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Cyber security

Stone & Chalk takes over AustCyber in merger

- February 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

AustCyber will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of startup hub Stone & Chalk in a merger deal to ensure the future of the government-backed cyber-security group. Launched in 2017, as part of the federal government’s “innovation nation” program, AustCyber was funded through government grants that end in 2022. Among its key achievements during that time were… Read more »

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Sydney tech unicorn Nuix’s share price continues to boom after its ASX debut

- December 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Data analysis company Nuix’s dramatic debut on the ASX continued for a second day with the company’s share rising  13% to $9.06, having jumped as high as $10.95 in intra-day trade on Monday. Shares in the 20-year-old Sydney-based, global risk, compliance and security software company skyrocketed an astonishing 63% from the $5.31 issue price during… Read more »

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Turns out many cybercriminals are just poorly paid workers stuck in a dead-end job

- December 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

New research is questioning the popular notion that cybercriminals can make millions of dollars from the comfort of home — and without much effort. Our paper, published in the journal Trends in Organised Crime, suggests offenders who illegally sell cybercrime tools to other groups aren’t promised automatic success. Indeed, the “crimeware-as-a-service” market is a highly… Read more »

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NAB has launched a crowd-sourced bug bounty program with Bugcrowd

- September 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Big four bank NAB has launched the first bug bounty program for Australian banking in a partnership with crowd-sourced security company Bugcrowd. NAB will reward vetted security researchers who uncover previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the bank’s tech environment. But to take part, you must have an ‘Elite Trust Score’ on the Bugcrowd platform. San Francisco-based Bugcrowd… Read more »

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A Chinese data company profiled Atlassian co-founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes among 35,000 Australians

- September 14, 2020 4 MIN READ

National security is like sausage-making. We might enjoy the tasty product, but want to look away from the manufacturing. Recent news that Chinese company Zhenhua Data is profiling more than 35,000 Australians isn’t a surprise to people with an interest in privacy, security and social networks. We need to think critically about this, knowing we… Read more »

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186,000 Service NSW customers are victims of a cyber security hack involving 3.8 million documents stolen from staff email accounts

- September 7, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Around 186,000 users of Service NSW –  the New South Wales government’s “one-stop shop” for everyone from licences to birth, deaths and marriage,  property and the law – will be sent a registered letter notifying them of a data breach labelled a “criminal attack” that saw more than 3.8 million documents (738 gigabytes of data)… Read more »

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New Zealand cyber security officials warn of more attacks after repeated stock exchange hits

- September 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has issued a warning to all New Zealand businesses to be prepared for cyber attacks, following almost a week of daily attacks on the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX). The attacks have caused outages, sometimes for hours, of NZX’s public-facing website since Tuesday last week. Today it continued trading… Read more »