video games

Students Encouraged to Play Video Game at School

Australia’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new video game which students are actually encouraged to play at school. The Lost Summer is specially designed for students to play in the classroom to encourage digital intelligence and online safety skills. Aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds, The Lost Summer immerses players in a futuristic environment where they […]

Data breach

Education in Top 5 in Data Breach Report

In the first full quarter of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, the Education sector ranked fourth in the number of data breach notifications. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 242 notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in the period 1 April to 30 June 2018.Of those, 19 notifications were received from […]

hacking

The great fish tank hack

Sounding like something out of the Oceans 11 movie franchise, a fish tank was used to hack into a casino and steal data. In 2017 it was reported that an unnamed North American casino had a fish tank on its premises. Attached to the tank were sensors to monitor temperature, cleanliness and food levels.  These […]

Cyberbullying

CyberHound Shortlisted for Vendor Innovator Award

CyberHound is proud to be a finalist for the ‘Vendor Innovation’ category for its patented ClearView Behavioural Analytics technology in the ACOMM Awards. Proudly presented by Communications Alliance, the Australian Communications Industry Awards – the ACOMMS is an annual national showcase of industry achievements, offering a unique opportunity to applaud and support Australia’s communications ecosystem. The ACOMMS recognise excellence in the […]

Parental controls

Circle with Disney versus Apple control

Apple has announced a ‘management tool’ which it hopes will help customers take control of the time they spend on their iPhones or iPads. iOS 12 comes with Screen Time, a new feature which Apple says empowers customers with insight into how they are spending time with apps and websites. Reports can be provided on a […]

Scams

Scammer cash in at tax time

Whether you look forward to a refund or dread the yearly bureaucratic process, tax time is upon us in Australia. This also means it’s an opportune time for scammers to cash in on your hard earned dollars… and your personal details. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reports that in 2017 it received over 81,000 reports […]

USA School

CyberHound takes a bite out of American market

Recent data from the Cyberbullying Research Center shows that 34% of American students have experienced cyberbullying.   A leading Australian cybersecurity company is seeking to create safer places for students and staff by providing a unique solution that protects schools’ digital playgrounds. CyberHound, a cybersecurity and learning enablement provider, is addressing the need for specialist education-focused cybersecurity by […]