Security

ACSC urges network owners to sign up for AISI

04 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Following reports of preventable incidents, the Australian Cyber Security Centre is urging network operators to sign up to the free Australian Internet Security Initiative.


Huawei devices pose a high security risk: report

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of Huawei firmware claims to have found potential backdoors in more than half of the vendor's devices.


CSIRO's Data61 develops digital 'vaccine'

21 June, 2019

CSIRO's Data61 researchers have figured out a way to essentially 'vaccinate' AI and machine learning algorithms against adversarial attacks.


Almost $110,000 lost to NBN scams each month

19 June, 2019

Scammers pretending to be NBN Co are costing consumers more than $110,000 a month on average in 2019, the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission warns.


ACU discloses data breach

18 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Catholic University has revealed that some staff email accounts and university systems were compromised in a phishing attack-based data breach.


Australia is 8th top target for credential attacks

14 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the eighth most targeted country in the world for credential stuffing attacks from November 2017 to March 2019, research shows.


NSW unis facing significant cyber risks

12 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit of 10 NSW universities identified a number of IT internal control deficiencies that are leaving the institutions at risk of cyber attack.


China suspected in ANU data breach

07 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intelligence officials reportedly consider China to be the key suspect in the ANU data breach, but a security expert has warned against premature attribution.


Cybercrime may be underreported, new study shows

05 June, 2019

Half of survey respondents believe most enterprises underreport cybercrime, even when it's legally required, according to a new study.


ANU staff and student data stolen in breach

04 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian National University has disclosed a data breach affecting 19 years' worth of personal information on staff, students and visitors.


Online training could help bolster cybersecurity careers

03 June, 2019

ISACA has released new, practical, online training modules to help bolster cybersecurity professionals' and career hopefuls' skills and knowledge.


Huawei challenging US restrictions in court

30 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement in a US lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law restricting US companies from doing business with the vendor.


Canva suffers 'security incident'

27 May, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Australian firm Canva has suffered a 'security incident' and has advised all of its users to change their passwords.


1 in 5 elections faced foreign cyber interference

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of 97 elections and 31 referenda held since late 2016 found indications of foreign interference in 20 countries.


Zombieload flaw affects most modern Intel chips

17 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have discovered a new architectural flaw in most Intel chips released since 2011 that could allow attackers to steal system-level data.


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