This week ASX and ASIC have launched a new cyber health check for Australia’s top 100 listed companies. The voluntary survey, an initiative promised in the government’s $230 million cyber security strategy, aims to improve the cyber security defences of Australia’s largest companies.
A report on the data breach of cheating website Ashley Madison has today been released by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Daniel Therrien. The joint investigation of the website follows a data breach, which affected approximately 36 million Ashley Madison user accounts.
Melbourne cybersecurity startup ResponSight has raised $1.15 million in seed funding, led by Carthona Capital and follow on investment from Black Sheep Capital. The startup is responsible for providing risk solutions to large enterprises through reporting and analysing security breaches. It is one of only a few home grown cybersecurity startups working in this space.
IBM has revealed its plan to establish a new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in Canberra to help strengthen the country’s cyber security resistance. The centre will provide a place for the government and organisations to collaborate on strategy and policy.
Australia’s leading cloud security provider MailGuard has today announced a partnership with Southern Cross Protection (SXP), one of the oldest security companies in the country. The partnership will see both companies expand cyber security protection and adapt to the changing threat landscape to better protect their clients.
Perth startup BankVault has won the fintech category of the 2016 World Cup Tech Challenge in Silicon Valley. The annual competition is where innovative tech startups compete on a global stage to a range of inspiring speakers at Microsoft’s campus.
Queensland startup CryptoPhoto aims to prevent these imposters from taking important personal information and data through their secure login security system.
Melbourne startup ResponSight is an enterprise risk and security software company that provides risk solutions to large enterprises by linking behavioural risk profiles with hacker activity.
PayPal and Braintree will be hosting a 24-hour hackathon in Sydney on July 26 and 27, where developers compete for the chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley and $100,000 USD. The hackathon is part of the global BattleHacks competition that visits 14 cities around the world before culminating at the World Finals event in November.
As the world is well aware right now, eBay announced this week that hackers raided their network and had access to about 145 million user records. This is probably going to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history. I mean 145 million unique records is kind of epic.
Generally we think of Hackers as being uber high tech criminals from the likes of epic spy dramas such as James Bond. Whilst not denying the existence of such characters in the real world, hacking is something that is much more common than the everyday business owner may realise and unfortunately in most cases – are WAY closer to home than you think.
Canberra’s entrepreneurial community will soon be sharing synergies and collaborating with hackers, makers, coders and designers at a new co-working space in the city.