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Ransomware
ACSC warns businesses to defend themselves against Russian cyber attacks
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned Australian businesses to urgently protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity. 
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SonicWall
Vulnerabilities pose danger to SonicWall SMA 100 remote access appliances
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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Cybersecurity
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
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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Cloud Security
AWS awarded protected level certification by the ACSC
“Cloud technology is in huge demand, and in line with that, the ACSC is also evolving its programs to continue lifting cybersecurity standards across the whole Australian economy."
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Australian Government
ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
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Security Operations Centre / SOC
ACSC's chief welcomes Sydney's newest Security Operations Centre
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
Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
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
Cisco ASA appliances at risk of denial of service exploit
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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Phishing
ACSC Threat Report highlights real-world effects of cyber attacks
he organisation says that amongst all the usual security culprits, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have set new records.
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Cisco
ACSC confirms backdoor attacks on Aussie firms through Cisco switches & routers
Hackers may be collecting configuration files from Cisco routers and switches used by a number of Australian organisations.
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Ransomware
NotPetya ransomworm knows no boundaries - A/NZ firms affected
Ransomware knows no boundaries: That's the lesson coming from the NotPetya attack that, despite starting in Europe, has spread to A/NZ.