ACSC / Australian Cyber Security Centre stories
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt shift from traditional password methods
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt a shift from traditional, vulnerable password methods to phishing-resistant authentication solutions.
Zimperium launches Australia's first sovereign-hosted MTD capabilities
Zimperium has launched Australia's first sovereign-hosted mobile threat defence service, enhancing national cybersecurity efforts.
LOTL cyber attack technique growing in popularity
'Living off the land' cyberattack techniques are growing in popularity, according to Tony Jarvis, Director of Enterprise Security at Darktrace.
Ransomware BianLian changes tactics, focusing on extortion
BianLian ransomware group shifts focus to data extortion, targeting Australian and US companies and critical infrastructure, warns cybersecurity advisory.
Australians want better cybersecurity: Palo Alto Networks
The latest research by Palo Alto Networks and Savanta indicates that most Australians need more confidence in Australia's cyber security capabilities.
How managed detection and response can bolster security in an increased threat landscape
The digital operating environment has made doing business easier, yet this dependence has opened the floodgates for malicious cyberattacks.
How leaders can safeguard customer data against today's new threats
Australian businesses lost over $33 billion to cyber attacks in 2021. The government is considering fines of up to $50 million for data breaches.
Making cyber security and data privacy a big issue for small businesses
Optus and Telstra cyber attacks highlight the threat to Australian small businesses. Awareness and action must be taken to prevent devastating damage.
CyberCX aims to help AU businesses achieve Essential 8 compliance
The E8 are a set of priority mitigations recommended by the Australian Cyber Security Centre as the most effective controls against cyber threats.
Workday completes IRAP and gains FedRAMP authorisation
Workday achieves IRAP Protected level assessment, enabling customers to process data in compliance with Australian government policies.
Barracuda customises training to fit ACSC Essential Eight
Barracuda's Security Awareness Training now aligns with the ACSC's Essential Eight to help Australian businesses combat cyber threats.
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.
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.
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.
AWS awarded protected level certification by the ACSC
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been awarded protected certification by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC; allowing Australian organisations to store and process highly sensitive data at the protected security classification level in the AWS APAC region.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
NotPetya ransomworm knows no boundaries - ANZ firms affected
Ransomware knows no boundaries: That's the lesson coming from the NotPetya attack that, despite starting in Europe, has spread to ANZ.