Security

ACSC publishes cyber advice for critical infrastructure

26 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Amid a spree of attempts by cybercrooks to compromise Australia's critical infrastructure, the ACSC has issued new guides for infrastructure providers.


ADF boosts its cybersecurity capabilities

26 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Navy and Air Force have implemented specialised equipment, staff and training to defend networks against cyber attack.


OAIC reminds agencies of privacy duties during COVID-19

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Answers to frequently asked questions and a step-by-step guide will help government agencies bound by the Privacy Act 1988.


Service NSW hit by cyber attack

18 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Service NSW has confirmed that the email accounts of 47 staff members were illegally accessed following a successful phishing attack on the agency.


WA Premier targeted in China-linked cyber attack

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated attack campaign linked to the Chinese military targeting APAC government agencies including the WA Premier's office.


Deception a winner for councils tackling cyber attacks

08 May, 2020 by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks | Supplied by: Attivo Networks

Deception technology is proving to be an innovative and successful approach for defending local governments against cybersecurity threats.


Health systems struggle to keep up with hackers

07 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian health systems are struggling to keep pace with the adoption of technology by cyber attackers, research from UNSW shows.


New privacy guidelines to help during COVID-19

06 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The OAIC has released a guide to help agencies and departments comply with the Privacy Act 1988 during the COVID-19 situation.


Government, industry prepare for attacks on electricity sector

05 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The public and private sectors are strengthening their coordinated response to potential cyber attacks through a series of exercises.


NSW BDM register has poor security controls

05 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW's Auditor-General uncovered "significant gaps" in the controls in place to prevent unauthorised access to the state's Births, Deaths and Marriages Register.


Government agencies' security posture still lagging

29 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While Australian Commonwealth entities are showing signs of improving their security posture, they are still failing to live up to the Essential Eight standards.


ACSC steps up fight against COVID-19 cybercrooks

22 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is working on multiple fronts to combat cyber threat activity capitalising on the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cyber attacks on politicians surge in Q1

21 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of breaches of government and individual politician records surged by 278% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2020, according to Atlas VPN.


ASD takes action against COVID-19 cybercriminals

14 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced an offensive cyber campaign against cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.


WA state entities still lack security controls

14 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australia's Auditor General has warned that state government entities are still lacking in information security and risk management controls.


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