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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

Macquarie University researchers found a way to identify individuals and their census responses, Which-50 has learned. The vulnerability means a large-scale attack could be used to reconstruct the entire census database. The ABS claims that the flaw has subsequently been addressed, but it’s not entirely clear that the measures taken

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The Australian Government suffered more than 1,000 cybersecurity attacks over the last three financial years which achieved “any degree of success,” according to federal intelligence agencies. It is likely a conservative estimate because it only reflects incidents where a response from The Australian Signals Directorate was deemed necessary and does

The radio frequency remote controllers used for safety critical industrial applications are less secure than typical garage door remotes, according to a new report from Trend Micro. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The cybersecurity firm tested leading vendors’ radio frequency (RF) remote controllers — the type typically used