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Why more CEOs will be fired after a cyberattack

The cyberattack on Equifax is a sobering reminder for any CEO of the perils involved with data breaches. Regulatory trends indicate increasing responsibility for boards and executives in reporting and preventing cyberattacks.

Written by Tom Scholtz03 Aug. 18 16:23

Cyber-attacks top reason for data breaches: report

Malicious or criminal cyber-attacks were responsible for 59 per cent of the 242 data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) between April and June.

Written by Byron Connolly31 July 18 10:00

AustCyber: Time to 'harmonise' bamboozling government cyber advice

The Australian government should adopt an adapted version of the US Government’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework as its guidance for businesses, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Centre (AustCyber) has advised in a policy paper published today.

Written by George Nott18 July 18 15:46

Aussies warned following Ticketmaster UK data breach

Ticketmaster has issued a warning to Australian customers following a data breach in the UK, despite only impacting less than five per cent of customers globally.

Written by Samira Sarraf28 June 18 11:15

PageUp details possible data breach

Australian software as a service provider PageUp has released details of a possible data breach that took place late last month.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 18 12:47

Many companies are not GDPR-compliant: report

Despite undertaking measures to improve data security and privacy, 38 per cent of global organisations responding to a survey say they are still not compliant with the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Written by Byron Connolly06 June 18 01:00

Cyber research centre crowns Rachael Falk as CEO

The Australian Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC) has named information security consultant and former Telstra general manager of cyber influence, Rachael Falk, as its new CEO.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien18 May 18 16:05

Facebook keeps earning despite data privacy scandal

Facebook has reported first quarter revenue of $11.96 billion, up 49 per cent from last year despite the fallout from a scandal that saw data from 87 million of its users shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Written by Byron Connolly26 April 18 11:58

Expedia subsidiary Orbitz hit in cyber attack

​Orbitz, a subsidiary of online travel agency Expedia said on Tuesday that hackers may have accessed personal information from about 880,000 payment cards.

Written by Reuters21 March 18 10:55

Cyber guru says CIOs need ‘attitudinal shifts’ towards risk

Tech chiefs need to focus on “internal collaboration” and treat the potential for a cyber security attack as a strategic business risk rather than an IT or information security one, says cyber specialist Sarah Stephens.​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien09 March 18 11:57

BSA urges vigilance as data breach laws loom large

There were a record number of cases of unlicensed software settled in 2017, a figure that doubled from the previous year, the BSA said on Thursday.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien08 March 18 15:51

Data breach notification scheme no ‘armageddon’

Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme is in effect and the next few months are set to test the validity of some “apocalyptic” predictions of late.

Written by Shane Bell23 Feb. 18 12:47
  • Balancing cyber risk and resiliency: breaches and your brand

    At a recent lunch in Melbourne, senior technology executives discussed ways of dealing with the increasing size and complexity of global attacks. The events were sponsored by NTT Communications and NTT Security.

    NTT Communications

    We’re the ones who never settle, we’re never satisfied with ‘good enough.’ Ingenious and inquisitive, we always seek the intelligent choice. Driving a new understanding of where technology can take us is our goal. We are the New Tech Thinkers. The future belongs to the secure hybrid enterprise, one that can embrace diversity and choice without driving up complexity, cost, time or risk.