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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-05-15

Last Week 08 – 14 May: Three new breaches, Ambulance Victoria internally exposing private medical results, TechnologyOne had its Microsoft 365 environment compromised, then the Medusa ransomware group demanded $100k with 7 days to pay from the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre. Fire Rescue Victoria dispatch system five months later trying to get the system fixed…. The federal budget cyber new and a boost for privacy. review of the Privacy Act released, and joint AU/ZN privacy investigation into Latitude breach.

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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-05-08

Last Week 01 – 07 May: Two incidents were reported in the press this week. Amnesty International Australia’s report on a breach from December has some interesting notes surrounding the “serious harm” clause of the Australian Breach Notifications rules. HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is a good reminder for Privacy Week about excessive storage and encryption of PII data.

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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-05-01

Last Week 24 – 30 April: With the extra free time I’ve rummaged through state government audit agencies sites looking for recent audits. I’ve added two from Western Australia and once from the best state Queensland. They are worth reading to remind us that independent audits are a valuable tool (ISO 27002 5.35 Independent review of information security). Have a great Privacy Awareness Week.

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Australian Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-04-24

Reports from 17th April – 24th April: Last week TAFE SA incident where police in an unrelated investigation “found” a USB stick full of student registration and identity documents. A report from ASIC “ASIC’s report flagged inconsistencies in dealing with scams between Australia’s big four banks as a major issue” and the banking industries response makes good reading. Hopefully, it will drive a few changes.

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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-04-10

Reports from 3rd April – 9th April: More publicly reported breaches increasing the trend we are seeing this year now that the general media sees some new value in these stories. Canberra Health Services and Australian National Maritime Museum were both Insider Threat jobs (one fraud, the other unauthorised access and disclosure). Both are good reminders to tighten up your related internal controls. Tik Tok ban, Operation Cookie Monster and GoAnywhere are among the stories of the week.

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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-03-13

Well a bit of a change to a weekly format, monthly was too far out of date to be useful. The main news was the Federal Government with all things cyber and privacy policy, it will be interesting to see the scope of any changes. A few minor breaches and outages, ANZ forgot to shred customer information before they put it in the bin (score one for information security).

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Australian Cyber News Summary #07 – July 2022

Australian Cyber News Summary July 2022: GrainCorp’s ransomware attack, Victoria privacy commissioner third-party controls weakness, Melbourne Port Phillip Prison hacked, Woolworths everyday rewards users bad password habits, Aus trading company ACY 60gb data breach, Deakin Uni privacy breach 47k student details, WA local governments audit concerns.

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