Stories by Hamish Barwick

Data breach costs rise again: report

The average cost of a data breach to an Australian enterprise increased from A$2.16 million in 2011 to $2.72 million last year, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study.

AusCERT 2013: Police urge banks to install ATM chip technology

Australians will continue to be the target of ATM skimming by international crime syndicates unless banks fast track the rollout of ATM chip technology, said Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay at the AusCERT event on the Gold Coast.

Telstra in the sights of Privacy Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has begun an investigation after some Telstra customer's phone numbers, names and home addresses contained in spreadsheets were found online during a Google search.

Cyber safety awareness is not enough: AISA

Cyber safety awareness may still be lacking amongst the wider community, but so is information on how people can protect themselves from attacks, according to research from the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).

Good privacy builds brand trust: Ernst & Young

With less than 12 months to go before the introduction of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, Australian enterprises are being encouraged to see the changes as a way to build customer trust through good privacy practices.