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How managed detection and response can bolster security in an increased threat landscape
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The digital operating environment has made doing business easier, yet this dependence has opened the floodgates for malicious cyberattacks.
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How leaders can safeguard customer data against today's new threats
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In 2021 alone, it is estimated that Australian businesses lost more than $33 billion, with an attack reported every eight minutes to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
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Making cyber security and data privacy a big issue for small businesses
Wed 19 Oct 2022
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Australia has been rocked in recent weeks by the news that two of our biggest, most recognised companies - Optus and Telstra - have fallen victim to a cyber attack.
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CyberCX aims to help AU businesses achieve Essential 8 compliance
Thu 13 Oct 2022
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The E8 are a set of priority mitigations recommended by the Australian Cyber Security Centre as the most effective controls against cyber threats.
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Workday completes IRAP and gains FedRAMP authorisation
Mon 18 Jul 2022
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Workday has completed the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment at the Protected level, allowing its customers to process data in compliance with IRAP guidelines.
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Barracuda customises training to fit ACSC Essential Eight
Wed 6 Jul 2022
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Barracuda has announced that its Security Awareness Training now provides a customised training curriculum in line with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight.
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ACSC warns businesses to defend themselves against Russian cyber attacks
Wed 2 Mar 2022
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The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned Australian businesses to urgently protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity. 
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Vulnerabilities pose danger to SonicWall SMA 100 remote access appliances
Thu 20 Jan 2022
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SonicWall and Australia’s ACSC are urging all businesses using SonicWall SMA 100 Series appliances to patch the devices as soon as possible.
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State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Fri 19 Jun 2020
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
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AWS awarded protected level certification by the ACSC
Thu 24 Jan 2019
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“Cloud technology is in huge demand, and in line with that, the ACSC is also evolving its programs to continue lifting cybersecurity standards across the whole Australian economy."
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ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
Mon 30 Apr 2018
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Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
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ACSC's chief welcomes Sydney's newest Security Operations Centre
Fri 6 Apr 2018
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Sydney’s North Shore is now home to one of the country’s newest Security Operations Centres (SOCs), which opened in Artarmon this morning.
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Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
Tue 6 Mar 2018
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Australia needs at least another 500 more cyber graduates to meet existing demand for cybersecurity as CISOs tackle the shortage.
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Cisco ASA appliances at risk of denial of service exploit
Tue 13 Feb 2018
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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued an official alert to those who use Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
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ACSC Threat Report highlights real-world effects of cyber attacks
Mon 16 Oct 2017
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he organisation says that amongst all the usual security culprits, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have set new records.
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ACSC confirms backdoor attacks on Aussie firms through Cisco switches & routers
Fri 18 Aug 2017
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Hackers may be collecting configuration files from Cisco routers and switches used by a number of Australian organisations.
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NotPetya ransomworm knows no boundaries - ANZ firms affected
Thu 29 Jun 2017
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Ransomware knows no boundaries: That's the lesson coming from the NotPetya attack that, despite starting in Europe, has spread to ANZ.
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