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
Cybercriminals caused significant service disruptions around the world over this past year, using increasingly sophisticated methods to break through cyber defences. In 2018, Nick Savvides, chief technology officer at Symantec expects the trend to become more pronounced as cyber attackers adopt machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch more potent
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has launched a new cyber security education program for directors and executives. Developed in partnership with CSIRO’s Data61, the new cyber curriculum is part of the broader push to lift the overall digital literacy of Australian business leaders. Launching the program at an
It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preempt this threat. Compromised vehicles present unique issues. Besides putting people at serious
As cars become more digital the risk of hacking increases. Now cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky and automotive tech company AVL have announced an alliance to address the problem. A steadily increasing number of vehicle features – such as remote diagnostics, telematics and infotainment – are using communication channels between vehicles and
The consumer IoT (Internet of Things) installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, an increase of 120 per cent over 2016. But this vast scale mat lead to an unmanageable cybersecurity risk, said research group Juniper. The researchers said embedded connectivity is increasingly being used as a product
Yahoo disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. This attack is distinct from the 500 million accounts hacked in late 2014 that Yahoo told us about in September. Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord said Yahoo
Being 70 years old is no excuse for board members not to understand their company’s cyber security risk, argues Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of Business Council Australia. Speaking at Sinet 61 event in Sydney yesterday, Westacott said the responsibility for cyber security ultimately sits at the top of the organisation.
Global professional services company, Accenture is expanding its security capabilities, agreeing to buy Australian consulting company Redcore, which specialises in cyber security. Which-50 and ADMA are introducing a one day classroom-based digital transformation education program for senior executives lead by visiting US subject matter expert Courtney Hunt PhD. Places are strictly limited.