ATSE urges focus on cyber resilience

04 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has urged the government to focus on cyber resilience while developing its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.

State-sponsored attackers take to mobile malware

28 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from BlackBerry's Cylance found that several governments have been exploiting the mobile threat landscape for at least a decade.

Privacy complaints to OAIC grew 12% in FY19

24 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Privacy complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner grew to 3306 during the last financial year.

Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware attack

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Logistics and e-commerce technology company Pitney Bowes is working to restore services after a ransomware attack took some of its systems out of commission.

Thoma Bravo bids $5.6bn for Sophos

15 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The board of UK-based security company Sophos will unanimously recommend a US$3.82bn takeover offer from US private equity company Thoma Bravo.

'FinalBlacklist' to help businesses hone cybersecurity

08 October, 2019 | Supplied by: CSIRO Data61

Researchers have released the "largest publicly available data set" of malicious activity to help businesses hone their cybersecurity capabilities.

Penten, Data61 to advance cyber decoy research

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra-based Penten and the CSIRO's Data61 will collaborate to support research and development on cyber decoy and cyber trap capabilities.

ANU outlines "shockingly sophisticated" cyber attack

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ANU has published a forensic investigation into what VC Brian Schmidt has called a "shockingly sophisticated" targeted cyber attack on its systems.

Proofpoint uncovers malware delivery service for hire

30 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Proofpoint Inc.

Security company Proofpoint has provided details of a staged malware downloader they are calling WhiteShadow that exploits Office macros and SQL commands.

Australia 7th top phishing host country, RSA reports

23 September, 2019

Australia fronted just over 3% of the world's phishing attacks last quarter, putting it at number seven in the top phishing hosting countries, RSA said.

Victoria to restrict access to driver licence biometrics

18 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria will not allow the federal government and other states to access data it uploads to the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution.

Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers leaked

09 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook has confirmed reports that a public server containing hundreds of millions of user phone numbers has been discovered online.

Fileless malware surging worldwide

03 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Trend Micro's Midyear Security Roundup for the first half of the year identifies trends including the growing use of fileless malware designed to avoid detection.

Australians concerned over digital health record security

02 September, 2019

Almost half of Australians are concerned over the security and privacy of their digital health records, according to a new report.

ASD publishes approved cryptographic products list

30 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ASD has published a list of the devices that have been evaluated under its ASD Cryptographic Evaluation and High Assurance evaluation programs.

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