Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Push for code of conduct to help fight sexism in security

    However bad you think gender disparity is in the information security sector, the reality is probably worse: Research backed by information security association (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education reveals that women represent only some 11 per cent of the security workforce.

    30 July 18 12:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Parliamentary Library pulls article on police access to My Health Record data

    The Parliamentary Library has temporarily taken down an article that argued provisions in the legislation that governs law enforcement access to the My Health Record system represent “a significant reduction in the legal threshold for the release of private medical information to law enforcement”.

    26 July 18 15:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AMA president seeks clarity over My Health Record access

    Australian Medical Association president Dr Tony Bartone says that he has received written undertakings from health minister Greg Hunt and the Department of Health that an individual’s My Health Record data will not be accessed by law enforcement agencies in the absence of a court order.

    25 July 18 16:18 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Queensland seeks defence industry cyber boost

    The Queensland government is eyeing opportunities for the local defence sector to take advantage of the increased importance of cyber security, appointing the former head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre as a strategic advisor.

    25 July 18 14:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australian government ‘drunk on surveillance’

    Bipartisan attacks on privacy in the name of law enforcement and national security are an indication that Australia is abdicating its commitment to human rights, according to Brett Solomon.

    25 July 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 8 types of malware and how to recognize them

    Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

    24 July 18 20:48 Written by Roger A. Grimes
  • Vic mega-department creates CISO role

    Victoria’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources — which spans 14 portfolios and has nine ministers — is seeking to fill a newly created chief information security officer (CISO) role.

    23 July 18 17:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 1.5 million health records stolen in Singapore hack

    A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday.

    23 July 18 09:23 Written by Reuters
  • IBM finds growth in security, cloud

    IBM has reported second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as it benefited from growth in higher-margin businesses including cybersecurity and cloud computing.

    19 July 18 11:22 Written by Reuters
  • Website snafu hits health watchdog

    The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner says its website suffered a “technical issue” yesterday evening “as a result of routine website maintenance”.

    18 July 18 12:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Analyzing user behavior to stop fake accounts

    Online account fraud is a big, automated business. NuData Security looks at hundreds of data points to identify malicious login attempts.

    17 July 18 20:00 Written by Roger A. Grimes