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Australian InfoSec Incidents

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>I use this resource to demonstrate to managers and executives having trouble understanding or who forget that …

Man shamed for trolling Clementine Ford apologises for online attack

On Monday, June 22, Mr Hawkins sent a message to Ms Ford's Facebook page that threatened to rape and bash Ms Ford and called her "lesbian scum".<p>Mr …

UPDATE 1-Australian metal detector company counts cost of Chinese hacking | Reuters

* Hackers stole Codan’s designs for metal detectors<p>* Codan forced to slash prices to compete with counterfeits<p>* Hired private investigators to find counterfeiters<p>* Companies spending less on cybersecurity, hacking on rise (Adds additional graphic on cyberattacks)<p>By Byron Kaye and Jane …

Southern Phone Company breaches customer privacy, ACMA finds

Southern Phone Company (SPC) failed to protect the privacy of 3854 silent line customers when uploading customer data to the Integrated Public Number …

The real risks of moving to the cloud

Last week, I highlighted the Megaupload case as an example of how seriously things can go wrong in the cloud. In the second and final article in this …

Privacy

IDC

Australia continues to represent a prime target for cyber-attacks, and C-level executives are increasingly sitting up and taking note, according to …

AGD attacked by ISPs over data retention confusion

Australia's internet service provider industry has reacted angrily to tight timeframes and an ongoing lack of clarity from the Attorney-General's …

Queensland nude photos uploader near 'impossible' to prosecute

But Mr Potts said it was a case of using "horse and buggy laws" to deal with a "cyber virtual future".<p>The Victorian parliament last year passed a …

Middle-aged Australian women most at risk of falling victim to internet scams, study finds

Middle-aged Australians, especially women, are most at risk of being caught up in internet scams, a study has found.<p>Griffith University researchers …

Metadata spying by local councils on the rise

Annual data-sharing report shows Australian police shared data with China and Russia.

Cyber stalking increasing, 'easy' way to abuse women: domestic violence report

Cyber abuse is increasing among perpetrators of violence against women, with the anonymity of the internet providing protection from authorities and …

Domestic Violence

Private health insurer nib leaks customers' private details

Between 10.33am and 11.35am on Monday, the data was available on nib's customer portal. A total of 329 customers accessed the online portal during …

Customers

Australian academic recommends privacy protection laws regarding facial recognition use

A telecommunications law associate professor in Australia has called for new laws banning the use of face recognition technology to visual images …

DBC wants alleged pirates' income, download details

The owners of the film Dallas Buyers Club plan to ask alleged copyright violators for details of their annual salaries and online file sharing …

Telstra to kill off dial-up

Telstra will retire its dial-up internet plans and migrate the last of its remaining customers by December this year.<p>The telco's director of fixed …

Qld auditor to target govt's management of cloud partners

Queensland's state auditor will investigate the public sector's management of cloud computing service providers over the coming year following the …

Nib self-reports privacy incident to OAIC

Private health insurer Nib has a confirmed an online privacy incident involving the personal details of a number of its customers.<p>A Nib spokesperson …

NIB apologises for privacy breach

There has been a privacy breach involving the big Australian based health insurer, NIB.<p>The mobile phone numbers, emails and claims history of around …

AFP reports data sharing with Russia, China

The Attorney-General's department has disclosed for the first time a list of countries the federal police provided with stored telecommunications …

Encrypting data at rest is vital, but it's just not happening

Regulators and security strategists recommend encrypting data at rest, but few organisations do it, and most get it wrong. Good thing there are …

Information Systems

Australia seeks rules for 'peacetime norms' in cyberspace

What cyber activities are legitimate to conduct in peacetime? What cyber activities should count as an act of war? Australia's defence minister wants …

Cybersecurity

'We need accountability': Security firm warns that we needs mandatory data breach disclosure laws

Mr Vasic highlighted the recent case of online shopping giant Catch of the Day escaping any penalty, despite waiting three years to notify customers …

Nocookies

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Prepare carefully before moving to the cloud

Most companies are moving applications and systems to the cloud. But despite the attractions of this ever growing infrastructure model, the legal …

Defence willing to relax rules, offer more cash to recruit cyber experts

Australia's law enforcement chiefs are willing to relax physical requirements for employees and offer increased salaries in an effort to recruit more …

Appointment of two Australians to ISACA board reflects regional security expertise: director

This week's appointment of two Australian security experts to the 11-member board of directors of peak security body ISACA reflects broad recognition …

Top cop says we're not prepared for Cybergeddon

Until recently, Detective Katsogiannis – who is celebrating 35 years as a member of the NSW Police Force – worked as Commander of the Firearms and …