Security

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.


Defence contractor Austal hit with cyber attack

05 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence and ACSC are investigating a recent data breach and extortion attempt on one of the department's contractors, WA shipbuilder Austal.


SA has highest proportion of infected devices

02 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SA has Australia's highest proportion of malware infected devices, with an estimated 26.4% of devices infected with an average of 20 malware strains.


New scam targeting iPhone users

23 October, 2018

iPhone users are being warned about a new scam that tries to steal Apple log-in details by sending fake Spotify/iTunes emails.


Decryption Bill could enable warrantless snooping

22 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Law Council of Australia has warned a parliamentary committee that the proposed decryption Bill could allow warrantless surveillance and indefinite detention.


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