ACSC releases 2017 Cyber Threat Report


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released its annual Cyber Threat Report for 2017, which states that “malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and severity.” The downloadable report is highly recommended reading.

Security tips to avoid ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attacks


Telstra has released some recommendations to help guard against the recent so-called ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attacks. As always, we recommend education as one of the best defences against cyber threats, such as our Information Security Awareness online training.

Australian mandatory data breach notification laws pass


Organisations covered by the Australian Privacy Act are now required to follow new mandatory data breach notification laws. Do you know your obligations under the Act? Check out our Australian Privacy Law training.

132 Australians died on the job so far in 2016


Safe Work Australia has released data showing that 132 Australians have been killed at work so far in 2016 (190 died in 2015). Find out more about our Work Health & Safety training here.

Colgate-Palmolive ordered to pay $18m for anti-competitive deal


Colgate-Palmolive has been penalised $18m by the ACCC for entering into anti-competitive understandings with laundry detergent competitors. These laws are covered in our Restrictive Trade Practices course. fined $20,000 for breaching Australian Privacy Principles

12/01/2016 has been penalised $20,000 by the OAIC for breaching Australian Privacy Principles by improperly disclosing its information collection policies and improperly disclosing personal information. Learn more about our Australian privacy law training.

Financial transactions suspected of terrorism links triple in past year – Austrac


Reported financial transactions suspected of being linked to terrorism tripled last year according to Austrac. For information on our Anti-money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing training, click here.

Coles guilty of unconscionable conduct under consumer laws


Coles has been fined $11.25M as part of a settlement with the ACCC after admitting to unconscionable conduct in its dealings with hundreds of suppliers. Click here for the story or find out more about MCQI’s Fair Trading course which covers unconscionable conduct.