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Experts weigh in on Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches scheme
Australia’s new mandatory data breach disclosure law has already shown just how regularly organisations are experiencing data breaches.
The 475-day siege: APAC firms' breach detection times are getting worse
“Defenders have to get it right every single time, while threat actors only need to get it right once.”
SURVEY: 70% of customers would leave a business after a breach
A recent study from Gemalto proves it’s not just data that is lost following a breach – you’ll lose most of your customers too.
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
Beyond the breach: How to preserve your customers’ trust
Transactions happen online between two entities that will never see each other. This means trust matters even more as physical interactions disappear.
Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
Expert: Farce involving Russia’s US elections breach needs resolving
Multiple US officials have announced the intelligence community had evidence that states had been compromised by Russia but didn't tell anyone.
Australian CIOs well aware of internal security risks and plan to do more
The battle of the breach continues to play out and at least 87% of Australian CIOs have experienced a breach in their own company.
EU companies least prepared for GDPR with just 26% fully compliant
Despite the low level of compliance, Forrester Research says these numbers are in fact 'encouraging' for a number of reasons.
Breach prevention better than cure for NDB regulations, says Aleron
“Prevention is definitely better than cure in this case," says security consultant.
Equifax ushers new CISO as breach fallout continues
Equifax has ushered in a new chief information security officer as the fallout continues from the company’s massive US data breach last year.
Surprise - the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games were hacked
Games organisers have reportedly admitted that its servers had been attacked, forcing them to shut down the official website.
Now's the time for Aussie firms to review their security, say vendors
Australians simply aren’t prepared for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, even just with less than two weeks to go before the scheme takes effect.
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
Expert opinion: Three simple ways to prevent data loss
IBM estimates the cost of a data breach is $3.62m, highlighting the importance of encryption - COMPAREX UK's expert on the matter provides his advice.
Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
Applying best practice identification to prepare for Notifiable Data Breaches
The NDB scheme will mean businesses could be facing penalties of up to $360,000 for individuals and $1.8 million for body corportates.
NSW hacker to appear in court seven months after GoGet data breach
Popular car sharing service GoGet has been hit by a massive data breach that may affect all users who joined prior to July 27, 2017.
Why the C-suite must not be exempt from cyber defense training
Some C-suite executives do not think they need training or education to spot attacks because they don’t think they would ever fall for an attack.
How businesses can prepare for the Notifiable Data Breaches legislation
Australian organisations are likely to embrace mandatory data breach reporting requirements and most businesses believe it should be mandatory.
Singapore Cybersecurity Challenge winners laud UK 'Masterclass' experience
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has congratulated participants in last year’s Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass Finals.
How digitisation is changing the security landscape
Australia’s complex mandatory data breach notification laws coming into effect in February. The security pressures of the digital age are evident.
£400k fine: Is it big enough for Carphone Warehouse’s huge data breach?
The retailer has received a £400k fine after 'striking' security issues & systemic failures led to its 2015 breach - but experts say it's not enough.