotet malware campaign back in action

03 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers are using Emotet and Trickbot to mount sustained attacks on the healthcare sector in Australia and other markets, the ACSC has warned.


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