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Defence issues call for Cyber Gap Program applicants

The minister of Defence has issued a call for students interested in cyber security to join the 2021 ADF Cyber Gap Program. Australian citizens who are already studying or enrolling in a cyber-related qualification can now apply online to...

BlackBerry uncovers hacking group targeting governments, businesses and human rights groups

Blackberry released on Thursday (8 October) new research highlighting the true reach and sophistication of one of the most elusive, patient, and effective publicly known threat actors – BAHAMUT. In the report, BlackBerry researchers link the cyberespionage threat group...

TechnologyOne earns IRAP PROTECTED security assessment

Australia’s TechnologyOne has earned the IRAP PROTECTED security assessment, raising the cyber security posture of several federal government agencies at no cost to the budget. The company will transition federal government shared services customers on its software as a...

ISR Mission System arises from Defence, industry partnership

A successful Defence and industry partnership has improved the ability for analysts to search for and assimilate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data. The Wagardi Mission System is a new computer user interface that searches across multiple ISR databases,...

Accenture creates Adelaide Hub for cyber defence and technology

Accenture announced Monday (28 September) that it will establish the Accenture Adelaide Hub, which is expected to create up to 2,000 new jobs over the next five years. The investment will include the development of national security operations and...

ADF cyber program underway

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap Program is now underway, offering financial support, mentoring and Defence work experience opportunities for cyber students across Australia. There are 48 students enrolled in this year’s pilot Program, prior to a larger intake...

Sydney-based Nuix accredited to store and process protected government data

Global software company Nuix announced that Nuix Discover has been assessed and approved to store and process data classified as PROTECTED or lower under the Australian Cyber Security Centre's (ACSC) Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). Nuix serves large...

Australian cyber businesses step up for Defence training

A group of cyber companies have come together to to create a successful pilot of a fully online, collective cyber training program for the Australian Defence Force.  Australian businesses: Cydarm, Elttam, Penten and Retrospect Labs came together to tailor...

New report aims to help fight cybercrime in Australia

A new report has revealed how Australians can fight back against cybercriminals and protecting themselves with the help of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report: July 2019 to June 2020 jointly released by...

Terra Schwartz cyber team awarded Defence grant

Terra Schwartz’s Cyber Team has been awarded a Sovereign Industrial Capability Grant from the Department of Defence. The grant will enable the development of an Australian sovereign cyber-security system, which creates an understanding of risk and resilience for digitally...

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