Security

Australia’s privacy watchdog is looking into claims Alinta Energy failed to protect its 1.1 million customers’ data following its sale to Chinese investors in 2017. A joint investigation by the Nine newspapers and ABC published earlier this week uncovered a series of data protection red flags, including poor privacy compliance

The Australian government today released the first version of its Internet of Things (IoT) Code of practice. The voluntary code, aimed at industry, outlines 13 security principles which represent the “standard for IoT devices” for device manufacturers, IoT service providers, and application developers. The seven page document includes brief recommendations

GitHub announced it is releasing native mobile applications for iOS and Android, and unveiled a new approach to open source security during its annual developer event in San Francisco this week. From today a mobile version of GitHub is available through a public beta with android “coming soon”. The mobile

Unless you use 3D Building Information Models (BIM) or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) you may not even know about plans to create a 3D Digital World, but you should. TL;DR (Executive summary) The internet has been a boon, but also a source of increasing threats: cyber-crime, terrorism and war; fakes,

Email address and phone numbers provided to enable for two factor authentication of Twitter users’ accounts were used to target advertisements, the company revealed this week.  Twitter said it wasn’t aware of how many people were impacted by the mistake and no personal data was ever shared externally with its

Fivecast, an open-source data analytics company, has secured a $4 million investment round from Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund (SAVCF). This round will drive international expansion and product growth for the company’s key product line, Fivecast Insight.  Fivecast Insight uses machine learning

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

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Salesforce was forced to shut off access to parts of its services over the weekend after an update gave all users permission to access and modify data in their company’s systems from which they should have been restricted. The error was caused by database script deployment which “inadvertently gave users

Australians have just one day to opt out of the government’s controversial digital health record system, My Health Record. While the scheme has existed in some form since 2012 a contentious switch to opt out last year has placed My Health Record under considerable scrutiny. So far, in many respects

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been awarded Protected certification by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), enabling Australian public and private sector organisations to store and process highly sensitive data at the Protected security classification level in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. Since 2012, Australian government organisations, regulated entities,