An investigation by Guardian Australia has uncovered a serious privacy breach and privacy concerns for all Australian Medicare Card holders.
In a series of blog pieces, we will be exploring several of these Security projects which we believe will shape our clients strategic view of security and risk over the next 12-18 months. First up, if you can only do one thing in the next 12 months, implement an intelligent approach to vulnerability management as a project.
Having our heads buried in application security most days, we find that if you are not careful, you can get very technical about application security and forget about the people, money, risk and business priorities side of security. Let me explain that for a moment. Like in everything in life, security is also not black and white, rather shades of grey – what may be perfectly adequate in one scenario may be a big no, no in another.
On 7th September 2017, Equifax, a US Atlanta based credit rating company, released a press release that the company had suffered a massive data breach impacting 143 million American’s. The then former CEO Richard Smith said the hack was his number one worry, and as the story unfolded, the breach has been marked as the worst data breach in US history.
We all know that there is much that can be done to improve an organisation's Cyber Security posture but it can be overwhelming when you look at the big picture. We see this everyday. As we work with our clients, for those who are at the start of their their journey, we try to instill the importance good cybersecurity posture and why cyber should be a live conversation across all levels of the organisation, from the board, right through to the coalface.
The Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme will come into effect February 2018. Find out how it will affect your organisation, what you need to know and take advantage of our security checklist to ensure your organisation is ready for the changes planned.