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ACSC / Australian Cyber Security Centre stories

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Zadara completes IRAP process, expands availability in Australia
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Zadara, an international cloud service provider, completes Australia's Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), enhancing its expansion into the country.
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Okta attains IRAP security status for Australian government use
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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Okta, a leading identity partner, achieves an IRAP-protected-level assessment, strengthening the Australian Government's trust in modern Identity solutions by reinforcing security against cyber threats.
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Tenable Solutions passes IRAP assessment for optimal cyber security
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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acsc
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critical infrastructure
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australian signals directorate
Tenable Solutions successfully passes a PROTECTED level IRAP assessment, reinforcing its commitment to top cyber security standards.
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Rising cybersecurity threats prompt shift from traditional password methods
Mon, 27th Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
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cybersecurity
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt a shift from traditional, vulnerable password methods to phishing-resistant authentication solutions.
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Zimperium launches Australia's first sovereign-hosted MTD capabilities
Wed, 8th Nov 2023
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smartphones
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endpoint protection
Zimperium has launched Australia's first sovereign-hosted mobile threat defence service, enhancing national cybersecurity efforts.
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LOTL cyber attack technique growing in popularity
Thu, 25th May 2023
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malware
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ai security
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cybersecurity
'Living off the land' cyberattack techniques are growing in popularity, according to Tony Jarvis, Director of Enterprise Security at Darktrace.
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Ransomware BianLian changes tactics, focusing on extortion
Thu, 25th May 2023
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ransomware
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ai security
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cybersecurity
BianLian ransomware group shifts focus to data extortion, targeting Australian and US companies and critical infrastructure, warns cybersecurity advisory.
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AUCloud appoints Rafe Berding as Chief Marketing Officer
Mon, 20th Mar 2023
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cios
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australian government
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digital engagement
Australia's sovereign cloud provider, AUCloud, has appointed Rafe Berding as their new Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the company's market strategy.
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Australians want better cybersecurity: Palo Alto Networks
Tue, 27th Dec 2022
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firewall
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
The latest research by Palo Alto Networks and Savanta indicates that most Australians need more confidence in Australia's cyber security capabilities.
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How managed detection and response can bolster security in an increased threat landscape
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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The digital operating environment has made doing business easier, yet this dependence has opened the floodgates for malicious cyberattacks.
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How leaders can safeguard customer data against today's new threats
Wed, 9th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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data protection
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phishing
Australian businesses lost over $33 billion to cyber attacks in 2021. The government is considering fines of up to $50 million for data breaches.
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Making cyber security and data privacy a big issue for small businesses
Wed, 19th Oct 2022
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telstra
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optus
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privacy
Optus and Telstra cyber attacks highlight the threat to Australian small businesses. Awareness and action must be taken to prevent devastating damage.
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CyberCX aims to help AU businesses achieve Essential 8 compliance
Thu, 13th Oct 2022
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managed services
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cx
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endpoint protection
The E8 are a set of priority mitigations recommended by the Australian Cyber Security Centre as the most effective controls against cyber threats.
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Workday completes IRAP and gains FedRAMP authorisation
Mon, 18th Jul 2022
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big data
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payroll systems
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bi
Workday achieves IRAP Protected level assessment, enabling customers to process data in compliance with Australian government policies.
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Barracuda customises training to fit ACSC Essential Eight
Wed, 6th Jul 2022
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firewall
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it training
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advanced persistent threat protection
Barracuda's Security Awareness Training now aligns with the ACSC's Essential Eight to help Australian businesses combat cyber threats.
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ACSC warns businesses to defend themselves against Russian cyber attacks
Wed, 2nd Mar 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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phishing
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned Australian businesses to urgently protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity.
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Vulnerabilities pose danger to SonicWall SMA 100 remote access appliances
Thu, 20th Jan 2022
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security vulnerabilities
SonicWall and Australia’s ACSC are urging all businesses using SonicWall SMA 100 Series appliances to patch the devices as soon as possible.
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State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Fri, 19th Jun 2020
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malware
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cybersecurity
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cios
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
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AWS awarded protected level certification by the ACSC
Thu, 24th Jan 2019
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hyperscale
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public cloud
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cloud services
AWS gains ACSC 'protected' status, boosting Australian data security.
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ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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australian government
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acsc
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australian signals directorate
Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
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ACSC's chief welcomes Sydney's newest Security Operations Centre
Fri, 6th Apr 2018
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multi-cloud
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the missing link
Sydney’s North Shore is now home to one of the country’s newest Security Operations Centres (SOCs), which opened in Artarmon this morning.
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Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
Tue, 6th Mar 2018
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microsoft
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phishing
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email security
Australia needs at least another 500 more cyber graduates to meet existing demand for cybersecurity as CISOs tackle the shortage.
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Cisco ASA appliances at risk of denial of service exploit
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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cisco
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cios
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exploits
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued an official alert to those who use Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
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ACSC Threat Report highlights real-world effects of cyber attacks
Mon, 16th Oct 2017
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ddos
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malware
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managed services
he organisation says that amongst all the usual security culprits, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have set new records.