Leading cyber security expert Professor Matthew Warren has joined RMIT University and will establish a new cyber security research centre focusing on the needs of business and industry. Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne, deputy pro vice-chancellor (research and innovation) in the College of Business and Law, said she was excited to welcome someone with such an outward … Continue reading RMIT to establish new cyber security research centre
Early data has shown that the 50 per cent cut to TAFE fees implemented by the Western Australian government has boosted student enrolments by 20 per cent, with strong results for engineering and cyber security courses. The fee reduction has now commenced for 34 priority courses. The courses have been targeted to align with emerging … Continue reading Reduced TAFE course fees in WA having positive impact on enrolment
Deakin University is to become the first Australian university to offer fully-accredited qualifications in cyber security, with five degrees and masters programs receiving recognition from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australia’s peak body for technology professionals. ACS, the only body in Australia with the power to accredit IT courses, has recently added cyber security to … Continue reading Deakin University cyber security courses first to receive accreditation
ABB and other leaders in the field of industrial cybersecurity have joined together in a new alliance to provide a technical and organisational framework for safe and secure operational technology (OT). The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) aims to bridge dangerous gaps in security for OT and critical infrastructures and industrial control systems (ICS). … Continue reading New cybersecurity alliance forms to develop OT guidelines
US company KnowBe4 has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its Australia-New Zealand headquarters. KnowBe4 is the latest cyber company to invest in Victoria and follows in the footsteps of Mimecast, Leidos and CT4. “Opening a new office in Melbourne is a strategic move to expand KnowBe4’s global footprint in a new region,” … Continue reading Cyber security company KnowBe4 to set up HQ in Melbourne
Researchers from CSIRO’s Data61 and Macquarie University, in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and University of Sydney have developed a comprehensive dataset of the global cybersecurity threat landscape to enable cybersecurity specialists to derive new insights and predict future malicious online activity. Announced at D+61 LIVE in Sydney, FinalBlacklist is reportedly the first and largest … Continue reading CSIRO Data61 researchers develop publicly available cybersecurity dataset
The Victorian government has announced more than $940,000 to support cutting-edge cyber security training and equipment under its Regional and Specialist Training Fund. State Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus to announce the funding, which is to assist FedUni TAFE … Continue reading Vic government funds cyber security training
The federal government will provide $8.5 million in funding for Australia’s cyber security sector in the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply. “Australia’s … Continue reading Cyber security sector to receive $8.5 million in federal government funding
RMIT University has developed a new cybersecurity course in partnership with industry to arm people with the skills needed to protect their digital assets. According to a report from AustCyber, Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, Australia’s cybersecurity sector is facing a severe skills shortage costing the nation more than $400 million in lost revenue … Continue reading New cybersecurity course developed to boost industry asset protection
Researchers at Monash University are part of an international team that has developed a world-first blockchain system that can successfully defend malicious activity by attackers who possess more than half of the system’s computing power. The system, RepuCoin, introduces the concept of “reputation” to blockchain, effectively making it thousands of times more expensive to attack … Continue reading Researchers develop more secure blockchain system
The energy management and automation company, Schneider Electric, has announced the latest version of its award-winning software, EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation (PSO). Designed to provide real-time vision and control for timely response, this newest addition to the EcoStruxure Power edge control portfolio keeps demanding operations running with new levels of speed and situational awareness. Power … Continue reading Schneider Electric releases latest version of its SCADA software
The Western Australian government will invest $3.7 million in capital works to improve training facilities in the areas of automation, cybersecurity, health, social assistance, and building and construction. The facility enhancements are to take place at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Clarkson and Joondalup campuses. Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) campus will receive a $356,000 upgrade to support the … Continue reading Automation and cybersecurity facility upgrades at Perth’s North Metropolitan TAFE
Schneider Electric has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks to collaborate on providing the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments sectors with advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity solutions and services. According to Schneider Electric, the partnership will enable the company to respond effectively to the demand for effective, operational technology … Continue reading Schneider Electric partners with cyber-security company Nozomi Networks
Malware prevention specialist, Malwarebytes, has announced its 2018 cybersecurity predictions. The company predicts top threats in 2018 will include a rise in browser-based cryptojacking, PowerShell-based attacks, hackers using security software as a back door, adaptive worm functionality and the growing connectivity in all industries, with both the education and healthcare sectors increasingly targeted. The year … Continue reading IoT exploitation on list of cybersecurity worries for 2018
The world’s information security practitioners have given global cyber security readiness a “C-” average with an overall score of 70 per cent, according to a new report from Tenable Network Security.
According to CyberArk, access to privileged accounts information is one of the biggest threats to cyber security for today’s companies.
Schneider Electric has launched its Industrial Cybersecurity Practice in Australia to improve protection for utility, resources and manufacturing industries.
Companies in the Asia-Pacific are the world’s most poorly-protected against cyber attacks, according to a study by US security company Mandiant.
A virus attack on the computer system of one of Melbourne’s largest hospital networks is cause for concern because it affected machines running Microsoft’s Windows XP, an operating system no longer supported by the software giant.
The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report released today, which examines threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, reveals that only 45 per cent of organisations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and resilient campaigns.