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CommBank says no evidence customer data was compromised in 2016 breach
The breach occurred in May 2016 when the bank couldn’t confirm that two magnetic tapes were destroyed, despite being scheduled for destruction.
A four-step-plan towards cloud resilience in an age of data security
The ramifications of having a data breach are ten-fold for government agencies who handle sensitive information.
2.5 billion data records exposed - most from human error
More data records were exposed due to human error in 2017 - a 580% increase over the previous year.
IT decision makers unsure about their security maturity
Respondents in APAC put forth highest IT budget allocation to security, but overall executives allocate security less than 10% of their budget.
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
175 days to detect a network intruder in EMEA - just 77 in US
A study has revealed the median time for an EMEA business to detect an intruder is more than double that in the US - and it's much worse in APAC.
New report delves deep into cybercrime - and forecasts its future
Now in its tenth year, Trustwave has released its encyclopaedic report that details both current and future threats that are crucial to be aware of.
Facebook is finally making changes to its data sharing controls - but is it too little, too late?
“Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped."
1.5 billion confidential data files publicly available - that's more than 12 petabytes of data
Credit card data, medical records, payroll data, intellectual property and tax information are all available publicly online with no data protection.
OPINON: Counting the broader cost of Facebook’s data dilemma
Barracuda SVP Chris Ross talks about the results of a recent survey they ran following the Facebook fallout to determine the true cost.
Experts weigh in on Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches scheme
Australia’s new mandatory data breach disclosure law has already shown just how regularly organisations are experiencing data breaches.
The 475-day siege: APAC firms' breach detection times are getting worse
“Defenders have to get it right every single time, while threat actors only need to get it right once.”
SURVEY: 70% of customers would leave a business after a breach
A recent study from Gemalto proves it’s not just data that is lost following a breach – you’ll lose most of your customers too.
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
Beyond the breach: How to preserve your customers’ trust
Transactions happen online between two entities that will never see each other. This means trust matters even more as physical interactions disappear.
Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
Expert: Farce involving Russia’s US elections breach needs resolving
Multiple US officials have announced the intelligence community had evidence that states had been compromised by Russia but didn't tell anyone.
Australian CIOs well aware of internal security risks and plan to do more
The battle of the breach continues to play out and at least 87% of Australian CIOs have experienced a breach in their own company.
EU companies least prepared for GDPR with just 26% fully compliant
Despite the low level of compliance, Forrester Research says these numbers are in fact 'encouraging' for a number of reasons.
Breach prevention better than cure for NDB regulations, says Aleron
“Prevention is definitely better than cure in this case."
Equifax ushers new CISO as breach fallout continues
Equifax has ushered in a new chief information security officer as the fallout continues from the company’s massive US data breach last year.
Surprise - the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games were hacked
Games organisers have reportedly admitted that its servers had been attacked, forcing them to shut down the official website.
Now's the time for Aussie firms to review their security, say vendors
Australians simply aren’t prepared for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, even just with less than two weeks to go before the scheme takes effect.