Security

Australian critical infrastructure at risk

31 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As more Australian utilities and critical infrastructure providers adopt automation and the IIoT, improving security has become an urgent priority.


UK data protection law takes effect

28 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

UK citizens will be able to demand free access to data held on them by organisations under a new data protection law coming into effect.


GDPR is an opportunity not a threat

24 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Although many Australian businesses won't be ready for the implementation of the EU's GDPR on Friday, experts say it's not time to panic yet.


Huge IoT botnet may be used for Ukraine attack

24 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco's Talos threat intelligence unit has discovered a major IoT botnet that may be linked to a planned state-sponsored cyber attack on Ukraine.


Lawyers exposing clients to potential cyber attacks

22 May, 2018

The cybersecurity practices of lawyers could be putting their client data at risk, according to new research.


Australians lost $340m to scammers in 2017

22 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Total losses from scams reported to Australian government agencies grew to $340m in 2017, the highest since the ACCC started reporting on scam activity in 2008.


Education sector most attacked in Australia

18 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the source of 57% of all cyber attacks in the APAC region during 2017, according to the NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Report 2018.


Australian blockchain leaders showcase at Consensus

17 May, 2018

In collaboration with Data61, the Australian Digital Commerce Association and the NSW Government, Austrade led the delegation to Consensus 2018.


Only 9% of Aussie orgs ready for GDPR

17 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While most Australian businesses are confident they can meet the requirements of the NDB and GDPR regulations, only 9% are actually ready to comply.


Kiwis prefer biometrics for payment authentication

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealanders prefer the convenience of biometrics over having to remember PINs and passwords.


Australian IoT at home market grew 55% in 2017

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Demand for IoT at home devices such as connected appliances or smart home speakers grew 55% in 2017, according to Telsyte.


Aussies would punish firms over data breaches

16 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Consumers in 14 markets including Australia would take steps including boycotting a brand over a breach of their personal data.


Family Planning NSW hacked

14 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Personal information on up to 8000 users of the services provided by Family Planning NSW was compromised in a data breach last month.


CERT NZ named as PaCSON chair

11 May, 2018

The inaugural chair of the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON) will be CERT NZ.


Google closing privacy flaw in Android

10 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google is in the process of addressing a long-standing privacy flaw that allows apps to covertly monitor for the presence of other apps and their connection activity.


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