Introducing The Latest Features In Switch Secure Workspace

We’re very happy to announce some exciting new updates to our secure online collaboration platform, Egress Switch Secure Workspace. Along with minor enhancements and UI changes, this release (3.4.1) adds useful new functionality, helping teams work more securely and more effectively than ever before. File and folder sharing You can now share individual files and…

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So You Think SharePoint Is Secure? Think Again!

Microsoft SharePoint was originally conceived to make it easier for people to collaborate. It enables the sharing of ideas, information and expertise; the ability to manage documents from start to finish; and publish reports that help everyone, ideally, to make better decisions. And, with resultant vast data stores, it provides a comprehensive search facility for…

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Health Pulls Medicare Dataset After Breach Of Doctor Details

[Updated] Researchers say govt encryption was poor. The Department of Health has removed a research dataset based on Medicare and PBS claims from its open data portal after a team of Melbourne researchers pointed out that practitioner details could be decrypted. The government today advised that the data was withdrawn yesterday following “an alert made…

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Govt Will Make It A Crime To Re-Identify Anonymised Data

Changes to Privacy Act coming. Proposed changes to the national Privacy Act would make it a criminal offence to re-identify government data that has been stripped of identifying markers. Attorney-General George Brandis today said he intended to introduce the amendments to the privacy legislation in the current spring sitting of parliament, which runs until December…

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Cisco Warns Of Another ‘Shadow Brokers’ Leaked Zero-Day

PIX firewall flaw being exploited. Network equipment vendor Cisco has discovered another zero-day exploit against its products in the trove of leaked code from the alleged hack of a group linked to the National Security Agency. Virtual private networking setups using IPsec internet key exchange version 1 on certain Cisco products are affected by a…

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Cyberattacks Cost Big Biz $861K

A new survey from global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab revealed that cyberattacks typically cost large businesses $861,000, on average. For SMBs, the damages from cyberattacks usually end up costing the company an average of $86,500. According to the report, titled “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses,” roughly half (49 percent) of U.S.…

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Australian Data Breach Alerts Bill To Hit Parliament

Will the country finally get a notification scheme? The federal government intends to introduce new legislation that would force businesses to publicly admit to a data breach before the end of the year. The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill is among a list of new legislation proposed for introduction in the spring session of…

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Toll Launches Its New Secure Digital Encryption Services

Toll Group today announced the launch of its latest product – Secure Digital Exchange – a digital encryption service that protects the integrity and security of its customer data, and is an evolutionary addition to its current suite of information management services. In partnership with Egress, certified by the UK Government for email and file…

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What Next For Cyber Resilience?

Businesses are increasingly recognising cyber security and cyber resilience requires active and vigilant engagement by the board and senior executive team, and should not be restricted to the IT department. With the introduction of mandatory data breach legislation in Australia expected later in 2016, it’s never been more important for all levels of an organisation…

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The Next Five Years of Security Threats… Or Not

This article was going to be a report on a session from the recent Technology in Government conference held in Canberra. The title of the session promised a great deal – “The Next Five Years of Security Threats”. And the synopsis suggested we’d hear about what opportunities will disruptive technologies provide hackers, best practice to…

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Barrister And Solicitor Relationship Evolves For Digital Era

Technological advancements have heralded a number of changes in the way solicitors interact with the bar. Barristers may have kept their traditional garb, but they have also embraced the possibilities of new technology, according to Australian Bar Association president Patrick O’Sullivan QC. “It’s interesting if you sit back and think about it – the bar…

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