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Ransomware continues to target Australians

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is asking Australians to remain vigilant of ransomware and the damage it can cause. The Centre is urging all Australians, including businesses owners and operators to patch their systems. ‘Ransomware continues to be … read more

Thirteen High Impact IOS vulnerabilities outlined by Cisco

This week Cisco Systems released its semi-annual Software Security Advisory Report detailing a number of vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software. Cisco, a manufacturer of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment, … read more

Team cyber expands as Aus Digital Council begins

Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility as we work together to share and use the information that builds communities and strengthens our families, businesses and governments. To improve the use of public sector data and develop better digital services for … read more

US urges cyber vigilance after Hurricane Florence

Fraudsters often try to exploit our willingness to help those in need, as Australians have experienced in the aftermath of devastating cyclones. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC) in the United States has warned users and … read more

Strengthening cyber security across the Pacific

As the digital economy expands across the Pacific, cyber criminals are extending their reach into the lives of our neighbours. Amid this more complex cyber ecosystem, a broader concept of security that includes cyber security has been affirmed by the … read more

Who will be Australia’s next Boss of the SOC?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Splunk are teaming up this week to host Australia’s largest ever cyber security challenge. Challenging their defensive skills, 350 cyber security analysts and engineers from industry, academia and government will … read more

Apache advises urgent patching of Struts

Developers, organisations and companies are being urged to upgrade Apache Struts today to ensure critical infrastructure and customer data is not put at risk. The new remote code execution vulnerability affects all supported versions of Apache Struts 2, Apache … read more

What's up with WhatsApp?

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has more than a billion users, including 6 million Australians, which makes it a popular hunting ground for cyber criminals and misinformation merchants alike. As a result, the company, which is owned by social media platform … read more

Five Eyes on the cyber beat

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States have reaffirmed a collective resolve to protect us from cyber criminals. Home Affairs, Homeland Security, Public Safety and Immigration Ministers from the Five Eyes countries met on the … read more

A new approach to cyber security in Australia

Threats to our cyber safety and security are intensifying as cyber criminals target our homes, businesses, phones and computers, infrastructure and community. Now working from new purpose-built headquarters, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is … read more

New Intel recommendations for L1TF vulnerability

Intel has released new recommendations for processors affected by a vulnerability called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) to help you protect yourself against the theft of information. These vulnerabilities, if not protected against, could in some circumstances let … read more

New Google Chrome update to highlight website security

A new version of Google Chrome is now available that marks websites that don’t use HTTPS encryption as ‘not secure’. The ACSC advises all website owners to configure their website to serve web content only via the encrypted HTTPS protocol, and not via the … read more