ACSC urges agencies to think security during COVID-19

24 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Information Commissioner are urging departments and agencies to not neglect security during the COVID-19 crisis.

IT institute discloses major data breach

12 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Melbourne Polytechnic has advised of a major data breach involving the unauthorised access of files containing personal data of around 55,000 staff and students.

AusCERT at the forefront of cybersecurity

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: AusCERT

AusCERT helps members prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and internet-based attacks.

ASD announces two new senior executives

03 March, 2020

Abigail Bradshaw and Linda Geddes have been respectively named ACSC Head and ASD Deputy Director-General Signals Intelligence and Network Operations.

Improving cyber resilience a nationwide effort

04 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Department of Home Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo believes improving cyber preparedness, resilience and response requires a society-wide approach.

US Cyber Command, NSA team to keep elections secure

30 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The US is "laser focused" on securing its election processes from foreign interference, including by using 'hunt forward' operations led by military experts.

UK ICO states position on live facial recognition

29 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has called on the UK Government to urgently introduce a statutory and binding code of practice for LFR.

OVIC updates security incident notification scheme details

28 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The scheme requires agencies or bodies to inform OVIC of incidents that compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of public sector information.

Pacific region in need of cybersecurity standards: report

23 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Standards Australia

Pacific countries need to develop and adopt internationally aligned cybersecurity standards if they're going to grow and protect their digital economies.

US NASCIO calls for harmonised security regulations

23 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybersecurity features heavily in the the US National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) list of its top advocacy priorities for 2020.

Emergency Declaration provides special privacy powers

22 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

A federal Emergency Declaration is giving agencies and private organisations emergency privacy powers to help those affected by the bushfires.

Secure health messaging standard to be mandated

22 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The state, territory and federal governments have jointly agreed to develop a mandatory national standard for secure messaging between healthcare providers.

GPA issues call for Reference Panel members

22 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Global Privacy Assembly — formerly the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners — is calling for members for a panel of experts.

Interview: Michael Warnock, SecureAuth

21 January, 2020 | Supplied by: SecureAuth

In our annual Leaders in Technology series, we ask the experts what the year ahead holds. Today we talk identity and security with SecureAuth's Michael Warnock.

ACSC outlines Office macro security measures

16 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released updated information outlining steps that can be taken to protect against malicious Microsoft Office macros.

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