The most popular passwords used by retail and e-commerce employees are depressingly familiar and shockingly weak, according to a study by NordPass. The list of passwords was compiled in partnership with a third-party company specialising in data breach research, according to Nordpass. The researchers analysed data from public third-party breaches

When global food and beverage giant Mondelez was hit with the NotPetya ransomware, the cost was reportedly as much as $US100 million and caused a major acquisition to be  put on hold until the damage was remediated. You could argue they got off lightly. Credit reporting giant Equifax has spent

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At the end of March, cybersecurity breaches were reported across the Nine Media network and, almost simultaneously, at Parliament House in Canberra. While the disruption in Canberra was neither as severe — staff were unable to access their email — nor as visible as the breach at Nine, the nature

One problem for many organisations is that they do not really understand the threats they are facing, and therefore don’t understand what risk controls to select and implement. That lack of understanding is often compounded by insufficient investment in cyber threat intelligence acquisition and cyber security controls. It is important

This week, as Which-50 has reported, publisher and broadcaster Nine was hit by a cyber-attack that brought down its entire network. The business impact was immediate and significant as it affected live programming on Sunday.   Nine has engaged the assistance of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to remedy the

The Defence Signals Directorate was called in by Nine, owner of The Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herard, The Age, and Nine Network after parts of the media giant’s infrastructure fell victim to a ransomware attack. But by yesterday afternoon it became clear the spooks may have to do

Outsourcing security isn’t what it used to be, it used to be easy. Buy some security technology and find a vendor with the skills to manage it… But technology vendors had to go and make it easier to manage and deploy this stuff ourselves. So inevitably, it becomes harder to

As the old saying goes: even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Innovation entails risk. To do something genuinely innovative, genuinely transformative, you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone. A lot of Australian organisations are being held

By 2025, 40 per cent of boards of directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10 per cent today, according to Gartner.  The rapid expansion of digital technologies last year – and subsequent cyber risk – amid social distancing restrictions

Local organisations are overwhelmingly confident in the security of their cloud providers but around half have doubts about their own ability to secure data, as is required under the Shared Responsibility Model for cloud. That is according to Trend Micro, which polled 2,565 decision makers in 28 countries for a