Security

Telstra working to block myGov SMS scams

17 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Services Australia on a pilot project to block scam SMSes impersonating myGov and Centrelink.


Government consulting on Data Availability Bill

16 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has released the exposure draft of a new Bill aimed at enabling more effective information sharing between agencies.


SA agencies wasting money on legacy software

10 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

South Australian agencies are running hundreds of sometimes unsupported legacy applications and spending millions to maintain them, an audit has found.


US issues cybersecurity space policy

09 September, 2020

The United States has issued a cybersecurity policy for its space systems, establishing a set of principles to enhance cyber defences in space.


Service NSW reports theft of 738 GB of customer data

08 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Service NSW has fallen victim to an email compromise attack, resulting in the theft of 738 GB of documents containing data on 186,000 customers and staff.


OAIC releases Corporate Plan, prioritises right to privacy

03 September, 2020

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its corporate plan for 2020–21 to help increase public trust in data protection.


Large-scale hackathon returns in October 2020

31 August, 2020

Ethical hackers and investigators will reconvene across the country in 2020 for the National Missing Persons Hackathon, now an entirely online event.


Small business grant program to fund cybersecurity research

21 August, 2020

A new industry support program has been launched to recruit small businesses to fight against cyber threats by developing ambitious capabilities for the ADF.


CISA holds latest Cyber Storm

18 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency simulated a major attack on the nation's critical infrastructure in the latest Cyber Storm exercise.


Defence to bolster cyber training capabilities

14 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has detailed its $1.4bn commitment to improving Defence's cybersecurity training capabilities.


Accedian Skylight network security

12 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Vicom Australia Pty Ltd

Accedian Skylight-powered security from Vicom analyses network traffic and provides strong threat and illicit behaviour detection.


NSW Govt enlists MessageXchange for e-invoicing service

12 August, 2020

The NSW Department of Customer Service has appointed MessageXchange to provide its e-invoicing solution to streamline procure-to-pay solutions.


Protecting citizens' privacy in smart cities

10 August, 2020 by Neil Lappage | Supplied by: ISACA

Councils must formulate a policy on the use of video analytics early on to ensure that compliance is achieved, controls are standardised and ROI is achieved.


Strengthening Australia's cybersecurity ecosystem

07 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Monash University

A better incident reporting scheme would be one way of reinforcing Australia's cybersecurity posture, says a Monash University criminologist.


Many agencies yet to fully implement DMARC

06 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Only two of 18 Australian Government agencies evaluated by Proofpoint have fully implemented DMARC anti-spoofing security protocols.


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