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Get smarter with passwords

Whether you’re an individual or part of an organisation, the data dump of billions of stolen passwords and email addresses is a reminder to take action to protect yourself and your information. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware that the … read more

Combat DNS infrastructure hijacking

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a global Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure hijacking campaign and urges organisations to protect their systems. ‘We encourage administrators to follow best practices, including our Essential … read more

773M accounts affected by ‘Collection #1’ breach

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a significant data breach affecting 773 million email addresses and usernames. Titled ‘Collection #1’, the data breach was made public by Australian cyber security expert Troy Hunt, who identified that a … read more

Has the global MSP hack affected your business?

The global hack of ICT managed service providers, or MSPs, has affected businesses across Australia and the world. MSPs manage IT services and infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, and access their customers’ systems remotely, making them attractive … read more

Don’t get burned by email scams this Summer

At this time of the year, Australia sees its fair share of extreme weather events. From savage storms to raging bushfires, these extreme weather conditions can take place unexpectedly, leaving Australians little time to consider the possibility of being the … read more

Implementing the Essential Eight for MSPs

Following the global compromise of managed service providers or MSPs, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is calling on Australian businesses and individuals to be proactive in implementing better cyber security practices. While no single mitigation … read more

2018 -- Launching into action

Working from new purpose-built headquarters after its official launch in August, the ACSC and its network of Joint Cyber Security Centres (JCSCs) across the country are building on decades of quiet success by Australian agencies. The ACSC, part of the … read more

ACSC advice for MSPs

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is providing assistance to ICT managed service providers (MSPs) in the wake of the global cyber security compromise confirmed by the Australian Government. Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the ACSC and National Cyber … read more

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer vulnerability

Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer after receiving a report from Google about a new vulnerability that is being used in targeted attacks. Security vulnerabilities in applications can be used to execute malicious code on your … read more

Bomb threat email scam targeting Australians

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of bomb threat emails being received by Australians. The emails claim an explosive device has been hidden in the recipient’s premises, and will be detonated unless a ransom is paid in bitcoin. If you receive … read more

Expanded agreement on incident management arrangements

The Council of Australian Governments has today agreed to expanded Cyber Incident Management Arrangements (CIMA), increasing national cyber defences through improved cooperation across jurisdictions. The CIMA outlines the inter-jurisdictional coordination … read more

Inspiring a new generation

Australia’s best young cyber stars have been recognised in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), the nation’s flagship hacking competition for tertiary students. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and industry partners run the challenge to … read more