ASX 100 Cyber Health Check Report released: How Australia’s largest companies are tackling online risk

Last year, ASX and ASIC invited the 100 largest listed companies in Australia to participate in a study to assess their awareness of and preparedness to tackle cyber risk — and the results are now in. Read more about the newly released the ASX released the Cyber Health Check Report which reveals that 62% of Australian businesses […]

Aussie enterprises reactive to security needs to combat data breaches

And Australia and a majority of its Asia Pacific counterparts — 55% to be precise — do not conduct risk assessment studies as a precautionary measure and say they will only do so if there was a security breach or suspected breach. Read about the new study conducted by Frost & Sullivan which reveals that […]

Australia’s boards don’t really understand their cyber security risks

The boards of the vast majority of Australia’s biggest listed companies have non-existent or limited understanding of the biggest IT security risks to their organisation, the ASX’s first cyber health check has found. Read more about the new report by ASX which reveals that Australian company boards have limited understanding of cyber security risks their […]

How businesses should prepare for Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification laws

Australia, like other countries, has not been immune to data breaches in which personal information has been exposed. The much-anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, whereby organisations will be legally obliged to disclose data breaches, has been passed by the Australian Federal Government, and the laws will come into effect within the next […]

Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification regime: how to prepare your business

Read  Dean Carrigan, John Gallagher and Ben Di Marco explain how businesses can prepare themselves for the new Australian data breach notification regime on Lexology : In February 2017, the Australian Federal Parliament passed legislation to amend[1] Australia’s privacy law to introduce a mandatory data breach notification regime. The new regime, once implemented, will require agencies […]

Three Of The Biggest Cyber Security Threats To Australian Business

Read Libby-Jane Charleston explain the top three cyber threats to Australian businesses on Huffington Post : With consumer phishing email at an all-time high and Business Email Compromise (BEC) costing Australian businesses $3.1billion since January 2015, it’s more crucial than ever that people are aware of the ways attackers use to compromise your business. Read her […]

Organisations struggle over which data breaches to confess to under new laws

According to Telstra’s chief privacy officer, Jason Holandsjo, the Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim isn’t a reasonable person. But it wasn’t a cheap shot. The two were part of a panel trying to help telecommunications companies unpack the Commonwealth’s new law requiring many Australian organisations to notify the Information Commissioner and affected individuals when certain kinds […]

ESET says Australia’s mandatory breach disclosure doesn’t go far enough

MinterEllison found that 13% of Australian business boards have absolutely no briefing at all on understanding the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks; a telling statistic that complements findings that cyber incidents doubled to more than 40% in the last year. Read why Nick FitzGerald of ESET says that the newly implement Australian mandatory data […]

​How Australia’s ‘Essential Eight’ sets the standard for sensitive data protection and breach notification

Read Christopher Strand explain how the Australia’s new data breach law sets the standard for sensitive data protection and notification on CSO Online : Globally, more and more jurisdictions are releasing mandates that will have a substantial impact on companies regarding breach notification and the protection of sensitive data. One of those cyber security mandates put into […]

New law will force some (but not all) organisations to reveal data breaches

We live in an era of big data stored digitally, and some of that data is about you. For example, the government keeps your social security and tax data, banks keep your financial data and your phone provider stores your metadata. There is probably more of your confidential information in the data storage facilities of various […]