Tag archives: Cyber Security

Cyber Security GLOBAL FAST FOUR – Friday 28th April 2017

In this article we give a wrap-up of four recent events in the cyber and data breach space, both locally and internationally. Australia-China cybersecurity agreement On 24 April 2017, the Government announced its plan to work alongside China towards enhancing cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries. The agreement follows a meeting between Prime Minister Turnbull … Continue reading

ASX100 Cyber Health Check Report: more work needed to improve resilience

The ASX has recently released the much anticipated report on the results of its 2016 Cyber Health Check Survey for ASX100 companies. The report seeks to provide Australian organisations with a baseline so that Boards can better understand how their peers are responding to the opportunities afforded by the digital economy and managing their exposure … Continue reading

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill passes Parliament – soon to become law

The long anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) has passed through the Parliament and is soon to become law. First introduced into Parliament on 19 October 2016, the Bill was debated in the House of Representatives before being passed on 7 February 2017. Subsequently the Bill was debated in the Senate, … Continue reading

How to protect your business from cyber threats

Cyber-attacks pose the second largest risk to the economic prosperity of Australia’s major cities, according to a joint report by Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge. Sydney is proportionately more exposed than New York, Los Angeles, Paris and London, with 17.51% of its total GDP vulnerable to cyber-attacks. To put it in perspective, the risk … Continue reading

2016 Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill – latest update

After much anticipation, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into the Parliament on 19 October 2016.  If passed, organisations and Commonwealth government agencies subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will be required to notify affected individuals and the Australian Privacy Commissioner of ‘eligible data breaches’.  This affects Commonwealth … Continue reading