HUMAN appoints industry leading CRO and CISO

Anuj Kumar comes to HUMAN from NetApp HUMAN Security, Inc. (formerly White Ops) — the global leader in safeguarding enterprises from digital attacks with modern defence — today announced the appointment of Anuj Kumar as CRO and Gavin Reid as CISO. Reid will also lead the Human Collective, a partnership program made up of industry leaders dedicated to disrupting…

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Cybersecurity predictions for Australia in 2023

Identity management will become the weakest link to address in 2023 Digilantism may be on this rise in 2023, securing digital assets and cryptocurrency will be a key focus, and the cost of compliance may reach breaking point for many organisations. Additionally, Australia may consider a “Cyber Militia”, to bolster our cyber…

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Fortinet and University of Tasmania partner

There are pockets of Tasmania’s IT with significant capabilities The University of Tasmania has partnered with Fortinet by joining the Fortinet Academic Partner Program, aimed at building a diverse, skilled workforce to help close the cybersecurity skills gap. The program will begin in Semester 1, 2023. The University of Tasmania…

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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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Lack of IT skills greatest data security challenge

Australian businesses starting to accept that a breach is inevitable Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, today announced the Australian findings from its inaugural State of Data Security report, commissioned by Rubrik and conducted by Wakefield Research. Among the key findings regarding the most pressing challenge Australian cyber security…

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OAIC data breach report

Organisations should also ensure they have a robust data breach response plan The significant impact of recent data breaches on millions of Australians and the findings of the latest Notifiable data breaches report released today stress the need for organisations to have robust information handling practices and an up-to-date data breach response…

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AFP blames Russia for Medibank’s data breach

Cyber criminals are operating like a business with affiliates and associates The Australian Federal Police, working with Interpol has named Russia as the culprit for recent data breach at Medibank. I know Australians are angry, distressed and seeking answers about the highly sensitive and deeply personal information that is being…

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New capacity building tool to combat ransomware

Building capacity across the world is an essential aspect in the war on ransomware The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, announced a joint project last week to develop a capacity-building tool to help countries…

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ACCC calls for new competition and consumer laws

The expansion of digital platform services has created new risks The ACCC has recommended a range of new measures to address harms from digital platforms to Australian consumers, small businesses, and competition. The fifth report of the ACCC’s five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry has proposed that platforms be subject to mandatory dispute…

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Nozomi networks to host ‘cyber war game’ challenge

The games will be an opportunity for Australia’s top cyber minds Nozomi Networks Inc. today announced it will host a virtual cyber war games event to bring together Australia’s best cyber talent and stop cyber criminals aiming to take down a key piece of national critical infrastructure. Operation Cyber Crisis will…

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