Compliance & Legislation

OAIC Q3 Data Breach Report – What you Need to Know

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) – Australia’s statutory agency for privacy and freedom of information – has released its third quarterly report on Australia’s Notifiable Data Breach scheme. It shows 245 reported data breaches between July and September, a number which correlate closely with the previous quarter.

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Privacy Legislation impact on Cyber Security Operations

Should the changes to privacy laws make us rethink log retention? Does your Security Operations Centre (SOC) collect and store logs? The answer is, almost certainly ‘yes’. Even the most basic security operations activities include analysing security events, such as those produced by end user computers, web filters, email systems, databases and network appliances.

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APRA CPS 234: An Overview of the Cyber Security Standard and How to Apply it

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulates Australia’s financial services industry and, as such, has responsibility for compliance and governance over all aspects of the finance industry. This is a wide and complex remit, since financial services cover a wide range of specific business types, so when they announced their draft standard for cyber security last week, APRA CPS 234, it immediately begs the question, how can it be applied?  

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