NDB

Cyber top reason for Data Breaches in Eduction

The results of the second full quarter of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, has again ranked the Education sector as fourth in the number of data breach notifications between 1 July and 30 September.  Published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), the report captures statistical information based on notifications received by OAIC under the […]

cyberbullying

Cyber bullying suggested to be added to School curriculum

Recent statistics released from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner reveal the startling fact that one in five young people have been targeted online. And now the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, is calling for cyberbullying to be added to the national school curriculum.  Today, at the Women in Media event at the National Press Club of Australia, eSafety […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

data breach

50% of SMB Not Prepared for New Data Breach Laws

An HP study, released today, has found almost half of Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) with an annual turnover of $3M+ do not consider themselves to be prepared for the Australia’s new data breach notification laws. The HP Australia IT Security Study, conducted by ACA research in November 2017, surveyed 528 Australian SMBs with between 10 and […]

AIs conference

AIS ICT Management and Leadership Conference

We’re excited to be at the AIS ICT Management and Leadership Conference again this year. This is the premier event for all ICT professionals in school education in Australia and continues to develop a truly national focus. For ICT managers and others leading their school’s technology agenda, this conference provides a specialised technology learning experience. […]

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