Security

ICS vulnerabilities spiked 41% in 1H21

23 August, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of reported vulnerabilities in industrial control systems surged 41% to 637 in 1H21, according to industrial IoT security company Claroty.


GovHack collaborates with Infosys, Slack for 2021 Hackathon

20 August, 2021

GovHack will collaborate with information technology company Infosys and software app Slack during its two-day, fully virtual Hackathon competition.


Cyber attacks: education, not awareness, key to reducing effects of crime

18 August, 2021 by Ian Yip, CEO of Avertro | Supplied by: Avertro

The increased frequency of cybersecurity advisories being published by governments is great for awareness.


A sovereign framework for government data

12 August, 2021 by Andrew Mitchell*

The federal government set an example for state and territory counterparts when it announced that all relevant government data under the DTA's hosting certification framework will soon need to be stored only in either ‘certified assured’ or ‘certified strategic’ data centres.


Stone & Chalk CEO to leave next week

12 August, 2021

Alex Scandurra, CEO of Australian fintech hub Stone & Chalk Group, has announced that he will leave the organisation on 19 August 2021.


Defence launches new data strategy

06 August, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence will establish a dedicated data division as part of its newly released Defence Data Strategy.


Top 30 routinely exploited vulnerabilities: ACSC, allies

29 July, 2021

The Australian Cyber Security Centre and allies have released a joint cybersecurity advisory, highlighting the top 30 CVEs routinely exploited by cyber actors.


Transport NSW and Sydney Trains not effectively managing cyber risks — NSW Auditor-General

13 July, 2021

The NSW Auditor-General has slammed Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Sydney Trains' management of cybersecurity risks as ineffective.


Tech giants call for changes to critical infrastructure Bill

09 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Atlassian, Palo Alto and the Cybersecurity Coalition have called for stronger safeguards and other alterations to the critical infrastructure legislation.


ANU appoints former ASIO boss and Commonwealth Secretary

08 July, 2021

ANU's National Security College (NSC) has appointed two national security and intelligence experts, Dr Heather Smith and Major General Duncan Lewis.


Australian orgs among victims of Kaseya attack

08 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations are among the victims of a sophisticated ransomware supply chain attack on software provided by Kaseya, a provider of IT and security services for managed service providers.


UNSW researchers develop face match ability test

07 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

UNSW Researchers have developed an updated test for measuring the ability of applicants to recognise and match faces across a variety of real-world conditions.


OAIC releases COVIDSafe privacy report

23 June, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC received 14 enquiries — but no complaints — related to the COVIDSafe system during its second six months of monitoring the contact tracing system.


WA embarks on Project Fortify

22 June, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Western Australian Government has tapped Data#3 to support Project Fortify, an initiative to improve cybersecurity across the state's public sector.


Embracing 5G while staying secure

17 June, 2021 by Dick Bussiere, Technical Director, APAC at Tenable | Supplied by: Tenable APAC

The Australian Government recently auctioned off Australia's fastest 5G spectrum as demand for faster and denser internet connectivity continues to grow.


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