The latest number of data breaches in Australia have superseded previous quarterly figures, with most data breaches resulting from a malicious or criminal attack. From October to December 2018, 262 data breaches were notified to affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), compared to 245 the previous quarter. The latest quarterly … Continue reading Australian Information Commissioner reports cyber-attack increase
A new $10 million cyber security initiative announced by the federal government today will help small businesses secure their own and their customers’ data. Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2,100, covering half the cost of having their cyber security tested by service providers approved by … Continue reading Gov announces $10m funding to help small businesses with cyber security
A Cyber Security Innovation Node will be established in New South Wales as part of a national network to accelerate the growth of the cyber security industry. Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair, said the Node would be a partnership between the NSW government and AustCyber, the national Australian Cyber Security Growth Network. The … Continue reading Cyber security innovation node to build NSW industry
The Commonwealth has officially opened the Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) in Adelaide. The program is a partnership between business, government, academia and other key partners to enhance collaboration on cyber security. Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne officially opened the Centre on Friday and welcomed representatives from federal and state governments, the academic community and … Continue reading New cyber security centre launched in Adelaide
Almost one in three businesses see Australia as a prime target for cyber-attacks, data commissioned by Aura Information Security indicates. A survey of 307 Australian businesses suggests that considerable uncertainty is faced by organisations in trying to combat cyber security threats. More than 40 per cent of Australian businesses believe the country is behind the … Continue reading Aussie businesses see themselves as a target for cyber attacks
The Federal government has opened the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s new headquarters in Canberra, to enhance Australia’s cyber resilience in partnership with industry, businesses, universities, not-for-profit organisations and governments. The Australian Cyber Security Centre forms a critical hub for the Joint Cyber Security Centres located in all capital cities, which facilitate partnerships between more than 150 organisations … Continue reading New Cyber Security Centre to boost Australia’s online resilience
It’s no secret that the advent of Industry 4.0 brings with it almost as many challenges as it does opportunities. Connected, smart manufacturers and digital supply chains are exposed to new risks through the very technology that enables and underpins these operations. But CEO of AustCyber, Michelle Price, says that Australian manufacturers in particular are in … Continue reading Putting the “secure” into smart manufacturing
TAFE Digital, Australia’s largest online education provider, and Ribit.net, a student jobs-matching platform, which is part of CSIRO’s Data61 have announced a collaboration that will help connect TAFE Digital students to Australian startups and innovative companies offering jobs and work experience in emerging areas such as big data analytics, cybersecurity, fintech, medtech and artificial intelligence. … Continue reading New collaboration helps bridge the tech skills gap
Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. The state minister for innovation and the digital economy, Philip Dalidakis, launched the Victorian Innovation Hub at the historic 111-year-old building … Continue reading Victorian Innovation Hub launches in Melbourne
Cyber security company, VeroGuard Systems, has announced plans to build a major advanced manufacturing facility in Northern Adelaide, creating nearly 600 new jobs in its first three years. The $57.5 million investment by VeroGuard Systems will see the company establish an Advanced Manufacturing Centre to securely produce its VeroCard technology. Veroguard will also open an Adelaide-based … Continue reading New advanced manufacturing centre to create 600 jobs
As we enter a more interconnected world, the danger of a cyber attack increases exponentially. Manufacturers’ Monthly investigates. In May this year, a global ransomware attack, Wannacry, targeted more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. Businesses’ computers were taken hostage by the ransomware, which would not allow them to access their files unless … Continue reading Forming a united front against cyber attacks
According to international market analysts Research and Markets, the threat intelligence market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to register a CAGR of 19.3 per cent during the forecast period (2017 – 2023). Threat intelligence is a cyber-security related area of expertise, which is used to understand sophisticated cyber threats and their detection, analysis, and … Continue reading Asia-Pac threat intelligence market to grow at a CAGR of 19.3 per cent by 2023
Australians have been warned to update their virus software after a cyber attack has struck hospitals and companies around the world. The attacks began on Friday last week, when users’ computers were taken hostage by ransomware, which would not allow them to access their computers unless they paid a sum of money. The attack is … Continue reading Australian companies warned about global cyber attack
A new study from Deloitte has found that cyber security breaches in manufacturing plants are increasing, with the sector “woefully unprepared” for these threats. Titled Industry 4.0 and Cyber Risk: Security in an age of connected production, the Deloitte study revealed that one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of … Continue reading Deloitte: Manufacturers “woefully unprepared” for supply chain threats
Financial services firm Deloitte has warned that Australian governments and businesses need to toughen their defences against cyber attacks, according to Sky News. Australia currently has the fifth highest level of cyber attacks in the world and Deloitte says that distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS) will become more sophisticated, harder to combat and more … Continue reading Deloitte: Australia needs to beef up cyber-security
Manufacturers are being urged to regularly asses their network infrastructure, and to close all possible opportunities for hackers. Alan Johnson reports. IN a room full of manufacturers, it would be hard to find anyone who would admit their companies’ computers are not adequately protected from computer hackers. However, Dick Bussiere, Principal Architect with Tenable Network … Continue reading The importance of cyber hygiene
Manufacturers who think their computers will never get hacked need to think again. Alan Johnson reports.
Wynyard Group has launched Wynyard Advanced Cyber Threat Analytics (ACTA), a solution that discovers cyber threats inside the network.
Chinese and Russian hackers have reportedly attempted to access details about Australia’s next generation submarines held by the companies bidding to build the new vessels.
Cyber security needs to be taken seriously. And, as Matt McDonald writes, it is not just the high profile targeted attacks that industry needs to watch out for.