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Digital Threat Environment: OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches

Quarterly Statistics Report – October – December 2018 The quarterly report released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reports on notifications received by the Federal Government entity under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. Under this scheme, a notifiable data breach is any breach in which the personal information of an individual […]

APRA Prudential Standards CPS 234

APRA Prudential Standards CPS 234 Information Security

New cyber security requirements for financial services industry To combat the rising threat of cyber-attacks and ensure entities have measures in place to maintain the integrity and security of sensitive client data, the Australia Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released the new Prudential Standard CPS 234 information security. The standards are in place to ensure […]

whatsapp data encryption

Sensitive data: The true cost of Whatsapp

With over 1.5 billion users, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app. WhatsApp, which uses the internet to instantly transmit text, videos, images and even documents as attachments, is free, easy and convenient. Users can communicate with individuals and groups using any kind of mobile device to chat, set up meetings or appointments, […]

Facetime Bug

FaceTime Bugs reminds us every organisation is vulnerable

If you have recently used Apple’s group FaceTime video chat, you may have inadvertently let people eavesdrop on you. A bug in the new group chat function allowed callers to remotely activate the microphone on another person’s iPhone, iPad or Mac for a limited time without that person’s knowledge, and hear whatever sounds the microphone […]

GDPR0218

The General Data Protection Regulation and what it means for Australian organisations.

What is General Data Protection Regulation? Commonly referred to as the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). With these primary objectives in […]