The volume of cyber security attacks has grown so much during the COVID-19 pandemic that victims were lodging a new cybercrime report every 8 minutes, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) reported, as it launched its latest annual report into Australian cybercrime. With over 67,500 reports of cybercrime received during the 2020-21 financial year, the ACSC… Read more »
There is no shortage of people wanting to break into the industry, so how do you stand out? The unicorn A few years ago, I hired someone into our team at one of my previous employers. Despite having zero commercial cybersecurity experience yet wanting to break into the industry, they weren’t sure they wanted the… Read more »
On May 7, a pipeline system carrying almost half the fuel used on the east coast of the United States was crippled by a major cyber attack. The five-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline resulted in widespread fuel shortages and panic-buying as Virginia, North Carolina and Florida declared a state of emergency. The attack highlights… Read more »
In the first of a three-part series, I explore key areas for innovation in 2021 From remote working to a brave new world of digital healthcare, 2020 was another year where the impossible became possible through rapid advancements in technology. Necessity spurred tech companies to fast-track plans and use technology to solve problems that were… Read more »
Business etiquette has one golden rule: treat others with respect and care. The same is true for encouraging cyber safety at work, on everything from password security to keeping valuable information like tax file numbers safe. But how can you encourage cyber-safe behaviour at work without becoming the office grouch? The trick, as it often… Read more »
Whether it’s for personal or professional purposes, our reliance on technology has never been greater. From ordering groceries or joining a social media craze like TikTok, to running a business or simply safely visiting a restaurant, chances are you’ve become accustomed to uploading your personal information online over the past six months. While this reliance… Read more »
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 »
186,000 Service NSW customers are victims of a cyber security hack involving 3.8 million documents stolen from staff email accounts
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 »
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 »
Digital Shadows co-founder and CEO Alastair Paterson Big four bank NAB is backing a digital risk protection startup it’s already engaged with as a customer, leading a $10 million round for US-based Digital Shadows through its investment fund, NAB Ventures, alongside existing investors, including Octopus Ventures. Melissa Widner, Managing Director, NAB Ventures and David Fairman,… Read more »
The CSIRO’s Data61 says around half of the internet’s most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because of their dependence on third party services for ads, tracking and analytics. The problem is so profound, it’s now at the point where “the trust model of today’s World Wide Web is fundamentally broken”, experts… Read more »
The Australian Computing Academy has launched the Schools Cyber Security Challenges, which will see cyber security taught to Australian high school students in years 7 to 10.
Few countries have laws that require their cyber agencies that monitor hacking to report the criminal acts – either to third party victims or to the police.
Australia needs around 18,000 more cyber security professionals by 2026 if the sector is to be globally competitive, a new report has found.
Founded by Dr Vaughan Shanks following his experiences working at the Australian Department of Defence and data analytics company Palantir, Cydarm is a cybersecurity incident response system.