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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. The cybersecurity firm tested leading vendors’ radio frequency (RF) remote controllers — the type typically used to control basic operations of cranes, drills

This year leaders focused on digital transformation and CX however some came to the realisation these strategies are hard, costly and challenged the way they run their businesses. Despite the effort made, CX performance was flat and more than 50 per cent of digital transformation efforts stalled, according to Forrester.

The proliferation of software, platforms and infrastructure as a service, as well as a shift to public clouds has created a complex cybersecurity challenge. Attackers are taking advantage with increasingly sophisticated tactics, causing a fundamental rethink of how cybersecurity is delivered, according to one of the industry’s biggest players, McAfee.

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The Australian privacy watchdog has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal data for the quarter between July and September, a slight bump from 242 in the previous quarter. The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) report captures notifications received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) under the

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The greatest existential threat to the Australian economy is cybercrime, according to Alastair MacGibbon, the man charged with leading the federal government’s cybersecurity strategy. The cyber defences designed to protect us will inevitably fail, he said. MacGibbon, the National Cyber Security Adviser at the Department of Home Affairs and concurrently

Australian cyber security programs are dangerously centralised as security leaders struggle to collaborate with their c-suite peers, according to research from Accenture. Nearly half of CISOs surveyed acknowledge that their responsibilities for securing the organisation are growing faster than their ability to address security issues, according to the report. The

Most IT decision makers believe that messaging and team collaboration platforms like Slack and Teams, and file sharing and syncing apps like Dropbox and Onedrive, are vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a report from Israeli cybersecurity firm Perception Point. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The Tel Aviv-based company surveyed 500