Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

Security Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

Incident: Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app | The Guardian

September 10 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Estimated 50,000 students using events app Get, previously known as Qnect, may have had their personal data exposed online.

NZ Incident: Data breach after lax New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) security | Stuff.co.nz

Privacy Breach 09 September 2019: The NZ Transport Agency admits to a technology botch up leaving what was meant to be a highly secure data key wide open.

Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian

September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.

Quote: Joseph Wood Krutch “Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.”

Security Quote: Joseph Wood Krutch “Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.”

Incident: TGI Fridays Delivers Customer Indigestion Over Data Exposure | Threatpost

August 29 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: TGI Fridays Australia restaurant chain warns loyalty reward program member of exposed data incident – Unsecured S3 bucket.

NZ Incident: ‘Coding error’ compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach | Stuff.co.nz

Privacy Breach 25 August 2019: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage revealed on Sunday more than 300 people had had their personal documents compromised following a “coding error” on a ministry-commissioned website.

Incident: Aussie banks warn customers after fresh PayID data breach | iTnews

August 21 2019: Banks have started warning customers of a fresh data breach involving PayID records that was reported to new payments platform overseer NPP Australia. Client-side technical issue’ blamed for latest disclosure.

Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia

August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.

Incident: Sensitive personal data of hundreds of visa applicants accidentally leaked in email mishap | ABC News Australia

Privacy Breach August 15 2019: The personal health information of 317 people applying for Australian visas was accidentally emailed to a member of the general public, an ABC investigation has revealed.

Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia

Australian Information Security Audit Report August 17 2019

School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight.

The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.
Reported in: ABC News (Australia)

The Student Administration Management System (SAMS) used by the NT Department of Education was shown in an audit to have limited guidelines around user access and a “lack of comprehensive security monitoring” since its roll out in 2017.

The NT auditor general’s report detailed how the centrally hosted database had a lack of user governance processes, a seemingly “excessive” amount of administration accounts, and there were a number of terminated staff members who could have retained access to the system.

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