The Australian Cyber Security Centre issues security alerts

Australian Government’s lead security agency sends out warnings. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Australian Government lead agency for cyber security has sent out a number of high alerts for vulnerabilities in a number of software products, including Accellion which affected Singapore telecommunications provider, Singtel. According to the ACSC…

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Australian Cyber Security Centre updates security framework for CIOs, CISOs

The cyber security principles is to provide strategic guidance on how organisations can protect their systems and data. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released its latest update of the Australian Government Information Security Manual. The purpose of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) is to outline a cyber…

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ACSC has observed a sharp rise in cyber criminal activity

By 2030 an estimated 21 billion devices are expected to be connected to the global internet. Abigail Bradshaw, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) emphasised the shared responsibility for cyber security across Australian communities, industries, and government. During her speech to the Institute of Public Administration Australia, earlier…

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5G Forum plan to bring out two new specifications

Creating interoperability with two major sets of technical specifications. The 5G Future Forum will release its first technical specifications to its members in August 2020, to enable interoperability for 5G and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) deployment. There will be two major sets of technical specifications: The “MEC Experience Management” technical…

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New Cloud Security Guidance released by the Australian Government

New guidance designed to boost the country’s cyber security resilience. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) have released new Cloud Security Guidance to support the secure adoption of cloud services across government and industry. This follows the closure of the Cloud Services Certification Program…

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Cybercriminals targeting Australian health sector

Health sector must implement strategies to mitigate these attacks. The Australian health sector is continually being threatened by advanced persistent threat actors (APT). The Cyber Security Centre (ACSC — part of the Australian Signals Directorate) has issued its Advisory 2020-009: Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors targeting Australian health sector organisations and COVID-19…

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