Australia Post Christmas parcel scam: What to look out for | news.com.au

WHILE most people consider Christmas to be a time of celebration and giving, there are people out there looking to exploit the holiday.

Sadly, we’re not just talking about your boss forcing you to come into work the day after your office Christmas party — there are much more sinister threats at play.

Source: Australia Post Christmas parcel scam: What to look out for

Australia ranks second in defence think tank’s cyber security report | The Canberra Times

Defence think tank the Australian Strategic Policy Institute ranked Australia equal second with Japan out of 25 nations for cyber policies in a report released on Tuesday that said the region’s nations had grown more mature in responding to the threat.

Source: Australia ranks second in defence think tank’s cyber security report

ASIC reports on cyber resilience assessments of financial markets firms | ASIC

An ASIC report on the cyber resilience of over 100 firms operating across Australia’s financial markets has shown a growing understanding of cyber risks, but there is still some progress to be made.

Report 555 Cyber resilience of firms in Australia’s financial markets collates and analyses the results of self-assessments from over 100 stockbrokers, investment banks, market operators, post-trade infrastructure providers and credit rating agencies.

Source: 17-412MR ASIC reports on cyber resilience assessments of financial markets firms | ASIC – Australian Securities and Investments Commission

A/NZ businesses still consider IoT and public cloud too risky | IT Brief Australia

ISACA’s new Digital Transformation Barometer research uncovers the reality of digital transformation and digital literacy in organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

“The resounding message from our research is clear: senior leadership needs to invest in increasing its digital fluency.”

Source: A/NZ businesses still consider IoT & public cloud too risky

Gone in 15 seconds: why faster bank transfers make Australia an even bigger target for email fraud | CSO

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks have become the most lucrative form of cybercrime for increasingly meticulous, strategic criminals – and forthcoming changes in Australian banking settlements will turn local businesses into globally appealing targets, a security executive has warned.

Source: Gone in 15 seconds: why faster bank transfers make Australia an even bigger target for email fraud – CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives