August 29th, 2016

Dr Jodie Siganto talking about the proposed new data breach notification laws.

  AISA's Policy Chair Dr Jodie Siganto speaks with AISA Advocacy member Lani Refiti on the proposed Mandatory breach reporting bill            

May 3rd, 2016

The Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2016: Where is the money going?

The government has announced it will spend $233.1 million over 4 years as part of its new Cyber Security Strategy.[1]  About $190 million was new money, with the remaining funds being previously allocated as part of the Innovation and Science Agenda. [2] This previous allocation included the...

April 14th, 2016

Sony breach settlement: What would have happened if Sony was an Australian company?

Sony has reportedly reached a settlement with its present and former employees over the loss of employee SSN's and other personally identifiable information resulting from the 2014 hack attributed to the North Koreans:  see link.  But what would have happened if Sony had been an...

December 31st, 2015

Notification of Serious Data Breaches in Australia

Author: Jodie Siganto December 2015 With the recent release of a new draft bill, Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015,[1] it seems that mandatory notification will soon be introduced into Australia.  The draft bill requires entities covered by the Privacy Act...

September 9th, 2015

Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2105

The ACSC’s first public Threat Report, released in July 2015, refers to an increasing number of threats, including growing use of ransomware and DDoS for extortion, from an increasing range of actors. It advises that implementation of its Top 4 mitigations should address most threats...

August 26th, 2015

New Data Retention Obligations and Privacy

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...

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