Ransomware attacks grew threefold in 2017

03 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cylance's latest Threat Report found that malware attacks increased 13.4% over 2016, with the healthcare sector remaining the most under fire.

More than half of people re-using passwords

03 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite heightened awareness of security risks, internet users in Australia and five other markets are continuing to exhibit poor password practices such as re-using passwords between personal and work accounts.

Boards still not adequately focused on security

27 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

One in three respondents to ISACA's latest survey of IT governance professionals believe their organisation's board is not adequately focused on cybersecurity.

Popular apps violate children's privacy

26 April, 2018

An international group of researchers analysed 5855 apps for children, finding that 57% may be violating the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

76% of Aussie orgs lack an incident response plan

24 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

48% of Australian respondents believe they have improved their security posture, even though 76% still lack a consistent incident response plan.

IoT, third parties raise risks in NDB era

24 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Firms subject to the NDB laws must secure IoT devices and guest or third-party access to their networks before it's too late, Wavelink has warned.

The world must work together on cybersecurity

23 April, 2018

Establishing a global, coordinated approach to cybersecurity was the takeaway theme from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference 2018.

Australian orgs can't identify 41% of network traffic

20 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian IT leaders are concerned about a lack of visibility into their organisation's network traffic, which is exposing them to security, legal and productivity risks.

Fake Facebook account impersonated NZ minister

20 April, 2018

A fake account set up to impersonate a NZ government minister has led to calls for New Zealanders to report suspicious Facebook activity to CERT NZ.

Tech giants sign cybersecurity accord

19 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A group of 34 technology giants has signed an accord agreeing not to assist governments in conducting offensive cyber attacks and to work to protect all citizens from the growing cyber threat.

Canberra blames Russia for cyber incidents

17 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Russian state-sponsored actors were responsible for router-based cyber attacks in October 2017, according to the federal government.

NZ reviewing national cybersecurity strategy

16 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NZ government will work with the private sector and the public to refresh New Zealand's national cybersecurity strategy.

Cyber delegation visiting the US this week

16 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

More than 60 Australian cybersecurity industry leaders are heading to the US this week to build partnerships to fight cybercrime.

40% of hackers can exfiltrate data in an hour

13 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The second annual Nuix Black Report shows that 40% of hackers say they can break into a system, locate valuable data and exfiltrate it within just one hour.

63 data breach reports filed in Q1

12 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

There have been at least 63 notifiable data breach reports filed in the first five weeks following the introduction of the government's new mandatory reporting scheme.

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