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The ACSC is updating partner contact information

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is currently in the process of updating its contact list for our partners. Our cyber community is experiencing rapid change and people are often on the move, falling outside of the information loop. We want to ensure … read more

We all have a stake in cyber security

Australia’s banks, insurers and superannuation funds are an attractive target for cyber criminals, so all financial institutions must be able to handle cyber risks and regularly test their own defences. To help businesses and organisations better protect … read more

UK NCSC releases second Annual Review

On its second anniversary, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published its second Annual Review, highlighting the sustained threat to the UK from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. The report, released on Tuesday 16 … read more

Attribution of a pattern of malicious cyber activity to Russia

The Australian Government has joined international partners to condemn a pattern of malicious cyber activity by Russia targeting political, business, media and sporting institutions worldwide. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Foreign … read more

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security launches

This week the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) officially began operations. The new Centre will support a unified approach to cyber security and build community awareness and education. It will provide expert advice, guidance, services and support on … read more

Facebook security issue affects 50M user accounts

The ACSC is aware of a security issue affecting 50 million Facebook user accounts. A flaw in the “View As” feature allowed attackers to steal Facebook access tokens, which could be used to take over user’s accounts. Access tokens are the … 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

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

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