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Troubling times lead to even bigger concerns about data privacy standards

- October 16, 2020 4 MIN READ

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 »

Cyber security

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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Cyber security

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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Cyber security

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 »

News & Analysis

NAB just led a $10 million raise for a US cybersecurity startup

- July 10, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

CSIRO: The internet is ‘fundamentally broken’ when it comes to trust and malicious threats

- May 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

  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 »