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NAB Ventures has invested US$10 million in Silicon Valley-based cyber security start-up Digital Shadows. Through this investment, the company has plans for global expansion with Asia Pacific and product development.  Digital Shadows plans to exponentially scale the delivery of its SearchLight service.  The company focuses on digital risk protection for

Accenture has signed a deal to acquire local cybersecurity and technology company BCT Solutions. The company specialises in command and control, cybersecurity, cyber defence services and expertise, supporting the delivery of defence, national security and public safety mission-support capabilities. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions,

The number of security breaches impacting Australian organisations increased 18 per cent in 2018, according to new research published by Accenture and Ponemon Institute. The study shows Australian companies experienced an average of 65 security breaches in 2018, compared to an average of 53 in 2017. Based on interviews with

The NSW Government has established a new office responsible for coordinating cybersecurity across the state government. The new office, Cyber Security NSW, replaces the role of the government chief information security officer and is also billed as a way of accelerating the State Government’s digital transformation. Cyber Security NSW sits

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Half of popular websites are at risk of malicious activity as they depend on a chain of other third parties to import external resources such as such as ad providers, tracking and analytics services and content distribution networks — which are often required to properly load content according to new

Facebook plans to make its platform more privacy-focused, built around several principles core to the way WhatsApp has been developed, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. During the F8 conference in San Jose earlier this week the CEO opened the event saying the company will focus on the most fundamental and

RMIT Online has announced the launch of a new cybersecurity short course as part of its Future Skills portfolio. Palo Alto Networks and NAB are key collaborators and mentors on the course which will cover a variety of topics within the cybersecurity ecosystem. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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Facebook has again exposed its users’ data, according to security researchers which say they found 540 million users’ details including passwords available on public storage servers. Facebook is yet to respond to the claims. Security firm UpGuard claims two third-party developed Facebook apps collected and posted the information on publicly

Australia’s cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is on a growth trajectory with new research predicting market spend to reach $1.2 billion by 2022. It also shows three quarters of medium and large Australian organisations are already taking a multi cloud approach, which is presenting some complexity challenges. The research, Telsyte Australian Cloud

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Between the scheme’s inception in February and December 2018, 812 data breaches were reported to Australia’s privacy watchdog under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) rules. Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, said the growing number of data breaches reported to the office is consistent with trends experienced by