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Cybercrime victims need an organised national approach when reporting cyber attacks, according FooForce CEO Frances Russell.

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has notified construction companies to be more alert after it observed that there was a rise in BEC scams in the industry.

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Guest Opinion: Six years ago, GDPR made its appearance on the international data protection scene. Since then, the global and local regulatory landscapes around data protection and cybersecurity have greatly expanded.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 22:21

ASIC sic'd by sickening cyber security incident

On the 25th of January, ten days after ASIC became aware of a cyber security incident affecting a server used by ASIC, the world was notified of the ASIC hack attack.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 18:02

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 18:00

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 17:49

What’s the risk of being unsupported?

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received one cybercrime report every 10 minutes over the last 12 months, and malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.

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Quite surprisingly, with the issue of new guidelines for secure cloud services, the talk among government functionaries has turned to promotion of local companies as being more suited for this role locally than foreign firms.

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre has reiterated its advice to Australians regarding ransomware infections, saying that it strongly advised people not to pay any ransom.

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The breach of the Australian Parliament network, announced in February, was the country's first national cyber crisis, according to the annual report of the Australian Signals Directorate for 2018-19 which was released recently.

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After the shameful censorship it indulged in at CyberCon, the Australian Cyber Security Centre should seriously consider changing its name to the Australian Cyber Security and Censorship Centre.

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre tried to censor the content of a talk to be given by the partner of a Sydney legal firm at the CyberCon conference in Melbourne last week, but the organisers backed down at the last minute and the talk went ahead in its original format. The main objection apparently was to the lawyer's statement that Australia's encryption law was similar to laws in China.

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Two prominent speakers have had their talks cancelled at the ongoing CyberCon conference in Melbourne, which is organised by the Australian Information Security Association and is the largest cyber security event in the country.

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The Australian Parliament was hacked by a group based in Iran, a hitherto unknown security firm has claimed, adding that the Mabna Institute, which was backing the person or people involved, had also been implicated in attacks on the US and other Western countries.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:06

Melbourne Heart Group hit by Windows ransomware

The Melbourne Heart Group, a medical unit located at Cabrini Hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern, has been hit by a Windows ransomware attack that has resulted in about 15,000 patients being locked.

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The National Australia Bank's cyber security experts have scored a win over 350 others in the joint ACSC/Splunk capture-the-flag or "boss of the SOC" threat hunting challenge.

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The head of a small cloud company that was knocked back by the Australian Signals Directorate when it sought to gain Protected cloud status for its offering says the cyber security minister has promised to have the company's case reviewed.

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A small defence contractor who was using default usernames and passwords like "admin" and "guest" had its systems breached and data stolen last year.

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Women play a prominent role in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, making up 50% of the organisation's leadership group, according to the ACSC's annual threat report released today.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:02

Most threats detailed by ACSC work only on Windows

Most of the case studies of various cyber infringements detailed in the Australian Cyber Security Centre's 2016 report have one thing in common: they relate to threats that are only possible on Microsoft Windows systems.

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