GUEST OPINION by Garett Paton, Director, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies, Australia and New Zealand: In Australia, cybercrime is an increasing threat, with the 2020-2021 ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report estimating an attack every 8 minutes.1 Targeting everything from critical national infrastructure to sensitive personal data, the economic and social impact of cyber-attacks at this pace can be astronomical.
Australian teenagers want to easily delete their online profiles, saying they’re targeted with hyper-specific ads that make them uncomfortable, and are not aware what platforms have access to their private data, according to not-for-profit charity Reset Australia.
Mobile app developers have exposed the personal data of 100 million users, Check Point Research says, and suggests to download a mobile threat defence solution to shield data.
Australian consumers and businesses should be more security conscious when using IoT devices, according to a senior executive from digital security products vendor Avast who issued his warning following a recent cyber attack on security camera provider Verkada.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Country Manager – ANZ and Japan, Ping Identity: The societal changes that occurred during the past 12 months are undeniable, but what’s less talked about are the significant implications for data privacy. First, the massive shift to remote work changed the way data is accessed and secured. And a sharp rise in online transactions means more personal data is being exchanged, stored, and processed than ever before. Further, the amounts of personal data being collected by large technology companies continues to climb, shaking user trust.
Just one in 14 Australian consumers trust organisations to keep their personal information private
GUEST RESEARCH by OpenText: New research from OpenText reveals that nearly half (44%) of Australian consumers would pay more to do business with an organisation that is committed to protecting their personal data, compared to 40 per cent of consumers globally.
GUEST OPINION by Ranjith Raj Gnanapragasam, Product Manager, ManageEngine: With the volume of business data growing at an exponential rate, new approaches are urgently required to ensure it does not evolve from a strategic asset into an overwhelming problem.
Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC is hauling global search giant Google before the Federal Court over allegations that the company misled Australian consumers to obtain their consent to expand the scope of personal information that it could collect and combine about consumers’ Internet activity - for use by Google, including for targeted advertising.
Australian Government plans for a facial recognition identification and surveillance scheme are “dangerously overbroad, lack safeguards” and could dramatically alter the freedom of ordinary people going about their daily lives, according to the Human Rights Law Centre.
The necessity of trust to achieve long-term business success — especially as a foundation for decision-making based on artificial intelligence — has been highlighted in a new study that found three in five business leaders (63%) in nine countries, including Australia, say they would trust decisions made by AI if substantial reasoning for reaching those decisions is available.
Following a high level of systemic security breaches in 2018, security incidents will keep getting worse in 2019 with identify theft, phishing scams and personal data breaches hitting a new high, according to predictions from one global VPN service provider.
The personal information of 123 million American households collected by the California data analytics firm Alteryx has been found in an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket on the Web.
Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, has criticised a move by the Federal Government to call for submissions over the Christmas period for what it describes as a “radical expansion of its controversial data retention scheme”.
Windows 8 wanted access to various bits of your data, and Windows 10 wants even more, so how do you turn this off?
News Ltd's online food property Taste suffered a breach sometime last week exposing details of a number of members. The breach and they way it has been handled has left a lot to be desired and the security and privacy of a lot of people in tatters.
The VIII International InfoSecurity Russia, StorageExpo & Documation Show 2011, a professional event for IT security specialists, will be held on 28-30 September 2011 in Moscow, Sokolniki Expo Centre.
A new report commissioned by the World Economic Forum envisages a whole new ecosystem around personal data, which it claims, "represents a new economic 'asset class' touching all aspects of society."
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