Security

Nigeria is top source of cloud application attacks

15 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud application attacks grew by 65% between September 2018 and February 2019, with Nigeria and China the source of the majority of these attacks.


Privacy sweep shows big compliance gaps

05 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Only half of respondents to a global sweep of data protection practices among organisations in 18 countries have a documented incident response procedure.


Retailers top credential stuffing targets

28 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Retailers are heavily targeted by the increasingly popular attack method of credential stuffing, according to research from Akamai.


Japan to test for vulnerable IoT devices

22 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Japan's National Institute of ICT has commenced a five-year project involving rooting out IoT devices protected by easily guessed or default passwords.


Microsoft seeks to defend integrity of EU elections

21 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As part of its Defending Democracy Program, Microsoft is expanding its free AccountGuard service to 12 more European nations.


Russian state actors fastest at infiltrating networks

20 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian state-sponsored actors are on average able to infiltrate a target's network in under 19 minutes after compromising the first system, CrowdStrike said.


New leader for WA AustCyber Node

19 February, 2019

A new head of the WA AustCyber Node has just been appointed by Edith Cowan University.


AIIA slams inaction on encryption bill reforms

19 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AIIA has warned that without the passage of reforms to the encryption bill, it poses a danger to the international reputation of Australian tech companies.


Qld moves to stamp out cyberbullying

14 February, 2019

The Queensland Government is taking action on cyberbullying, with the Premier contacting social media platforms to remind them of their responsibilities.


MPs’ emails may have been hacked by foreign power

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Parliamentary Services is investigating a "sophisticated" attack on the Australian Parliamentary House network and email server.


NDB report highlights need for info sharing: ACSC

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC is urging organisations to sign up to its information sharing program to help curtail the ongoing rise in malicious or criminal cyber attacks.


NDB stats highlight need for security rethink: experts

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The growing number of data breach notifications filed during the December quarter demonstrate that Australian organisations need a new approach to IT security.


Data breach notifications rise again in Q4

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of data breach notifications filed with the OAIC rose for the fourth straight quarter from October to December, with the health sector again topping the list.


Fraudsters steal phone numbers, drain bank accounts: TIO

06 February, 2019

Fraudsters are emptying the bank accounts of unsuspecting consumers after stealing their mobile phone numbers and email addresses.


Increasing demand for VPNs in Australia

01 February, 2019

Interest in virtual private network (VPN) services in Australia has been steadily growing, according to Surfshark.


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