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  • AustCyber calls for cool heads after encryption bill passed

    AustCyber – the government funded not-for-profit tasked with growing the Australian cyber security sector – has called for cool heads following the passage of the so-called encryption bill by parliament.

    07 Dec. 18 18:21 Written by George Nott
  • Encryption bill becomes law after Labor backdown

    The government was handed a last-minute victory yesterday, with opposition leader Bill Shorten and shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus scrapping plans to amend controversial encryption legislation.

    07 Dec. 18 09:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Well, shit.

    Government legislation intended to help police and national security agencies intercept online communications has today been passed by both houses of parliament.

    06 Dec. 18 20:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Details of compromise on encryption bill become clear

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has released an initial report on its scrutiny of the so-called encryption bill revealing details of the deal between the government and Labor that will see the controversial legislation pushed through the House of Representatives and Senate before parliament rises for the year.

    06 Dec. 18 09:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government, Labor compromise on encryption bill

    The government says it is confident that a version of a bill intended to help police and national security agencies intercept and access encrypted communications will be passed by the end of the week.

    04 Dec. 18 17:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Aussie cyber co’s get $4M boost from AustCyber

    ​Three Australian cyber security companies have today been named as recipients of close to $4 million in funding from AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network).

    04 Dec. 18 11:41 Written by George Nott
  • Up to 500 million customers affected by Marriott breach

    Marriott International has revealed hackers accessed up to 500 million customer records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing data including passport numbers and payment cards.

    03 Dec. 18 08:43 Written by Reuters
  • Government knocks back Labor compromise on encryption bill

    The government has rejected a proposal by Labor to pass an “interim version” of a controversial bill designed to strengthen the ability of police and intelligence agencies to access encrypted communications services.

    30 Nov. 18 16:46 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cyber Innovation Node number four launches in NSW

    The New South Wales Government has partnered with AustCyber, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, to establish a ‘cyber security innovation node’ aimed at accelerating growth in the sector.

    30 Nov. 18 14:57 Written by George Nott
  • ‘Encryption bill’ to hit jobs, security, MPs warned

    The founder and non-executive chairperson of Senetas has warned MPs that the company, which makes high-grade network encryption products, could be forced to shift its manufacturing operations overseas if the government forges ahead with a new surveillance bill.

    30 Nov. 18 14:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • resets all passwords after breach

    Dell has revealed it reset passwords for all accounts on its online electronics store on Nov. 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data.

    29 Nov. 18 14:42 Written by Reuters
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