Smith Family experiences data breach

Latest breach in Australia hits charity organisations The Smith Family has experienced a cyber incident. The incident involved a Smith Family team member’s email account being temporarily accessed by an unauthorised third party. They were seeking to steal The Smith Family’s funds. On discovery of this incident, the Charity promptly…

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Australia and Singapore to fight unwanted calls and messages

The new strategic agreement will promote further engagement Australia and Singapore will unite in the fight against unsolicited telemarketing, spam and scams following an agreement between the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). The new strategic agreement will promote further engagement…

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Australians and Indians more likely to fall victim to cyber scams

Microsoft receives about 6,500 complaints globally from people. Microsoft released findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support scams and their impact on consumers. The new findings reveal Australians are among those most likely to fall victim to tech support fraud, second only to India…

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New online safety laws come into force

Every situation is unique, and every matter reported to eSafety will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has welcomed the commencement of the Online Safety Act, which provides additional protections for Australians in the fight against online harms. “The Online Safety Act has now come into force…

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HCL Roundtable: Emerging AppSec Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Sponsored content: Thursday, 15th April 2021, Australia In an era where data is more valuable than gold, cyberattacks in its multiple manifestations have dominated global headlines with account hijacking and injection attacks. Be it credential theft, brute force attacks, social engineering thefts or access control misconfiguration, the sophistication and damages…

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Synopsys Roundtable: Hard lessons to be learnt from the SolarWinds attack

Sponsored content: Wednesday, 17th March 2021 – ANZ On Dec 11, 2020, the SolarWinds Orion security breach, a.k.a. SUNBURST, impacted numerous U.S. government agencies, business customers and consulting firms. Hackers managed to plant a backdoor in the SolarWinds system which is widely used across both Government and Private organisations. The…

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Cofense Roundtable: How to Save Time and Resources with Advanced Phishing Automation

Sponsored content: Thursday, 11th February 2021 – ANZ Save Time and Resources while Reducing Risk with Advanced Phishing Automation New phishing variants are created daily to evade email gateway security solutions. And once in an environment, they can remain undetected for months. Well-staffed security teams often spend up to 80%…

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HCL Roundtable: Securing Endpoints and Ensuring Compliance

Sponsored content: Tuesday, 9th February 2021, ASEAN Enterprises are under increasing pressure to protect data from breaches in an aggressive attack environment. The global pandemic has compounded these challenges, with companies embarking on the largest-ever work-from-home experiment. The shift has forced enterprises to rethink how security is delivered and ensured.…

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Deloitte Roundtable: Extinction level events: how ransomware has changed disaster preparedness

Sponsored content: Thursday, 12th November 2020, Asia Pacific If you were to ask any cybersecurity professional about the most alarming malware trends today, chances are ‘ransomware’ would be one of the first things they would be keen to talk about. This type of malware can aptly be described less as…

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