Cyber security threat: Is Australia’s power grid safe from hackers?

It happens not with a bang, but a whimper. The lights go out, public transport is halted, networks go dark, and a city is shutdown and paralysed, as an attack against a nation goes beyond bombs and targets its critical infrastructure – all with a few keystrokes. Read about the new EY’s Risk Pulse Survey which reveals […]

Regulators need to develop global cyber security standards -JPM’s Pinto

Governments need to develop global cyber security standards and increase information sharing on cyber threats, Daniel Pinto, chief executive of JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank, said on Saturday. Read why Daniel Pinto of JPMorgan says that regulators need to develop global cyber security standards to fight against cyber threats on Business Insider.

Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme: draft guidance materials demonstrate that preparation is paramount

Read David Benson and Sam Fiddian explain the new data breach guidelines issued by Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on Lexology : On 29 September 2017, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its latest tranche of draft guidance materials. Those materials provide greater clarity as to the OAIC’s expectations of entities which […]

ACSC finds rising sophistication of cyber threats along with exploitation of publicly known vulnerabilities with known mitigations

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its Threat Report 2017 today. The ACSC is the focal point for the cyber security efforts of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia, the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), and the Australian Security […]

Australian Small Businesses Confident In Cyber Security

The majority of Australian small-to-medium sized business owners in 2017 believe that their businesses are safe from cyber attacks, according to accounting software company MYOB. Read the new report by MYOB which reveals that  87% of Australian small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) believe their business is safe from cyber-attacks because they use antivirus software on Canstar.

Privacy law reform and the new mandatory reporting regime for data breaches: how will it affect you?

Read  Zac de Kievit explain the newly implemented Australian data breach notification law on Lexology : The privacy and data protection regulatory landscape in Australia has seen further recent revision with the formal assent of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) earlier this year. The new law will become operative from 22 […]

Ponemon Australian research shows data breaches carve 5% from share prices

Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has released research in Australia revealing how data breaches damage company finances and shareholder value. Read about the new Ponemon survey which reveals how data security breaches negatively impact an entire organisation, from sales and marketing to shareholders on CSO Online.

Australia’s inside-out digital health strategy

Read Stilgherrian’s article about Australia’s cyber policy on ZDNet : The thing to remember about strategy documents is that they’re merely aspirational. They set out a proposed pathway to achieving a set of defined goals, but they’re no guarantee that those goals will even be achieved. Read his full article here.

Govt plan to share data on threats to help SMBs

According to the Australian Financial Review, the plan, which was announced in May, will provide declassified data from the Australian Signals Directorate to telecommunications companies and ISPs so they can improve their defences against cyber threats. Read how the Australian government plans to use the spy cyber threat data to help small and medium businesses […]

Ombudsman says SMBs are a growing target for cybercrime in Australia

According to Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, half of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Australia believe their limited online presence protects them from cybercrime. Read why Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says that small and medium businesses are a growing target for cyber attacks in Australia on ZDNet.