Phishing attacks to surge in Australia in 2019

17 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia will continue to be inundated with phishing attacks in 2019, while SIM jacking and SIM swapping will be a growing attack vector, Trend Micro predicts.

Compromises don't fix "flawed" encryption Bill

05 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Labor missed a chance to stand up to a "desperate and weak government" by backing down on its opposition to the Bill, according to Digital Rights Watch.

Optic Security Group to provide trans-Tasman coverage

04 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six physical IT and information security companies from Australia and New Zealand have merged into the new Optic Security Group.

NSW launches cybersecurity innovation node

03 December, 2018

NSW will receive a cybersecurity innovation node to help accelerate the growth of this industry.

Fed govt offers cybersecurity grant

03 December, 2018

A $10 million cybersecurity initiative has just been launched by the federal government.

Cybercrooks hold their own Black Friday sales

30 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on the spike in online sales activity during Black Friday and Cyber Monday held their own version of the shopping event.

ACS develops data sharing framework

29 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new data sharing framework developed by the ACS proposes the introduction of a standardised method of sharing and properly anonymising personal data.

Fed govt releases new cybersecurity reports

28 November, 2018

The federal government has released two new reports that aim to make Australia a world leader in cybersecurity.

Industry opposes rushing through encryption Bill

23 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian industry associations have urged a parliamentary committee to reject the government's demand to rush through the controversial encryption Bill.

Payment fraud losses to hit $30bn this year

21 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research has predicted that online payment fraud losses will grow to US$22bn this year, growing to US$48bn by 2023 as a fraud-as-a-service economy emerges.

My Health Record opt-out extension welcomed

16 November, 2018

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended, a move which has been welcomed by privacy advocates.

Allens urges companies to rise above data backlash

09 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Organisations need to overhaul their security polices and practices to restore consumer confidence in businesses' use of their personal data, according to Allens.

Hivint acquisition strengthens Optus's security play

09 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus's acquisition of cybersecurity consultant Hivint will help the company grow its security business in Australia and potentially the wider APAC region.

UK looks at analytics in political campaigns

07 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office is consulting on its proposal to introduce a statutory code governing the use of personal data in political campaigns.

Fair Data tackles privacy concerns

07 November, 2018 by Elissa Molly, CEO, AMSRS

The new Fair Data trust mark hands control to consumers and delivers confidence to government and business, says AMSRS's Elissa Molloy.

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