The latest number of data breaches in Australia have superseded previous quarterly figures, with most data breaches resulting from a malicious or criminal attack.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
The government of Western Australia is investing $3.7 million in capital works to enhance training facilities in the areas of health and social assistance, automation, cybersecurity, and building and construction. The funding will improve training facilities in some of the state’s largest growing industries at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Clarkson and Joondalup campuses. Joondalup campus will … Continue reading Revitalised TAFE facilities to grow cybersecurity and automation
This week, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro released the results of a new national survey of small business views on cyber security. The survey of more than 1,000 small businesses shows that firms rate cybercrime as their third biggest business risk, behind overheads and chasing payments. Barilaro said businesses rated … Continue reading Cybercrime a key concern for small businesses
According to a press statement by the NSW Ministry of Industry, more than 170 jobs will be created over the next five years after the NSW Government secured a multi-million dollar global cyber security research and development facility in North Sydney. Minister for Innovation Matt Kean said the NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW has invested … Continue reading Sydney secures global cyber security facility
Australian manufacturer Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) is set to acquire smart technology company, MaxSec Group, to create a global suite for the securities market. A world leader in fibre optic perimeter intrusion detection systems, FFT intends to make an offer to takeover the Sydney-based security company, buying out the rest of the shares it does … Continue reading Tech manufacturer to make global securities takeover bid
QuintessenceLabs was awarded a $3.26 million investment from the Australian Department of Defence to continue the expansion of its quantum key distribution (QKD) capabilities and extend it to free space communications. This was the largest of the eight investments recently made by the Defence Innovation Hub, a part of the Australian Department of Defence. QuintessenceLabs … Continue reading QuintessenceLabs gets investment boost from DoD
With the number of large scale cyber-attacks on the rise around the world, Australia could be next and the manufacturing sector is at risk. Tim Wellsmore, director of threat intelligence and consulting for Mandiant at FireEye, shares his thoughts on this issue. It is no secret that Australia’s cyber-security environment is seriously wanting. The recent … Continue reading Why manufacturing in Australia is in the cyber cross-hairs of hackers
The numbers and size of cyber security attacks are increasing and Australia is one of the world’s largest targets. The Federal government noted the current impact of cyber attacks on the Australian economy is A$17 billion annually.
Emerson Process Management has joined forces with Intel Security to enhance and strengthen its integrated cybersecurity solution to better secure the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS).