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- Parliament breach was first national cyber crisis: ASD report October 21, 2019The breach of the Australian Parliament network, announced in February, was the country's first national cyber crisis, according to the annual report of the Australian Signals Directorate for 2018-19 which was released recently. The year saw 2164 incidents of different levels of significance, the report says, adding that the Parliament breach "saw the ACSC...
- ASIO turning to AI to avoid missing things October 21, 2019The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has a problem, it collects too much data and might miss something. "That's the problem we are dealing with right now, given the threats are at the unprecedented level," recently installed Director-General of Security Mike Burgess said during his 38th day on the job.
- RRAD awarded major Bradley A4 contract October 21, 2019Red River Army Depot is one of the installations that will be doing recently awarded contract work on the Bradley A4 program, according to a press release from defense contractor, BAE systems. The $269 million contract was announced earlier this month. The package is for a modernization program for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, according […]
- RAAF Super Hornets eye computing upgrade, IRST October 21, 2019A pair of notifications on a US government website indicates that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) may increase the processing power of its Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, and that it will add an infrared search & track (IRST) capability. In an early October notification on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the […]
- AI to control army of tanks, troops and killer robots in future US battlefield October 21, 2019The US Army is planning to put its arsenal in the hands of Artificial Intelligence, because it can handle data better than humans. The wealth of data from drones, satellites and ‘old fashioned’ reconnaissance aircraft can threaten to overwhelm human field commanders. For that reason the US Army is launching a programme to develop an […]
- Australian universities are the world’s most frequently targeted October 21, 2019Australia’s educational institutions are being targeted more aggressively by scammers and cybercriminals than those in any other country, according to figures released in the wake of major attacks that has tied up staff at two prominent universities with incident responses. During 2018 education was the most frequently targeted industry for adware and Trojan malware – […]
- 'An open secret': Government urged to release Parliament cyber attack report October 21, 2019Centre Alliance has urged the government to release its detailed report on the Parliament cyber attack that is said to blame China's Ministry of State Security for the hack. Senate president Scott Ryan, who was handed the report last week, said he would await a "lay-person's briefing" before making a statement but argued against releasing […]
- Protect against cybercrime by building to be hacked October 21, 2019There’s a perfect cyber security storm happening. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) recorded more than 13,500 reports of cyber attacks on Australian businesses and consumers in the three months from July to September this year. That’s about one report every 10 minutes, a number that’s no doubt significantly higher if we factor the silent […]
- China, Australia complete joint army training exercise in Hainan: Xinhua October 20, 2019The Chinese and Australian armies have concluded a joint military training exercise in China’s southern island province of Hainan, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. The so-called “Panda-Kangaroo 2019” exercise began on Oct. 10 and ended on Saturday, Xinhua said, adding that 10 officers and soldiers from each country’s army participated in the […]