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Annual cyber threat report released

Australia's Assistant Minister for Defence has released the second ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report: July 2020 to June 2021 in Perth. The ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report details the key cyber threats Australians face, and provides critical advice on...

DDLS acquires Auldhouse to boost trans-Tasman ICT, digital skills

Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and digital skills training, DDLS expands into New Zealand acquiring Auldhouse, New Zealand’s largest provider of ICT and digital skills training, in a deal worth NZ$17.3 million (A$16.6 million). The deal will bolster...

Cyber gap program open for students

Enrolments are now open for the 2022 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap Program, which will support students studying a cyber-qualification. Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie said the ADF Cyber Gap Program, run in partnership with the Digital...

Elastic acquires build.security and Cmd to extend XDR offering

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cmd, a leader in infrastructure detection and response (IDR) to give customers deep visibility into cloud workloads and perform expert detection...

Macquarie data centres certified ‘strategic’ by Australian government

Macquarie Data Centres, part of Macquarie Telecom Group, announced that its Sydney data centres in the Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus and Sydney Central have achieved the Certified Strategic designation under the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) Hosting Certification Framework....

UPDATED: Australian government releases new sovereign priorities

(Adds comments from Australia Missile Corporation and BAE Systems) The Australian government has strengthened its pledge to ensure Australia’s industry is able to support the critical warfighting capabilities of the Australian Defence Force. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said...

Defence warns again on cyber security and backups

Backing up your data is one of the best defences against ransomware attacks conducted by the opportunistic cyber criminals who continue to threaten Australian businesses, organisations, and families. Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie said the Australian Cyber Security...

Penten welcomes new major equity partner

Penten, an Australian-owned cyber security technology company, announced it has accepted the entry of Five V Capital as a significant minority shareholder in the company. Five V Capital is an Australian-owned and operated private equity firm that specialises in...

IAI and Microsoft to collaborate on cyber training

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will give governments, academies, higher learning institutes and enterprises from around the world the opportunity to learn how to defend themselves from cyber threats through Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service platform. The TAME RANGE cyber...

Elastic introduces free and open limitless XDR

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, has announced the launch and general availability a free and open Limitless Extended Detection and Response (XDR).  Part of Elastic Security, Elastic Limitless XDR modernises security operations by unifying the...

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