Security

NSW BDM register has poor security controls

05 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Government, industry prepare for attacks on electricity sector

05 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The public and private sectors are strengthening their coordinated response to potential cyber attacks through a series of exercises.


Government agencies' security posture still lagging

29 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While Australian Commonwealth entities are showing signs of improving their security posture, they are still failing to live up to the Essential Eight standards.


ACSC steps up fight against COVID-19 cybercrooks

22 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is working on multiple fronts to combat cyber threat activity capitalising on the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cyber attacks on politicians surge in Q1

21 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


ASD takes action against COVID-19 cybercriminals

14 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced an offensive cyber campaign against cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.


WA state entities still lack security controls

14 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australia's Auditor General has warned that state government entities are still lacking in information security and risk management controls.


ACSC urges agencies to think security during COVID-19

24 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Information Commissioner are urging departments and agencies to not neglect security during the COVID-19 crisis.


IT institute discloses major data breach

12 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


AusCERT at the forefront of cybersecurity

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: AusCERT

AusCERT helps members prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and internet-based attacks.


ASD announces two new senior executives

03 March, 2020

Abigail Bradshaw and Linda Geddes have been respectively named ACSC Head and ASD Deputy Director-General Signals Intelligence and Network Operations.


Improving cyber resilience a nationwide effort

04 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Department of Home Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo believes improving cyber preparedness, resilience and response requires a society-wide approach.


US Cyber Command, NSA team to keep elections secure

30 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The US is "laser focused" on securing its election processes from foreign interference, including by using 'hunt forward' operations led by military experts.


UK ICO states position on live facial recognition

29 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

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.


OVIC updates security incident notification scheme details

28 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The scheme requires agencies or bodies to inform OVIC of incidents that compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of public sector information.


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