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Cybersecurity
Australians have mixed feelings on cybersecurity priorities according to new PWC research
Australians have been found to have seemingly mixed priorities when it comes to cybersecurity, a new study by PWC has revealed. 
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Privacy
OPC finds leading cause of privacy breaches is human error
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says, “We are seeing clear patterns emerging since mandatory reporting of serious privacy breaches came into effect with the Privacy Act 2020 on 1 December last year.”
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
New study shows IT decision-makers think organisations compromise cybersecurity in favour of other goals
A new study by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 90% of IT decision-makers believe organisations compromise on cybersecurity in favour of other goals within their business.
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Artificial Intelligence
Millions of police records are accidentally deleted — what are the lessons?
Data breaches are not always avoidable, but they can be mitigated if the right technology tools are applied. 
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Dark web
Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
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Data breach
Aquila Technology customers urged to change passwords after data breach
A data breach of the Lower Hutt retailer's systems may have compromised customers’ personal and credit card information.
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Reserve Bank
Privacy Commissioner issues compliance notice to Reserve Bank following 2020 cyber attack
"It is necessary to publicly acknowledge the steps being taken by the Bank, to provide assurance to the public that these issues are being addressed," says Commissioner.
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Cybersecurity
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing. 
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Data breach
Beware the top three blind spots that precede cloud data breaches
The ability to correlate individual events/alerts over time into an attack ‘storyline’ can help mitigate major cloud security blind spots.
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Cybersecurity
DHBs refuse to release information on cyber security systems
The country's district health boards are refusing to release reviews done of their cyber security systems, seven weeks after the Waikato DHB was struck by ransomware attackers.
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Cloud
LinkedIn data from 700 million users for sale on hacking forum
LinkedIn is facing its second leak in two months, this time with the data of 700 million users posted online.  
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Cybersecurity
Data breaches enabling blackmail, extortion and intellectual property theft
Data breaches and cyberattacks are no longer just an online issue.
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Encryption
Enterprises prioritise customer data protection but continue to leave it exposed
“Breaches of personal information strike at the heart of the relationship between enterprises and their customers."
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Cybersecurity
Data transparency increasingly important, Kaspersky study states
“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed."
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Big Data
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
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Government
Ministry of Defence reports 546 potential data breaches over the year
In total there were 546 reported incidents of potential data breaches in the most recent financial year, up from 463 in the previous year (2018/19).
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Data breach
UPDATED: RBNZ ascribes data breach to third-party file sharing service
“The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information,” says RBNZ Governor.
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DDoS
The retailer safety guide for the world of online shopping
Are you an online retailer? This guide details the threats that you need to be aware of to keep safe in the biggest ever year of online shopping.
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Cybersecurity
Kroll expands data breach notification support for AU businesses
“Australian organisations operating in different markets require support across several geographical regions and working knowledge of data breach notification in each region.”
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Breach Prevention
The three-pronged security approach that confronts security breaches head-on
Having these three processes working in tandem is key to cushioning the blow of a breach - which, if insufficiently protected, can take on average 279 days to contain and costs an average of almost US$4 million.
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Cybersecurity
The most popular usernames of all time revealed
Interestingly, usernames one would think might be quite common, such as admin or user, did not make the list of the 200 most popular usernames.
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Cybersecurity
New data reveals correlation between cyber attacks and work from home initiatives
“Our fundamental shift to working remotely has dramatically underscored the need for comprehensive security, as well as IT guidance and training to avoid breaches."
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Commerce Commission
ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
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IBM
Data breaches costing companies millions - could incident response help?
On average, data breaches cost companies $3.86 million per breach, with compromised employee accounts the most expensive root cause.