Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Intel, AMD confirm new Spectre variants

    Chipmakers Intel and AMD have confirmed the existence of a new category of the Spectre vulnerability, which exploits the speculative execution features of modern CPUs.

    22 May 18 10:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • GDPR impact on CRM data in Australia

    There’s been a lot of discussion about the impact of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Australian organisations that have European customers.

    21 May 18 10:26 Written by Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner
  • NZ’s CERT gets budget boost

    The New Zealand Labour government’s first budget has allocated an additional NZ$3.9m over four years to the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

    21 May 18 10:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cyber research centre taps Rachael Falk for CEO role

    Information security consultant and former Telstra general manager of cyber influence Rachael Falk has been appointed chief executive officer of the Australian Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC).

    17 May 18 15:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

    Facebook has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

    15 May 18 15:20 Written by Reuters
  • NZ takes lead in Pacific Cyber-Security network

    Cyber security entities from 14 Pacific nations have formed the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON), with CERT NZ named as its inaugural chair.

    15 May 18 14:19 Written by Sarah Putt
  • IT consultant charged with insider trading

    A Sydney-based IT consultant faces 115 charges after he allegedly gained unauthorised access to the network of a Melbourne-based financial publisher.

    14 May 18 14:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Family Planning NSW details ransomware attack

    Family Planning NSW has written to clients revealing that a “cyber-attack” on its website may have compromised a number of its online databases.

    14 May 18 12:38 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Private sector may be able to access My Health Record data for research

    Use of both de-identified data and, in some circumstances, identifiable data will be permitted under a new government framework for so-called “secondary use” of data derived from the national eHealth record system. Linking data from the My Health Record system to other datasets is also allowed under some circumstances.

    14 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Auditor slams govt’s security vetting systems

    Information systems at the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) are still failing to meet the agency’s business needs resulting in “inefficient processes and data quality and integrity issues,” an audit has concluded.

    14 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IT chiefs urged to take steps towards connected business.

    Companies can increase agility, collaboration, control on digital transformation journey.

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