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The president of the Federal Office for Information Security Arne Schönbohm issued a warning over growing ransomware and malware risks.
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By Reporter • 22 Oct 2021
Tough new laws to protect Australians against ransomware
The Morrison government has announced new criminal offences, tougher penalties and a mandatory reporting regime as part of a new and comprehensive Ransomware Action Plan....
By Nastasha Tupas • 13 Oct 2021
Australians urged to stay cyber safe as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month
Australians have been urged to follow individual security precautions as part of this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month theme, “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart”.
By Reporter • 06 Oct 2021
PJCIS push to tackle urgent threats with split critical infrastructure bill
The parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security (PJCIS) has backed the passage of urgent reforms as part of a proposed two-step approach to protect Austral...
By Nastasha Tupas • 30 Sep 2021
Victoria launches five-year cyber overhaul program
The Victorian government has unveiled its new five-year cyber security strategy to boost resilience across the public sector and boost industry opportunities.
By Reporter • 22 Sep 2021
NCSC, CISA connect to combat ransomware
Representatives from the US and UK’s cyber security agencies have met up in London to discuss strategies to counter the growing ransomware threat.
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By Reporter • 13 Sep 2021
Liberal senator’s push for cyber security summit
Senator Eric Abetz has written to Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews urging her to hold a summit of “industry experts, business leaders and government agencies to disc...
By Reporter • 07 Sep 2021
Labor accuses government of shelving ransomware debate
Labor has reintroduced the Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 in the Senate after the bill failed to progress the first time.
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By Nastasha Tupas • 13 Aug 2021
COVIDSafe app report released, only identified extra 17 contacts
A government report on the $10 million COVIDSafe app was released this week, showing how the app only identified 17 close additional contacts that were not already detect...
By Reporter • 30 Jul 2021
FBI advises against banning ransomware payments
The associate director of the FBI’s cyber division recommended that the US does not ban ransomware payments at a hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary of the US S...
Joint cyber security advisory issued by the US, UK and Australia
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the FBI relea...
By Nastasha Tupas • 29 Jul 2021
US DoJ unsealing of cyber actor indictments reveal Australia's concern
The Australian government expressed its concern over reports of global malicious cyber intrusions, as detailed in Tuesday’s unsealing of indictments by the US Departmen...
By Nastasha Tupas • 27 Jul 2021
CSIA Committee identifies counter cyber crime capability as key focus
The Cyber Security Industry Advisory Committee’s first annual report on the implementation of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 has outlined 80 key points of f...
By Nastasha Tupas • 16 Jul 2021
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