18
Nov 19

Cyber Security in Australian Universities

You’ve heard about the recent cyber attacks on Australian Universities stemming from foreign bodies but the statistics are elusive at best. We did the hard work to find the most important facts to know about this new era of cyber espionage. Download the high quality version here: cyber security info (1) The Cyber Security for … Continue reading Cyber Security in Australian Universities

08
Oct 19

Will new taskforce put the lock on university data?

Following a year of prolific cyber attacks on Australian Universities, a new federal government taskforce will address resilience against foreign interference.  Containing equal representation from universities and government agencies, the University Foreign Interference Taskforce will have a core focus on ensuring universities are “resilient to unauthorised access, manipulation, disruption or damage”. The cyber security working … Continue reading Will new taskforce put the lock on university data?

18
Jul 19

Universities face cyber security deficit

Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information.  An attack on a major Australian university last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 19 years but was only detected in June this year.  The Vice-Chancellor said there was unauthorised access to significant … Continue reading Universities face cyber security deficit

20
Jun 19

Cyber attacks affecting universities globally – Are you prepared?

The recent cyber attacks on major Australian Universities have other institutions across the country preparing for similar events. ANU hit the headlines earlier this month, and now ACU has become the latest institute to suffer a breach when staff fell victim to a phishing scam. Both of these incidents have amplified the need for universities to … Continue reading Cyber attacks affecting universities globally – Are you prepared?

15
Oct 18

Trending News: Cyber Insurance

Author:Ash Natesh

Insurers say cyber insurance underwriting is profitable for now By PwC Insurance Journal Carriers say that cyber insurance is quite profitable for them at the moment, and a majority are also using reinsurance to manage their exposures, PwC found in a global survey of specialist writers. The consulting firm’s survey found that 80 percent of … Continue reading Trending News: Cyber Insurance

02
Dec 15

Auditing Dynamic Risks – What is the Best Approach?

The role of the Audit Executive in financial services is not an easy one. The days of auditing relatively straightforward “core” risks are long gone. Traditional financial audits, regulatory compliance audits and common operational audits, where methodologies and audit plans are clear and established, simply do not apply to today’s era where risks are extremely … Continue reading Auditing Dynamic Risks – What is the Best Approach?

20
Jul 15

Defeating Cyber Security Threats Before They Arrive

There is literally daily evidence that as defenders, we are losing the fight against those that attack our cyber security. It is a concerning picture within the realm of software alone. Consider also potential hardware-based threats stemming from sources such as ICT supply chain insecurity and the picture is dire.  It is recognised by many … Continue reading Defeating Cyber Security Threats Before They Arrive

24
Jun 15

Haven’t Carried Out a Cyber Resilience ‘Health Check’? You Could be in Breach of Regulations

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) released a report called ‘Cyber Resilience: Health Check’ in March of this year, outlining a number of approaches that can be taken to improve cyber resilience. If you are an entity regulated by ASIC, you actually have legal and compliance obligations requiring you to review and update your … Continue reading Haven’t Carried Out a Cyber Resilience ‘Health Check’? You Could be in Breach of Regulations