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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Australian data breach statistics revealed in OAIC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Notifiable Data Breaches Report for July to December 2021, revealing some surprising results around breach disclosure in Australia.
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ClearView
Australia's OAIC orders Clearview AI to delete all images of Australians in landmark privacy win
Clearview AI does not comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and ‘interfered with the privacy of Australian invidividuals’.
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Mimecast
Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – 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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Firewall
Organisations still not getting cybersecurity fundamentals right - Wavelink
Research shows that nearly 60% of organisations that suffered a data breach in the two years between 2016 and 2018 fell victim to a known vulnerability with patches available.
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Data breach
Finance breaches highlight need for internal cyber vigilance - Bitglass
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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GDPR
Key threats businesses must be vigilant against – LogRhythm
At home and abroad, companies anticipate cyber-crime will be the most disruptive economic crime of 2019 and 2020.
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Passwords
NDB report: Stronger authentication practices needed
The Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) has released the latest quarterly report on the notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
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Data breach
Expert comment: Latest NDB report shows Aus is being targeted
The OIAC received 262 notifications in the three months, the highest number since the commencement of the NDB scheme.
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Phishing
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.