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Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
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A $1 million cybersecurity training initiative between Microsoft, National Australia Bank, and CITT aims to bolster security understanding for small businesses and equip students with practical industry experience in Victoria.
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Okta welcomes Essential 8 push for phishing resistant authentication
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
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okta
Okta commends Australia's Essential 8 cybersecurity framework for its push for phishing-resistant Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), aiming to bolster defence against cyber threats.
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Lacework lands IRAP for cloud safety platform
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public cloud
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aws
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cloud services
Sydney's Lacework earns the IRAP certification for its cloud security platform, underscoring its commitment to security in cloud environments.
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Exposure management: a strategic ally in essential eight cybersecurity resilience
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ransomware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
In response to the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, the Australian Signals Directorate has revised its Essential Eight Maturity Model (E8MM), incorporating exposure management to proactively identify and prioritise risks, aiding businesses in effectively defending against cyber attacks.
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ASD updates Essential Eight, strengthens phishing-resistant MFA requirements
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testing
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martech
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commerce systems
The Australian Signals Directorate has revised the Essential Eight Maturity Model, lowering the bar for organisations and amplifying phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication requirements to fortify cyber breach prevention.
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Australia aims to become global cybersecurity leader by 2030
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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mfa
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cyber attacks
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australian government
Australia intensifies its cybersecurity measures with ambitions of becoming a global frontrunner in digital protection initiatives by 2030.
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Tenable Solutions passes IRAP assessment for optimal cyber security
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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acsc
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critical infrastructure
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australian signals directorate
Tenable Solutions successfully passes a PROTECTED level IRAP assessment, reinforcing its commitment to top cyber security standards.
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Exabeam completes protected level IRAP assessment in Australia
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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cloud services
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siem
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compliance
Exabeam has successfully passed an IRAP assessment at the Protected level for its Security Operations Platform in Australia.
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Rising cybersecurity threats prompt shift from traditional password methods
Mon, 27th Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
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cybersecurity
Rising cybersecurity threats prompt a shift from traditional, vulnerable password methods to phishing-resistant authentication solutions.
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Boomi completes independent assessment under IRAP framework
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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cloud services
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ipaas
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boomi
Boomi has announced the completion of its independent assessment for cloud security controls under the Government's IRAP framework.
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Building on the ‘Essential Eight’ with a people-centric approach to cybersecurity
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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iot
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breach prevention
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security vulnerabilities
Organisations often combat threats by placing too much emphasis on technology alone and too little emphasis on people and their behaviour.
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NEXTGEN appoints Mick Lehmann as General Manager Government
Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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public sector
Former military Colonel and Splunk executive, Mick Lehmann, joins NEXTGEN as GM Government, with a focus on investing and growing public sector business.
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Adobe Sign completes Australian IRAP security assessment
Mon, 14th Jun 2021
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creative technologies
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adobe
Adobe Sign secures IRAP certification, ensuring high levels of information security for digital and e-signatures.
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Five security priorities to consider with a remote workforce
Tue, 5th May 2020
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cloud services
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wfh
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wireless networks
Recently, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) issued a warning over the usage of insecure video conferencing apps, citing security concerns.
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Breaking down the ASD’s “top four” strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents
Mon, 18th Jun 2018
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cybersecurity
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pam
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flexera
We take a deep dive into the absolute essential aspects of a robust security strategy, as outlined by the Australian government.
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ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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australian government
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australian signals directorate
Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
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ASPI demystifies Australia's 'offensive cyber' capabilities
Tue, 10th Apr 2018
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offensive security
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australian signals directorate
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cyber warfare
What does Australia’s offensive cyber capabilities actually involve? It seems that many people may have the wrong idea.
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Microsoft officially awarded with “Protected” data certification
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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cloud services
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microsoft
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public cloud
25 of Microsoft Azure services and 10 Office 365 services have received the certification from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).
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ASD grants Dimension Data the power to host 'protected' government information
Tue, 27th Feb 2018
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cloud security
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iaas
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dimension data
Dimension Data Australia will now be able to provide cloud security services to the Australian Government for protected data.
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Why NDB compliance starts with the “essential” security basics
Tue, 9th Jan 2018
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pam
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phishing
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email security
Ivanti talk about the upcoming ramifications of the Notifiable Data Breaches act, and the simple things you can do to prepare.
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Exclusive interview: emt Distribution tells where to find the gold in security
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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ransomware
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resellers
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nz
Some security technologies are providing 'enormous' opportunities for resellers across Australia and New Zealand. emt tells where to find the gold.
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Additional Microsoft services certified to handle 'sensitive' data
Tue, 27th Jun 2017
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cloud services
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digital transformation
The ASD has formally certified 40 Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services for inclusion on its Certified Cloud Services List.