Security

ACSC to hold cyber exercise for water sector

04 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is inviting water and wastewater companies to register to participate in a two-day cybersecurity drill next year.


Government is losing the war against cybercrime

04 August, 2020 by Richard Bergman | Supplied by: Ernst & Young

We need more leadership and whole-of-government action to lift Australia's cybersecurity maturity and make us a harder target, says EY's Richard Bergman.


WA patient records leaked online

22 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In an embarrassing data breach for WA Health, sensitive medical records have been leaked online after being intercepted from an unsecured pager network.


Australian enterprises lag in patching security flaws

22 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian businesses are significantly more likely than their global peers to have faced a security incident caused by an unpatched vulnerability, Cisco claims.


UK agency calls for "social contract" on data sharing

22 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A UK government body has asserted the need for a "social contract" between citizens and the state covering ways in which citizen data is used and shared between agencies.


Govt sector facing most security breaches

16 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian government and local authority organisations reported more data breaches than any other industry sector in the last 12 months, research shows.


ATO warns of myGov scam campaign

15 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers are sending spoof myGov message alerts that link to "worryingly legitimate" looking pages designed to mine victims' account login details.


11 cyber SMEs take part in GovPitch 2020

07 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eleven carefully selected cybersecurity SMEs have been given an opportunity to pitch directly to government decision-makers as part of GovPitch 2020.


Cyber attacks a "call to arms"

25 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: LogMeIn AUS Pty Ltd

Experts warn that the major cyber attack targeting Australian governments and businesses "paints a vivid picture of the constant and evolving threats".


NSW, AustCyber create cyber task force

25 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government, AustCyber and Standards Australia have created a new task force aimed at ensuring NSW becomes a leading cybersecurity hub.


NSW announces new cybersecurity centre in Bathurst

25 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Cyber Security Vulnerability Management Centre will provide ongoing and automated vulnerability scanning across state government departments and agencies.


AustCyber seeks NSW Innovation Node manager

16 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Having started the hunt for managers for its new Queensland Cyber Security Innovation Nodes, AustCyber is now also seeking a leader for its NSW node.


Agencies score poor marks again in security audit

15 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian government agencies are still showing very poor levels of compliance with the requirement to adopt the Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies.


Australia needs a national security cloud: ASPI

11 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has urged the government to address the Australian national security community's growing cloud disadvantage.


ASD goes on security expert hiring spree

10 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate has launched a recruitment drive for a number of new security professionals, including an Offensive Cyber Operations Manager.


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