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Social marketing and brand reputation management firm, Porter Novelli, has developed a half-day data breach simulation to aid businesses in removing their risk around such an event, rather than waiting until their name is on the front page of the news for all the wrong reasons.

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One reason why a company like Singtel Optus can leak customer data in a breach that is, by all accounts, its own fault and then avoid being held to account is because of the media's fawning coverage.

Published in Open Sauce

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has made a formal complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in connection with the data breach which the telco Singtel Optus experienced recently.

Published in Security

Australia's second largest telecommunications provider Singtel Optus has revealed its customers' data has been possibly accessed in a network attack.

Published in Security

Four government agencies have formed a new body the Digital Platform Regulators Forum (DP-REG) to promote greater cooperation and information-sharing in the regulation of digital platforms in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

American facial recognition company Clearview AI has breached the privacy of Australians by scraping biometric information from the Internet and releasing it through a facial recognition tool, the information commissioner Angelene Falk says.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 09:29

OAIC Investigation into Optus

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is investigating Singtel Optus Pty Ltd (Optus) under the Privacy Act 1988.

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Melbourne's Eastern Health, which runs a number of healthcare units including the Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals, says it is slowly recovering from a network attack that it reported last Wednesday.

Published in Security

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner was notified of 539 data breaches during the July-December 2020 period, an increase of 5% on the figure of 512 reported during the previous three months.

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that it has made inquiries with Blackbaud, an American cloud software firm that was hit by ransomware and ended up paying a ransom to get its data decrypted.

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Investigations by Cyber Security NSW into an apparent data breach of scanned NSW driver licences have confirmed a commercial entity is responsible.

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Publicly-listed aged care provider Regis Healthcare has been hit by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware, the company says in a note to the Australian Stock Exchange.

Published in Security

The number of data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the first half of the year has fallen slightly but there has been a rise in ransomware attacks and impersonation attempts.

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The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner shows that Australian businesses have learnt nothing from the devastating impacts of breaches in other countries, a cyber security professional says.

Published in Security

Australian and New Zealand enterprises are global leaders in board-level cyber security practice, with cyber security a top priority for organisations in the two markets and with boards taking a more hands-on approach to cyber security.

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Businesses that earn the trust of their customers by being responsible stewards of their information will be rewarded with loyalty and positive word-of-mouth recommendations, Mark Perry, the chief technology officer of cloud security firm Ping Identity says.

Published in Security

Global security firm Forcepoint has expressed alarm at the rising number of data breaches that are exposing the data of ordinary Australians to exploitation by malicious attackers.

Published in Security

The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner indicates that organisations which do not use multi-factor authentication for customers, employees and sysadmins are not using a relatively simple method of minimising risk, an IT security industry professional claims.

Published in Security

Only one data breach of 242 reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the April-June quarter affected more than a million individuals and up to 10 million, according to the OAIC's quarterly data breach report issued on Tuesday.

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Australians will be able to safely share their personal data with trusted service providers once consumer data rights (CDRs) become a reality, the ACCC chair Rod Sims says.

Published in Data
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