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  • WA audit unearths flawed database security

    Seven Western Australian government agencies have been asked to improve their database security after an audit by the state's auditor general, Colin Murphy, found weak passwords, inadequate patching and a lack of control over user privileges.

  • A fifth of SMBs not conducting information security audits

    Twenty one per cent of 1000 small business owners have never audited their organisation’s information security procedures according to the results of a survey published by Shred-it.

  • Government-private sector collaboration vital for cyber security: Brandis

    The Australian Cyber Security Centre offers “a single location for government and business to collaborate on operational cyber security matters” and “represents a fundamental shift in the way that government wants to partner with business on cyber security,” Attorney-General George Brandis has said in remarks prepared for the ACSC’s Canberra conference today.

  • In Pictures: 9 biggest information security threats for the next two years

    Each year, the Information Security Forum, a non-profit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. Here are the top 9 threats to watch for through 2017.

  • OAIC updates information security guide

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released an updated information security guide with tips on stopping rogue employees and advice on using cloud storage offerings.

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