Security

Govt commits $1.35bn to fight foreign cyber threats

01 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has announced a $1.35bn investment program aimed at enhancing Australia's ability to combat foreign cyber threats.


NZ introduces new and improved privacy reforms

01 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Privacy Act 2020 promises to be more proactive and less reactive than its 27-year-old predecessor.


$1.6m funding boost for university cybersecurity

30 June, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The federal government funding will produce a threat intelligence-sharing network, sector-wide threat modelling and a national cybersecurity forum.


Open banking to bring new security risks

26 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The introduction from 1 July of the new open banking regime will bring with it security risks for consumers and businesses, an expert has warned.


Business email compromise scams cost $132 million

24 June, 2020 by Αmy Sarcevic

ACCC's Targeting Scams Report uncovers the extent of scams targeting business, with BEC representing the highest losses incurred for any type of scam.


CSIRO's Data61 creates voice spoofing prevention measure

23 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The 'Void' solution detects differences in spectral characteristics between live and recorded human voices.


Government releases sixth update for COVIDSafe app

23 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The latest release has improved functionality and can be accessed by the Australian external territories.


Critical security flaws found in millions of IoT devices

19 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security company JSOF has uncovered critical security vulnerabilities present in hundreds of millions if not billions of IoT devices.


Australia facing sustained state-based cyber attack

19 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian government departments and industries are being targeted in a cyber attack that the Prime Minister warned appears to be linked to a state actor.


RTA calls for social media reform to stop disinformation

18 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

In light of a warning from the Foreign Minister, Responsible Technology Australia says social media should be regulated in the same manner as public health measures.


IBM drops face recognition products after BLM protests

12 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IBM has pulled out of the facial recognition market following the BLM protests, while Amazon will ban police from using its face recognition tech for a year.


Malicious mobile apps doubled in last 12 months

04 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

There were 29,000 malicious mobile apps detected in 2020 Q1, up from 14,500 in the same quarter in 2019 according to Upstream.


NAB using voice biometrics to verify customers

29 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NAB has signed on 120,000 customers to its VoiceID biometrics authentication service since its launch in November and aims to reach 250,000 by the end of the year.


DTA releases latest COVIDSafe update

28 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has incorporated new security and accessibility enhancements into the latest version of its COVIDSafe contact tracing app.


Australia condemns state attacks on health infrastructure

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Ambassador for Cyber Affairs has condemned state-backed malicious actors that are seeking to disrupt hospital operations during the COVID-19 crisis.


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