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 […]

Fortnite

Is playing Fortnite a problem?

Ask any young person if they’ve heard of Fortnite and most will tell you yes. Some will demonstrate dance moves from the popular game, such as The Floss and The Wiggle. Others won’t even look up at you while engrossed in actually playing Fortnite, or watching those who are via a livestream. For those of […]

Cyberbullying

03 July 2018 Online surveillance in schools: student safeguard or privacy breach?

Schools across Australia are increasingly turning to social media and online surveillance technology to combat threats to student welfare, such as cyberbullying. The increase in the use of online monitoring tools follows a similar trend in the US, and comes as education departments continue to grapple with an online bullying epidemic in schools awash in […]

Cyber crime

Cyber Criminals Targeting Schools

Technology plays an increasingly important role in educating students. Cyber attackers are aware of this and are exploiting vulnerable networks and individuals. In recent research data from NTT Security, the education sector ranked as the number one target of cyber attackers (26 percent). Education outranked sectors such as technology (17 percent), finance (13 percent), government (13 […]

EduTECH 2018

EduTECH 2018 Wrap Up

We came, we saw, we drank coffee… and we helped the education sector better understand how CyberHound simply improves school outcomes.  From 7 – 8 June, EduTECH Australia 2018 brought together thousands of delegates from the education and training sector at the International Convention Centre in Sydney to learn, debate, exchange ideas and be inspired by the […]

Privacy Pack

Is your school prepared for a data breach?

Private schools and private tertiary educational institutions across Australia are now required to comply with the Notifiable Data Breaches Act which came into effect on 22 February 2018. In the regular delivery of educational services, schools obtain a range of personal information about students and families. This information is stored in online and offline records and includes […]

SID18

Help Create A Better Internet

Internet users are being reminded of the importance of respect on the net as the world marks Safer Internet Day 2018, February 6.