cyber security

Nick Savvides Chief Technology Officer, APJ at Symantec came across a new kind of attack on a call centres this year which managed to surprise the cyber security executive. Traditionally the bad guys would try to hold call centres to ransom by tying up all their phone lines so they

Cyber crime is a threat to every organisation that operates internet-connected devices. It’s highly profitable, highly disruptive, and hard to police due to the transnational nature of cyberspace. Incidences of cyber crime might include fraud, identity theft or privacy breaches, which can have a high personal impact. Ransomware, which locks

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Smart metres and IoT have the potential to optimise performance and maintenance of the billions of dollars worth of infrastructure in Australian utilities. But each new device creates a potential access point to systems that are not designed with cyber security in mind and, in some cases, are already exposed.

The former head of ASIO has issued a warning about the dangers posed by small groups within society to shift the weight of public opinion by hijacking social media. David Irvine, chair of Australian Cyber Security Research Centre and former director general of ASIO argued “the internet and social media

Digital transformation creates new security threats and increases the potential impact of cyber attacks. However, so far risk management hasn’t kept up with the pace of change, according leading security executives and analysts. The changes brought on by digital transformation mean it is now impossible to completely guard against security

More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cyber criminals in 2023 alone, an increase of 175 per cent from the 12 billion records expected to be compromised in 2018. According to a new report from Juniper Research, over the next five years over 146 billion records will be

Australia’s privacy watchdog has received more than 300 data breach notifications since the introduction of new disclosure rules in February. For the three months ended June 30, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 242 notifications of data breaches under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. The report,

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With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture argues c-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security

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Email fraud rose to new levels in 2017 and in the first quarter of 2018 there continues to be an increase in both the size and scope of the problem, according to cybersecurity firm, Proofpoint. The research suggests, socially engineered attacks, which target people rather than technology, are leveraging many different

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On top of external threats many IT leaders are also battling the growing risk from security breaches from inside their own company. Independent research commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half found almost nine in 10 (87 per cent) Australian CIOs have experienced an internal IT security breach in the past