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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner stories

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Data Privacy Day: Vectra AI emphasises a proactive approach
Last month
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big data
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data protection
In celebration of International Data Privacy Day, Vectra AI's Chris Fisher stresses the need for organisations to take a proactive stance in improving data protection measures.
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Malicious attacks leading source of data breaches
Thu, 2nd Mar 2023
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breach prevention
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Businesses need to keep their prevention and detection technologies top of mind by ensuring that they have the appropriate protective controls in place.
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Australian data breach statistics revealed in OAIC report
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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cloud services
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finance, leasing & rental
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breach prevention
Australia's data breach report reveals an increase in notifications, with attacks and human error taking the blame.
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Australia's OAIC orders Clearview AI to delete all images of Australians in landmark privacy win
Mon, 8th Nov 2021
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surveillance
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biometrics
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privacy
Clearview AI does not comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and ‘interfered with the privacy of Australian invidividuals’.
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Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
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Organisations still not getting cybersecurity fundamentals right - Wavelink
Fri, 6th Dec 2019
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mfa
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patching
Survey: 60% of data breaches linked to unpatched known flaws.
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Finance breaches highlight need for internal cyber vigilance - Bitglass
Wed, 18th Sep 2019
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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retail
The financial services sector reported the second-highest number of data breaches in the 12-month period covered by the latest OIAC report.
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Key threats businesses must be vigilant against – LogRhythm
Mon, 8th Jul 2019
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cios
At home and abroad, companies anticipate cyber-crime will be the most disruptive economic crime of 2019 and 2020.
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NDB report: Stronger authentication practices needed
Tue, 14th May 2019
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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mfa
The Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) has released the latest quarterly report on the notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
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Expert comment: Latest NDB report shows Aus is being targeted
Thu, 7th Feb 2019
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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The OIAC received 262 notifications in the three months, the highest number since the commencement of the NDB scheme.
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Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
Wed, 31st Oct 2018
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firewall
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network management
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cloud services
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.