NSW govt seeks input on next cyber security strategy – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The NSW government is seeking views from industry to help shape the state’s next cyber security strategy ahead of its launch later this year. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello on Tuesday called for input from industry partners and cyber security experts as development of the 2020 NSW Cyber Security Strategy Continue Reading

WA Police CISO named first Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre CEO – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

WA Police’s first-ever chief information security officer Hai Tran will leave the force after almost five years to become the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre’s inaugural CEO. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall and Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, announced Tran’s appointment on Monday ahead of the centre’s official launch Continue Reading

5 Steps to Protect Yourself and Employees from Android-Based Cyber Threats | Tempemail

Sourced from International IDEA While nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices, according to a recent Fortinet Threat Landscape Report, Android-based malware now represents 14% of all cyber threats. In addition to direct attacks, the number Continue Reading

New taskforce to push cyber security standards – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

A cross-sector taskforce of experts from the defence, energy, health and financial services sectors has been created to accelerate the adoption of industry cyber security standards across Australia.  The taskforce, which held its first meeting on Monday, is the result of an “Australian-first” collaboration between the NSW government, AustCyber and Standards Australia.  It follows earlier reports on Monday that the federal government is crafting minimum Continue Reading

Scott Morrison sends China a signal on cyber attack – but then fear turns into farce | Technology

It was a moment of farce just hours after a sombre-sounding Australian prime minister delivered the grim news that a wide range of the nation’s public and private sector organisations “are currently being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor”. What, journalists wanted to know, did Scott Morrison mean by Continue Reading

Australian cyber attack not ‘sophisticated’ – just a wake-up call for businesses, experts say | Technology

The “sophisticated state-based” cyber-attack Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has warned about is not particularly sophisticated, according to experts, but serves as a wake-up call for businesses to keep their systems patched and secure, and to remain alert. On Friday morning, Morrison announced Australian government agencies and businesses had been Continue Reading

PM warns of rise in cyber attacks ahead of new strategy – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The government has set the scene for the release of Australia’s next cyber security strategy, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison warning of a surge in malicious cyber activity in recent months. In a hastily organised press conference devoid of much substance on Friday, Morrison said the new strategy, containing “significant Continue Reading

Cyber spies use LinkedIn to hack European defence firms – Security- Tempemail

Hackers posed as recruiters working for US defence giants Collins Aerospace and General Dynamics on LinkedIn to break into the networks of military contractors in Europe, cybersecurity researchers said. The cyber spies were able to compromise the systems of at least two defence and aerospace firms in Central Europe last Continue Reading

Do cybercriminals play cyber games during quarantine?- Tempemail

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the role of the Internet in our lives has undergone changes, including irreversible ones. Some of these changes are definitely for the better, some are not very good, but almost all of them in some way affect digital security issues. We decided to take a Continue Reading

Avon to reboot systems hit by cyber incident – Security- Tempemail

Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura & Co said that its Avon subsidiary plans to reboot over the next week some of its systems affected by a cyber incident while it continues to investigate whether personal data has been exposed. “However, at this time, it is unlikely that credit card details have Continue Reading