Security

NSW–Israel program homes in on cybersecurity

20 March, 2018

Improving cybersecurity will be in focus under a new innovation program jointly run by the NSW Government and State of Israel.


Svitzer makes first public NDB disclosure

19 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Sensitive information on close to half of shipping company Svitzer's Australian employees was compromised over a nearly 11-month period.


Bitcoin scam devised by ATO impersonators

19 March, 2018

Consumers are warned to be aware of scammers impersonating the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), demanding cryptocurrency like Bitcoin as payment for fake tax debts.


Eight new cyber threat samples emerging per second

14 March, 2018

There has been a record increase in healthcare attacks, fileless malware and cryptocurrency mining, according to a new report by McAfee Labs.


ACSC Conference returns to Canberra in April

13 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Cybersecurity practices and building a culture of resilience will be on the agenda at the Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference.


Cryptojacking more valuable than stealing data?

12 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitcoin's value has led to an increase in attacks that consume computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies.


APRA proposes new security standards for banks

09 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

APRA's Geoff Summerhayes says Australian financial institutions are among the top global targets for cybercriminals.


Terabit DDoS attack era has arrived

07 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 1.7 Tbps DDoS attack on the customer of a major US service provider has been spotted by Arbor Networks' ATLAS threat-monitoring system.


Pronto and Forticode partner up on smartphone authentication

27 February, 2018

Pronto Software has partnered with and invested in Forticode to provide highly secure smartphone-based authentication for Australian businesses.


Building a network of security champions

26 February, 2018 by Brad Arkin, VP and Chief Security Officer, Adobe | Supplied by: Adobe Systems Pty Ltd

A security champion program will foster an open culture mindset and benefit your entire organisation, argues Adobe's Brad Arkin.


Notifiable Data Breach law takes effect

22 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Notifiable Data Breach legislation came into effect today, leaving Australian organisations at risk of fines of up to $1.8m for failing to disclose a breach.


OAIC consumer guides for NDB scheme

20 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With the Notifiable Data Breach scheme about to start, two OAIC guides detail the steps to take if you're informed of a breach.


Pragmatic approach needed for Meltdown

19 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gartner urges a multistage approach to dealing with the new class of security vulnerability represented by Meltdown and Spectre.


Revenge porn laws strengthened by the Senate

15 February, 2018

Laws surrounding 'revenge porn' will be strengthened, after legislation to stop image-based abuse passed the Senate.


Equifax appoints new CISO

15 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Jamil Farshchi will have the challenging task of helping to restore public confidence in the integrity of the credit reporting agency's stored data.


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