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Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 4: What's Next?

by John Lane - Jun 21, 2018

Now that we’ve reached the end of this four-part series on Australia's new data breach notification laws, the only thing left to do is to tie it all together: which means getting started on building a better, stronger business that is better able to counter cybersecurity risks as much as possible.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 3: Developing a Data Breach Response Plan

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

Now that you're aware of what the data breach laws mean and how to protect your business, it's time to focus on arguably the most important cybersecurity task: developing a data breach response plan for when that terrible day finally arrives.

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Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 2: How to Protect Your Business

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

We've discussed what the notifiable data breach laws entail, why they exist, and why they'll be so important to both businesses and private citizens across the country moving forward. But to put it simply, no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to A) apply to every type of business, or B) prevent every type of cybersecurity incident that you may encounter. 

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Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 1: What It Means and Why It Matters

by John Lane - Jun 14, 2018

It's official: the February 22, 2018 deadline has come and gone and Australia's new data breach notification laws are now in full effect. If you still feel unsure about what these new laws entail, or if you were only scarcely aware that they existed in the first place, don't worry — it’s not too late to be informed.

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Infographic: Can You Survive a Cyber Attack? 

by John Lane - Feb 21, 2018

Can You Survive a Cyber Attack? 

 

There is a lot at stake with more cyber attacks targeting businesses and organisations.

 

As the new Data Breach Notification Legislation, or The Privacy Amendment Act of 2017,  takes full effect tomorrow —  22 February 2018, stakeholders have been made more accountable with hefty fines for failure to report a data breach. 

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Australia's New Data Breach Legislation: What You Need to Know

by John Lane - Feb 14, 2018

Australia's new data breach legislation takes the form of The Privacy Amendment Act of 2017. It makes a small-yet-significant change to the Privacy Act of 1988 that will officially go into effect on February 22, 2018. 

 

Understanding exactly what this new legislation is, and the potential consequences that it holds as a result of noncompliance, is essential to operating safely and securely in the digital age moving forward.

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How Will Australia's New Data Breach Legislation Impact Your Business?

by Ren Thompson - Jan 21, 2018

According to one recent study, the average cost of a single data breach worldwide hit approximately $3.62 million in 2017. While this roughly represents a 10% decrease from the previous year, it's still the type of cost that most businesses cannot afford to contend with.

 

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