Pages tagged 'cyber security'

What should an MSP do?

MSPs have a responsibility to their customers to protect their data and notify them of breaches and compromises. MSPs should implement best practice cyber security and be transparent when a compromise occurs, including by sharing what steps they are taking to remediate and mitigate the risk of a …

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Adelaide JCSC officially opens

Today the Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, officially opened the Adelaide Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC), as part of the Government’s $47 million commitment to collaborative cyber security solutions under the 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. The Adelaide Centre builds on the success …

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Attribution of a pattern of malicious cyber activity to Russia

The Australian Government has joined international partners to condemn a pattern of malicious cyber activity by Russia targeting political, business, media and sporting institutions worldwide. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator the Hon Marise …

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Business email compromise

The Australian Cyber Security Centre provides you with up-to-date advice on current threats and vulnerabilities, as well as guidance on mitigation and cyber security best practice. What is business email compromise? Business email compromise (BEC) is an online scam where a cybercriminal impersonates …

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Business email compromise, a fast growing scam

The Melbourne Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) hosted a two-hour seminar yesterday on Business Email Compromises (BECs), which many cyber security experts consider to be the major current cybercrime threat to business. The seminar provided information to small and medium business representatives, …

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Canadian Centre for Cyber Security launches

This week the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) officially began operations. The new Centre will support a unified approach to cyber security and build community awareness and education. It will provide expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for Canadian businesses, …

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Has the global MSP hack affected your business?

The global hack of ICT managed service providers, or MSPs, has affected businesses across Australia and the world. MSPs manage IT services and infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, and access their customers’ systems remotely, making them attractive targets for state actors and cybercriminals. …

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What should customers of MSPs do?

Australian organisations are responsible for ensuring their IT systems and data are protected, including when it is outsourced to an MSP. Customers of MSPs can take actions to protect your network and data. MSP customers should contact their MSP to ensure they are doing everything necessary to …

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Inspiring a new generation

Australia’s best young cyber stars have been recognised in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), the nation’s flagship hacking competition for tertiary students. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and industry partners run the challenge to address the critical cyber security skills …

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A curious mind - CYSCA 2018

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge wrapped up in Melbourne yesterday after a record number of Australian tertiary students battled to reverse real-world cyber threats around Australia. Defending champion the University of New South Wales was victorious again, taking first …

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Facebook warns 6.8 million users about photo bug

Up to 6.8 million people who uploaded their photos to Facebook may have shared more than they intended to because of an application program interface (API) bug. ‘Currently, we believe this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers,’ Facebook …

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I am an individual. Have I been affected?

We have no evidence to suggest that individuals or the general public have been specifically targeted. The compromise appears to be primarily for stealing intellectual property from organisations. Organisations operating in Australia must take all reasonable steps to protect their clients from …

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Securing internet enabled cameras

The convenience of Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled cameras that can detect and stream movement via the internet and local wireless networks mean they have become a popular choice for individuals and businesses looking to keep a watchful eye on homes, offices and other premises. As their name implies, …

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Marriott, Starwood hit by security incident

The Marriott Group have released a statement regarding a significant data security incident involving their Starwood Guest Reservation database. An investigation undertaken by Marriott in September 2018 determined that there had been unauthorised access to the database, which contained guest …

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The MSP Partner Program (MSP3)

The Managed Service Provider Partner Program (MSP3) is designed to uplift the cyber security posture of MSPs in Australia. The program was developed in response to the global compromise of MSPs as part of the Cloud Hopper operation. MSP3 is a principles-based, 12-month industry program of engagement …

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UK NCSC releases second Annual Review

On its second anniversary, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published its second Annual Review, highlighting the sustained threat to the UK from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. The report, released on Tuesday 16 October 2018, revealed the NCSC had …

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Strengthening cyber security across the Pacific

As the digital economy expands across the Pacific, cyber criminals are extending their reach into the lives of our neighbours. Amid this more complex cyber ecosystem, a broader concept of security that includes cyber security has been affirmed by the Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru. …

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ACSC detects malicious activity targeting political party networks

During the course of the investigation into the recent compromise of the Australian Parliament House network, the ACSC has identified that networks of some political parties have also been affected by a cyber security incident. In speeches delivered to Parliament on Monday 18 February 2019, Prime …

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Adobe urges users to patch Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates for its widely used Flash Player app to help users defend themselves against the latest malware. Users who fail to update their Flash Player app could be vulnerable to cyber criminals, who could use it as an opportunity to access data, programs, individual …

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Joint report on publicly available hacking tools

This report is a collaborative research effort by the cyber security authorities of five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. It highlights the use of five publicly available tools, observed in recent cyber incidents around the world. To aid the work of network defenders and …

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Stay Smart Online. Reverse the Threat.

Each year the number of Australians impacted by cybercriminals continues to rise. In 2017, over 6 million adult Australians were impacted by cybercrime - that’s one in every four Australians1. This is a statistic that needs to be reversed. At a time when the majority of us are online to …

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Reversing the threat of cyber crime together

In a show of strength to reverse the threat of cybercrime for all Australians, members of the business, government and cyber security community gathered for national Stay Smart Online Week 2018 in Melbourne today to share information about the latest challenges in cyber security in Australia and …

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Working to protect senior Australians

Supporting and protecting senior members of our community from online threats is an important focus for the Australian Government, according to the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. ‘We want to say to all Australians, particularly older Australians – as they use internet banking, as they …

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We all have a stake in cyber security

Australia’s banks, insurers and superannuation funds are an attractive target for cyber criminals, so all financial institutions must be able to handle cyber risks and regularly test their own defences. To help businesses and organisations better protect themselves, and respond quickly and …

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