NSW's Auditor-General uncovered "significant gaps" in the controls in place to prevent unauthorised access to the state's Births, Deaths and Marriages Register.
The public and private sectors are strengthening their coordinated response to potential cyber attacks through a series of exercises.
While Australian Commonwealth entities are showing signs of improving their security posture, they are still failing to live up to the Essential Eight standards.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre is working on multiple fronts to combat cyber threat activity capitalising on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of breaches of government and individual politician records surged by 278% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2020, according to Atlas VPN.
The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced an offensive cyber campaign against cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Australia's Auditor General has warned that state government entities are still lacking in information security and risk management controls.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Information Commissioner are urging departments and agencies to not neglect security during the COVID-19 crisis.
Melbourne Polytechnic has advised of a major data breach involving the unauthorised access of files containing personal data of around 55,000 staff and students.
Abigail Bradshaw and Linda Geddes have been respectively named ACSC Head and ASD Deputy Director-General Signals Intelligence and Network Operations.
Department of Home Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo believes improving cyber preparedness, resilience and response requires a society-wide approach.
The US is "laser focused" on securing its election processes from foreign interference, including by using 'hunt forward' operations led by military experts.
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has called on the UK Government to urgently introduce a statutory and binding code of practice for LFR.
The scheme requires agencies or bodies to inform OVIC of incidents that compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of public sector information.