EU GDPR August 28th, 2017

Guidance Note: The new EU General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for Australia

Introduction After years of negotiations, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed in 2016, bringing with it wide reaching changes to the EU data protection regime which has been in place for over 20 years, under the EU’s Directive 95/46/EC. Much has been written...

August 21st, 2017

AWSN Melbourne

Dr Jodie Siganto will be speaking at the AWSN Melbourne branch lunch on September 20th 2017. This is a free event open to AWSN members and guests and will be hosted by BHP at their Melbourne CBD offices. The title of Jodie's talk is: The Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage: Myths,...

August 14th, 2017

IT Security Training Australia sponsors HAISA 2017

We invite you to participate in the event which, will be held over the 28-30th November 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. This symposium, the eleventh in the series, will bring together leading figures from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest advances in information security from...

August 4th, 2017

Who’s listening? Privacy and legal issues with chatbots and voice activated apps

The use of chatbots and voice activated apps (such as Siri or Google Now, smart TVs and other household items and even toys like Hello Barbie) is increasing.  These apps rely on recording and storing audio collected by the device on an on-going basis.  These recordings will inevitably...

EU GDPR, Privacy, Australia July 27th, 2017

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation: Does it apply to you?

From 25 May 2018 Australian businesses may need to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, even if they don't have any physical presence in the EU.  If you offer goods and services or monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU, then you may be caught.  Our Guidance...

Data breach preparedness: It's more than just notificaton ... April 20th, 2017

Data breach preparedness: It's more than just notificaton ...

New Australian data breach notification laws, effective in February 2018, have focused attention on organisations’ preparedness to notify of eligible data breaches.  But notification is just one part of responding to a data breach or cyber incident.  Data breaches are complex,...

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Criminalising the re-identification of Government data-sets: Is this a Good idea?

October 5th, 2016

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for Australia

September 30th, 2016

This whitepaper highlights some of the new provisions in the GDPR which are most relevant for Australian organisations. You might be covered: Perhaps the most important change for Australian organisations is the extension of the scope of the new GDPR to include businesses with no physical...

New Data Retention Obligations and Privacy

August 26th, 2015

Author: Jodie Siganto 25 August 2015   The new Australia meta-data retention obligations come into force on 13 October 2015.  This note provides a broad overview of those obligations, their interaction with existing Privacy Act obligations and reference to some of the advice made...

'New ISO 27001 & 27002: Some answers to FAQs re the new ISO 27001 and 27002 standards have been released by IT Governance.

October 28th, 2013

The New ISO 27001 Standard: Some FAQ’s – From IT Governance Some useful information on the new standard from IT Governance.  Other “green papers” are also available - http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/green-papers.aspx What are the timescales to re-certify from 2005 to...

Transitioning to the new Privacy Act provisions? What do the new provisions mean for the Personal Information I already hold?

October 25th, 2013

What do the new provisions mean for the Personal Information I already hold? A common question raised by the Privacy Act amendments is what do I need to do in regard to personal information I already hold.  Do I need to comply with the new and tighter provisions of APP 8, for example, if I...

Crawling Towards a Right to Sue for Breach of Privacy in Australia

October 23rd, 2013

Why do we need an action for breach of privacy?Think of each of these cases:Ø  People link up over the internet via twitter, Facebook or other forums to pool information, usually in response to an incident and then carry out some sort of vigilante justice – both online and in the real...

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IT Security Training Australia sponsors HAISA 2017

August 14th, 2017

We invite you to participate in the event which, will be held over the 28-30th November 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. This symposium, the eleventh in the series, will bring together leading figures from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest advances in information security from...

Who’s listening? Privacy and legal issues with chatbots and voice activated apps

August 4th, 2017

The use of chatbots and voice activated apps (such as Siri or Google Now, smart TVs and other household items and even toys like Hello Barbie) is increasing.  These apps rely on recording and storing audio collected by the device on an on-going basis.  These recordings will inevitably...

February 7, 2017: Ask out loud - Safer Internet Day

February 6th, 2017

What: Share the single call to action with your staff and / or customers: #AskOutLoud If you experience something suspicious online, Ask Out Loud because your online safety is worth a second opinion. How: Share the pre-prepared resources (produced on behalf of Stay Smart Online(SSO)) and promote...

Kick Start Your Cyber Sec Training in 2017

January 27th, 2017

Hone your offensive and defensive cyber skills or develop a deeper understanding of cyber topics (like Dark Web, Bot-nets, Bitcoin, Cryptoware, Watering-holes, Man-in-the-Middle) with practical, hand-on courses led by a respected industry expert. More information available here. SPECIAL OFFER:...

Cyber Security for SME's

December 4th, 2016

Cyber Security for SMEs - Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them. Free online course starting on December 5, 2016. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cyber-security-...

TREsPASS Summer School: Diversity in Information Security

September 16th, 2016

Dr Jodie Siganto presented on the benefits of diversity in information security practice a the Royal Holloway University of London TREsPASS Summer School in June 2016.  Thanks to Miriam, a very clever illustrator, sketch notes from that presentation are available.  

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