Optus Hack Could Result in Revamp of Australia’s Data Laws

Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has said that a breach of up to 9.8 million Australians’ personal data was facilitated via the telecoms giant’s improper system protections as ‘sloppy’ and ‘misinformation’. This development happened after Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said that the telco had left the door open to a ‘basic’ hack, according […]

Singapore and Australia Sign MoU Against Digital Scams

Singapore’s IMDA and Australia’s ACMA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperative efforts between both countries against digital scams and spam. Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA, and the Chair of ACMA, Nerida O’ Loughlin, signed the MoU on July 18 2022 at a physical signing ceremony in Singapore. The MoU […]

Security Solutions provider Traka launches Experience Centres in Australia & South Africa

Traka, a global provider of intelligent management solutions in key and equipment, has launched its first Experience Centres. These are located in two strategic locations within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) division – Brisbane, in Australia and Johannesburg, in South Africa, the company said. The Centres will serve as an environment for […]

Australian Govt Designs New plan to protect against Ransomware Attacks

The Scott Morrison Government has chalked out a new action plan to protect the community and economy from ransomware attacks, announcing new criminal offences, tougher penalties and a mandatory reporting regime as part of a new and comprehensive Ransomware Action Plan. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said individuals, businesses, and critical infrastructure across Australia […]

PwC Australia to Acquire Information Security provider WebSecure Technologies

In a move that strengthens its cyber security-related offerings, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia is set to acquire Sydney-based information security and risk management provider WebSecure Technologies Australia. WebSecure Technologies specialises in implementing digital identity and privileged access management (PAM) solutions, providing an end-to-end offering, including licensing, implementation, maintenance and support, as well as ongoing operational managed […]