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Australian companies kicking security own-goals as military data theft highlights escalating cyber risk

Revelations that 30GB of sensitive Australian military data were exfiltrated from a subcontractor have underscored the risk faced by Australian companies that continue to leave themselves exposed by failing to employ “established and relatively straightforward cyber security measures”, the federal government’s peak cybersecurity body has warned as new data points confirms that local businesses are seeing increasing losses to cyber-attackers.

David Braue | 06 Nov | Read more

License-photo matching “straightforward” as face-recognition targets live crowds and financial transactions

The controversial application of face-recognition technology to millions of Australian driver’s license photos is a “relatively small database” in global terms, according to a biometrics executive who says today’s face-recognition algorithms are fast enough to scan thousands of faces at a time and robust enough to secure everyday financial transactions.

David Braue | 11 Oct | Read more

With PCI DSS proving too hard, can Australian companies do better on GDPR?

Australian companies will need to be better at compliance with the European Union’s new data privacy protections than they are at complying with PCI DSS financial-data security regulations, according to new figures that confirm executives are unhappy with their compliance progress and validate consumers’ concerns that businesses are not protecting their confidential data adequately.

David Braue | 05 Sep | Read more

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