Displaying items by tag: Cyber attacks

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 10:38

Public hearing into second tranche of cyber laws

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has today begun hearing evidence from critical industries and government agencies on proposed new laws to protect Australia’s infrastructure from sophisticated cyber attacks.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 10:46

Warning: Pay heed to Data Protection Day

GUEST OPINION: Data Protection Day, impending in Europe, serves as a global reminder of one of the most important responsibilities for any organisation: keeping sensitive data secure.

Published in Guest Opinion

With smartphone the centre of how we work, live and play, and for many, according to Samsung, even the only thing that we bring out of the home, replacing our laptops, wallets and even house keys, our phones and their security has never been more important or relevant.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 15 November 2021 13:47

Why the biggest cyber attacks go undetected

GUEST OPINION: We've all seen this movie or TV scene: A hacker sits in a shadowy room busily typing on his keyboard. The camera slowly pans around him and within a few clicks – voilà! – the protagonist has deployed a cyber attack into the highly secured target he was trying to penetrate. 'I'm in', he says.

Published in Guest Opinion
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.

Published in Guest Opinion
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.

Published in Security

Investing now is vital to support long-term future growth

GUEST OPINION by Derek Cowan, Head of Systems Engineering ANZ, Cohesity:  Amid the disruption and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, many Australian financial service providers are looking for ways to trim operational expenses. With an unclear future ahead, they need to ensure that money being spent is delivering the best possible value for the firm.

Published in Guest Opinion
Monday, 26 October 2020 23:44

Using fake data to protect against cyberattacks

GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, Attivo Networks:  Separating truth from fiction in these days of social media campaigns and so-called fake news can often be challenging. As a result, false data that appears valuable can influence people.

Published in Guest Opinion

Microsoft president Brad Smith has called for the barrage of cyber attacks on democracies — not other countries which also face the same issue — to be called out and stopped.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cyber crime – including on the dark Web.

Published in Security

The prevalence and severity of cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate every year, so much so, that statistics estimate that cybercrime will cost the global economy a colossal $6 trillion per year by 2021 - with Australia among the countries most targeted by significant cyber attacks, according to analysis by one software firm.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:03

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VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS:  Over the past months we have seen an alarming increase in cyberattacks. Attacks have targeted prominent companies like Toll, Lion, Bluescope Steel in Australia and Fisher & Paykel in NZ, as well as Australian Government Departments and agencies, causing disruptions to suppliers, customers, and broader supply chain processes.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:42

talentCRU FREE ONLINE ROUNDTABLE

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS:  Over the past months we have seen an alarming increase in cyberattacks. Attacks have targeted prominent companies like Toll, Lion, Bluescope Steel in Australia and Fisher & Paykel in NZ, as well as Australian Government Departments and agencies, causing disruptions to suppliers, customers, and broader supply chain processes.

Published in Security

A well-known security researcher has pointed out a major flaw in an article about hacking published by the Australian Financial Review on 26 June: its over-eagerness in attributing attacks, when that is the toughest part of a threat analyst's job.

Published in Security

Huawei Australia has hit back at comments from former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review, which cited recent cyber attacks to justify the Federal Coalition Government’s ban on Huawei from delivering 5G in Australia.

One good thing about cyber attacks on Australia is the fact that they unearth a large number of highly talented cyber security professionals who have been hiding in the shadows. Given the dearth of talent in this sector, it is indeed a welcome development.

Published in Open Sauce

A seasoned infosec professional has poured cold water on claims that the number of cyber attacks has increased markedly during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that only the theme of the attacks had changed while all else remained the same.

Published in Security

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