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  • Software companies keep making these same cyber security mistakes

    Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This is exactly the way corporate organisations in Australia are approaching how they manage and protect their data.

    Written by Michael Connory29 April 19 14:32
  • Nine ASIO breaches of wiretapping laws reported in 2013-14

    ASIO breached laws governing telecommunications intercepts on nine occasions in the 12-month reporting period ended June 2014, according to a report released by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

    Written by Adam Bender17 Oct. 14 10:47
  • Senate rejects attempt to limit ASIO hacking powers

    The Senate has rejected an attempt by the Greens to impose a limit on the number of devices that can be covered by a single computer access warrant obtained by ASIO.

    Written by Rohan Pearce25 Sept. 14 14:14
  • ASIO head says government is no Big Brother

    ASIO is not carrying out mass surveillance of average citizens and the agency is subject to an appropriate level of oversight, according to the organisation's head David Taylor Irvine, director-general of security.

    Written by Adam Bender21 July 14 11:25
  • Attorney-General's Dept unsure of cost of data retention scheme

    The Attorney-General’s Department has told a parliamentary inquiry it has not yet assessed the potential costs of implementing proposals around data retention, despite several estimates from industry it could cost hundreds of millions.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald02 Nov. 12 14:37
  • Greens to block telco interception bill

    The Greens will seek to block the federal government’s proposed Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, communications spokesperson, Scott Ludlum has told the Senate.

    Written by Tim Lohman02 March 11 12:32
  • Telco interception bill needs “major repairs”

    The Australian Greens have called for an overhaul of the Federal Government’s Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 claiming the bill is in need of "major repair".

    Written by Tim Lohman28 Feb. 11 11:34