New WA Cyber Research Centre To Boost Online Security

Australia will boost its national capability in cyber security research, develop and commercialisation with a new cyber security centre in Western Australia. The $140 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre based at Edith Cowan University (ECU) will build Australia’s cyber security abilities and develop solutions to ensure the safety of Australians and businesses. “We want…

Personal Facebook data shared with third parties: EXPERT

How safe is your personal data online? Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the forefront of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data. It is alleged that information was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. However, both firms deny…

New Cyber Node Demonstrates WA’s Cyber Security Strength

WA’s local cyber security industry is set to demonstrate its strength through the establishment of a Western Australian Node of the federally funded AustCyber organisation at the Joondalup Innovation Hub. The WA Node will focus on cybercrime, big data and infrastructure, drawing on current existing cybersecurity strengths at Edith Cowan University. “It’s great to see…

Social Services Minister Calls for Inquiry Following Expenses Data Breach

Social services minister Christian Porter has ordered an investigation into a data breach that has affected more than 8,000 Department of Social Services employees for more than a year. 8,500 current and former employees’ personal information have been left open in the breach in the Business Information Services System holding expenses and credit card information…