NSW prepares for cybersecurity overhaul

01 April, 2021

A New South Wales (NSW) parliamentary inquiry has recommended a range of improvements to enhance cybersecurity and cyber awareness throughout the state in the wake of a high-profile data breach.

CompTIA welcomes US govt's IT spending plans

16 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CompTIA has welcomed the new US government's decision to invest nearly US$2bn in strengthening agencies' IT and security capabilities.

US Dept of Defense holds Cyber Command legal conference

10 March, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Legal experts convened virtually last week to hold the 2021 US Cyber Command Legal Conference.

Leonardo, DEWC partner to offer cybersecurity courses in Aus

05 March, 2021

Leonardo, in collaboration with DEWC, is set to provide a range of cybersecurity courses in Australia, for military audiences as well as the general public.

OAIC selects archTIS as latest government client

02 March, 2021

archTIS has signed a contract to supply its Kojensi SaaS platform to the OAIC, enabling government agencies to share information while meeting security requirements.

Managing data breach risk in the public sector

01 March, 2021 by Connor Dilleen

A consistent, high standard of personal information handling practices is needed to meet expectations for security, accountability and transparency in data breach prevention.

New Zealand to join Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

26 February, 2021

The New Zealand Government has announced that it will join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, otherwise known as the Budapest Convention.

New Defence security guide to boost industry security

25 February, 2021

The Australian Government and the Australian Defence industry have released a guide to help small businesses improve their security practices and win Defence work.

Cloud reluctance creates data risks for government

16 February, 2021 by Jacqui Nelson and Alex Lyons | Supplied by: Dekko Secure

Agencies must accept the need to shift to the cloud and therefore choose a solution that properly protects their data with end-to-end encryption.

Audits find some SA councils have lax security

09 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

South Australia's Auditor General has uncovered a range of deficiencies in the IT security of the Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect and Port Augusta city councils.

Third parties shining light on ICS vulnerabities

08 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of vulnerabilities in industrial control systems disclosed during the second half of 2020 grew 25% from 2019, Claroty research shows.

Ransomware attacks continued throughout Q4

05 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ransomware attacks continued to plague businesses worldwide in the fourth quarter as more groups adopted the tactic of leaking data if victims do not pay.

Interview: Adam Gordon, Varonis

03 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Varonis

In our annual Leaders in Technology series, we ask the experts what the year ahead holds. Today we talk cybersecurity with Varonis's Adam Gordon.

Human error leading cause of govt data breaches: OAIC

02 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC found that human error accounted for a rising proportion of data breaches in July–December, including the largest proportion of government breaches.

Govt made 33 breach notifications in six months

02 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government entered the top five list of organisations filing data breach notifications for the first time during the past six months.

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