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Medicare and PBS dataset pulled after re-identification concerns

The Australian Department of Health has confirmed an issue within a Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme dataset published on, but said no patient information is compromised.

Brandis to criminalise re-identifying anonymous data under Privacy Act

The Australian government will introduce amendments to the Privacy Act to criminalise the re-identification of de-identified data, with the law to take effect from Wednesday.

Pilgrim finally gets nod as Australian Information Commissioner

After being on a series of rolling temporary appointments since July last year, Timothy Pilgrim is set to take on the mantle of Australian Information Commissioner alongside his role as Australian Privacy Commissioner.

How Can We Stop ‘ROP’ Cyberattacks?

IBM recently announced a software-oriented solution to help eradicate attacks by return-oriented programming (ROP) malware. ROP malware is a significant and growing problem in the industry. Crafty hackers will use snippets of code from other trusted programs and stitch them together to create their attacks. Show More Summary

Will mobile security fall to the platform providers?

"Historically, we've expected that everyone on a device would protect themselves," but that just doesn't make sense, argues Adrian Ludwig, lead engineer for Android security at Google.

Disclosure investigations newest narrative in enterprise breach forensics

Enterprises risk becoming part perpetrator based on their reporting on hacks

Where ransomware goes next: Your phone, your TV, your servers

Cyber-cops list cryptoware as their 'dominant concern' and warn that it will target more devices and aim for higher-value targets.

HP told: Disarm printer ink 'self-destruct sequence' blocking third-party cartridges

Digital rights group EFF has launched a campaign to get HP to reverse its new technical block on non-HP and refilled ink cartridges.

‘McAfee Labs Threats Report’ Offers Primer on Security Data Science, Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning

Analytics, big data, automation, and machine learning are all terms we use when talking about the future of cybersecurity. As the volume of security data increases, data science will become an important weapon to disrupt adversaries....Show More Summary

Google tackles XSS scripting flaws with new developer tools

The tech giant has released a set of new tools to help developers tackle common XSS vulnerabilities.

What is ransomware? 1 in 3 small businesses 'clueless' to the danger

New research suggests that SMBs have a long way to go before getting up to speed with today's cyberthreats.

ASX completes blockchain trading platform prototype

The ASX has completed a prototype post-trade solution using blockchain technology, and is looking to make a final decision on whether to implement it at the end of 2017.

Australia scrapes fourth on APAC cyber maturity scale

Australia has jumped Singapore to come fourth on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's annual cyber maturity metric, but the country needs to act on its Cyber Security Policy promises to maintain its position.

How the FBI defends against insider threats

Process, culture and employee trust are critical to deterring insider threats, according to FBI CISO Arlette hart.

Automation, AI among key takeaways for security execs, ecosystem

At Structure Security, automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence were key themes. Here's a look at the key takeaways.

Yahoo's delay in reporting hack "unacceptable," say senators

The lawmakers asked how it took two years to discover the "large intrusion."

Virlock ransomware can now use the cloud to spread, say researchers

A new strain of this two-year-old ransomware takes advantage of users syncing and sharing to spread infected files through their network.

Mozilla to China's WoSign: We'll kill Firefox trust in you after mis-issued GitHub certs

Mozilla has proposed to stop trusting new digital certificates from Chinese certificate authority WoSign for one year.

SecBI network security firm raises $5m to tap US, European market

The startup will use the investment to launch its debut security solutions in the US and Europe.

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