Security

Public sector mergers create significant cyber risks

22 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The merger between or reshuffling of functions of two public sector organisations provides a significant opportunity for attackers, the ACSC has warned.


US mayors agree not to pay ransomware

15 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The organisation representing the mayors of all US cities with populations of over 30,000 has passed a resolution not to pay ransomware.


US state CIOs endorse cybersecurity Act

15 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs has endorsed a proposed Bill that would provide additional resources for state governments' cybersecurity efforts.


UK ICO investigating police use of face recognition

10 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has deep concerns about the rollout of live face recognition technology by the nation's police forces.


Cyber company awarded $2.2 million contract to help Army

09 July, 2019

A Canberra-based cyber technology and solutions company has won two contracts to improve the Australian Army's cyber capabilities.


Australia Post is not cyber resilient: audit

09 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit into three corporate Commonwealth entities has found that Australia Post is significantly lacking in cyber resilience.


NZ allocates $7.6m for new Cyber Security Strategy

08 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The New Zealand Government will spend NZ$8m over the next four years to implement a new four-pronged Cyber Security Strategy.


Victoria launches protected-level cloud solution

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian Government's shared services agency Cenitex has jointly developed a solution for offering Protected-level Azure cloud services.


US DHS moves to store biometric data on AWS Cloud

21 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Homeland Security has launched a request for information for a cloud-based biometric matching system that would reside on the AWS Cloud.


Rachel Noble named head of ACSC

21 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Veteran public servant Rachel Noble is returning to the Australian Signals Directorate to lead up the Australian Cyber Security Centre.


The need for advanced technology in cybersecurity

17 June, 2019 by Nick FitzGerald, Senior Research Fellow, ESET | Supplied by: ESET Software Australia

As cybercriminals continue to ramp up their attacks, traditional security tools are no longer up to the task of protecting organisations.


AusCERT launches new brand image and website

10 June, 2019 | Supplied by: AusCERT

AusCERT is launching a new brand image and website to further enhance the service it provides to members.


NSW appoints new security chief

22 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government has established Cyber Security NSW within the state's Department of Customer Service, and appointed a Chief Cyber Security Officer to lead it.


Man charged with using govt systems for crypto mining

22 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A NSW man is facing a 10-year sentence on charges of abusing his position as an IT contractor to an Australian Government agency for crypto mining.


San Francisco bans face recognition tech

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The City of San Francisco has banned city law enforcement and other agencies from using facial recognition surveillance technology.


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