Security

Darktrace expands Aussie presence following 60% YoY growth

04 August, 2021

AI cybersecurity firm Darktrace has announced its expansion in Australia, as more organisations adopt an AI-driven approach to cyber defence.


ACSC, allies list top 30 routinely exploited vulnerabilities

30 July, 2021

The ACSC and allies have released a joint cybersecurity advisory, highlighting the top CVEs routinely exploited by cyber actors.


Claroty finds critical vulnerabilities in cloud-based ICS platforms

30 July, 2021

Industrial cybersecurity company Claroty’s research arm, Team82 has found critical vulnerabilities in cloud-based management platforms for industrial control systems (ICS).


311 days — the average time to detect and contain a data breach

29 July, 2021

The average time to detect and contain a data breach in Australia was 311 days, according to IBM Security's latest report.


Uber interfered with privacy of 1.2 million Australians

26 July, 2021

The Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has determined that Uber interfered with the privacy of around 1.2 million Australians.


Phishing attacks: staff shortages leading to longer remediation times

23 July, 2021

More than half of IT professionals say under-resourcing is leading to longer phishing incident remediation times. 


MosaicLoader malware targets software pirates

22 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitdefender has uncovered a new malware campaign that uses a variety of methods to confuse security researchers and prevent reverse engineering.


Cyber attacks of the future: weaponising OT environments to kill

22 July, 2021

Gartner predicts that by 2025 cyber attackers will have weaponised operational technology (OT) environments to harm or kill humans.


Exchange hacks: Aus accuses China of malicious cyber attacks

20 July, 2021

Australia has joined international partners in expressing "serious concerns about malicious cyber activities by China's Ministry of State Security".


IAC on Cyber Security publishes annual report

19 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Industry Advisory Committee on Cyber Security has delivered its first annual report to the government, and recommended focus areas for the coming year.


SonicWall warns of imminent ransomware attack

16 July, 2021

SonicWall, a network and cybersecurity appliance provider, has issued an urgent notice about "an imminent ransomware campaign using stolen credentials".


ACSC updates Essential Eight guidance

14 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has updated its guidance on the implementation of the Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies.


Govt may make directors liable for data breaches

14 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has launched a consultation into the preferred approach for improving Australia's security posture under the Cyber Security Strategy 2020.


Australian cyber companies have advantage in US

09 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from AustCyber finds that Australian cybersecurity companies looking to expand to the US have a competitive advantage due to the AUSFTA agreement.


Australian construction sector targeted in BEC scams

09 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned of a growing trend of building and construction companies being targeted in business email compromise scams.


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