Cyber security

The Optus hacker says they deleted the stolen data, but here’s what experts want you to know

- September 29, 2022 4 MIN READ

Shortly after Australian telecommunications company Optus announced the identity data of millions of customers had been stolen, a person claiming to be the hacker announced they would delete the data for US$1 million. When Optus didn’t pay, the purported hacker published 10,000 stolen records and threatened to release ten thousand more every day until the… Read more »

Antler Australia

The Antler Investor Memo: Onqlave solves the problem of protecting consumer data stored on public clouds

- September 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed 13 startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Over the next six weeks, Startup Daily will share the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series. You can also meet the founders on the Startup Daily show on ausbiz.com.au… Read more »

Cyber security

Here’s why finally having a dedicated minister for cyber security matters

- June 7, 2022 3 MIN READ

Last week, Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced his government’s first full ministry, with Victorian member Clare O’Neil appointed Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security. It’s the first time cyber security has had its own portfolio in the Australian cabinet. Former Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews was in charge of… Read more »

Cyber security

An Indigenous Army veteran is looking to take his cybersecurity startup to IPO as Australia’s first listed Aboriginal business

- May 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

An Indigenous Australian Army veteran who’s build a successful tech startup over the last six years has spun out a cybersecurity company with the ambition one day launching it on the ASX. Kieran Hynes is a Worimi man from the Newcastle region who spent 13 years as an Army officer, dealing with military tech, from… Read more »

Funding

Cybersecurity startup Cydarm unlocks $3 million raise

- March 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne cybersecurity startup Cydarm has raised $3 million in its second equity round.  The round was led by Japan-focused local VC InterValley Ventures, supported by Five V Capital, with Sydney VC Right Click Capital doubling down on its initial 2018 investment, the company’s first. Several individual cybersecurity execs also chipped in. The funds will be… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV

Startup Daily TV: AustCyber’s Michelle Price on the best of Australian Cyber Week

- October 25, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

AustCyber’s annual Australian Cyber Week, began today, running October 25-29. The event offers a mix of virtual and in-person sessions focused on the Australian cyber security industry and local innovation. The full event schedule is here. Highlights include 10 companies pitching on October 27,  with viewers able to back them with virtual dollars and vote for… Read more »

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Funding

Cyber security startup CipherStash raises $3.3 million in seed round

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Encryption technology startup CipherStash has raised $3.3 million in a seed round as it looks cracking the US market.  The round was led by AirTree and US VC Nexus Venture Partners, supported by Linktree CTO Zak Islam,Threatmatric co-founder Alisdair Faulkner and Buildkite’s Keith Pitt.  The startup is an end-to-end, searchable encrypted data storage platform. It… Read more »

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Cyber security

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price on how to protect your startup against cyber threats

- October 22, 2021 4 MIN READ

AustCyber’s annual Australian Cyber Week, kicks off on Monday running October 25-29. The event offers a mix of virtual and in-person sessions focused on the Australian cyber security industry and local innovation. The full event schedule is  here. Ahead of Australian Cyber Week, we spoke to AustCyber CEO Michelle Price about how everyone needs to think about… Read more »

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Funding

Kiwi cybersecurity training platform SafeStack Academy banks NZ$2.3 million seed round

- October 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand cyber security education company SafeStack Academy has raised a NZ$2.3 million seed round. The raise was led by Sydney VC Jelix Ventures alongside trans-Tasman investors including Carthona Capital, the wittily named NZ VC K1W1 and the country’s growth capital fund, NZGCP. The cash injection will seek to to capitalise on the startup’s early traction,… Read more »

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Cyber security

Cybercrime reports in Australia are now being lodged every 8 minutes

- September 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

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 »

Cyber security

If cyber attacks can shut down critical infrastructure. It’s time to make cyber security compulsory

- May 28, 2021 4 MIN READ

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 »

Advice

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 »