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  • 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
  • 3 reasons cybercriminals ‘strategically’ target companies: report

    Cybercriminals continue to ‘follow the money’ as they refine and target attacks against businesses for greater financial return, with extortion attempts likely on the rise, according to a new global report by Trend Micro.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien21 Feb. 18 09:43
  • Cyber crime costing businesses US$11.7M

    Cyber attacks cost companies an average of US$11.7 million this year, a 23 per cent increase from 2016, according to research.

    Written by Byron Connolly27 Sept. 17 15:51
  • UNSW Canberra plans cyber militia

    “We have to be ready for those occasions when we need to take the fight to an enemy,” says professor Greg Austin.

    Written by George Nott08 June 16 16:25
  • ​The 6 ‘usual suspects’ of cybercrime

    IT security firm, BAE Systems, has profiled six types of cybercriminals that it says represent the biggest threats to Australian organisations in the lead up to the government’s cyber security review.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 April 16 16:24
  • China behind the Australian BoM cyberattack?

    Chinese hackers have cracked the Bureau of Meteorology supercomputer, which links to other agencies such as the Department of Defence, according to an ABC report.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett02 Dec. 15 13:14
  • Government security breaches decrease: report

    Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 July 15 11:40
  • Malware crooks using dated techniques to attack networks

    Malware authors are using dated measures that are still good enough to penetrate enterprise networks. In fact, 99.3 per cent of malware in 2014 took advantage of ‘command and control’ infrastructure used by at least one other malware author.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 April 15 22:05
  • Cyber attacks, skills shortage top of mind for ISACA members

    The danger of cyber attacks in 2015 is a top concern for members of global IT association ISACA with 61 per cent out of 121 Australian and New Zealand members expecting an attack on their organisation.

    Written by Hamish Barwick27 Jan. 15 09:48