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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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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ASX Chess Replacement Project

ASX provides critical market infrastructure ASX Chairman Damian Roche said: “We began this project with the latest information available at that time, determined to deliver the Australian market a post-trade solution that balanced innovation and state-of-the-art technology with Glosafety and reliability. However, after further review, including consideration of the findings…

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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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Data used to beat manufacturing energy crisis

Australian ceramic tile producer saves almost half a million dollars Asia-Pacific manufacturing performance software company, OFS, today announced it is helping National Ceramic Industries Australia (NCIA) beat the current energy crisis distressing Australian manufacturers. NCIA manufactured its first tile in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley in 2004. Since then, it has…

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Australian leaders see correlation between DE&I efforts

Diversity matters more to companies now than ever before With lasting global impact from the pandemic and growing expectations for hybrid work, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) has been brought to the forefront of every business agenda. A new report, Employees at the Center: What It Takes to Lead on DE&I…

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Chris Fechner regarding DTA procurement of ICT-related services

ANAO’s focusing on providing increased transparency The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has tabled the performance audit of the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) procurement of ICT-related services in 2019–20 to 2020–21. The audit was not a review of the DTA’s whole-of-government digital sourcing responsibilities and, as such, the ANAO’s findings…

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Cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and disk encryption

The IRGC-affiliated actors are actively targeting a broad range of targeted entities This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force…

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