Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – April 2024

This month has seen a mixed bag of regulatory and industry insights in the world of cyber. New research shows that data breaches continue to be on the rise, with a 388% quarter-on-quarter jump in compromised accounts in Australia alone. There has also been a renewed focus on the battle against scam losses with Australians … Read more

Cyber Monthly Wrap-up (UK, EMEA and the US) – April 2024

Welcome to HSF’s April wrap up which features our top picks for cyber-related news in the UK, EMEA and US. In a world overflowing with individual incidents and long-form analysis, our short articles are aimed at cutting through the noise, pointing you to key developments, providing you with learning points at a glance and signposting … Read more

Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – March 2024

It has been an interesting month in the cyber world. We know it has been incredibly busy, but a limited number of incidents are breaking the “media-surface”. We continue to monitor the fallout from the BlackCat / LockBit takedowns, we take a keen interest in international developments, and we proudly launch our latest “Cross Examining … Read more

How open is open source? Averted cyber attack indicates watershed moment in open source supply chain security and poses important questions on software liability

Malicious code in open source software XZ Utils revealed a years-long compromise effort to gain remote administrator access to Linux systems. The cyber operation could have resulted in an unprecedented open source supply chain attack and was averted through the accidental discovery by a software engineer. The incident sheds light on the culture of trust … Read more

Information Commissioner’s Office issues new guidelines on data protection fines

On 18 March 2024, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO“), issued its Data Protection Fining Guidance (the “Guidance“) on issuing fines under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the “UK GDPR“) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “DPA 2018“). The guidance replaces the sections about penalty notices in the ICO’s Regulatory Action Policy which was published … Read more

Cyber Monthly Wrap-up (UK, EMEA and the US) – March 2024

Welcome to HSF’s March wrap up which features our top picks for cyber-related news in the UK, EMEA and US. In a world overflowing with individual incidents and long-form analysis, our short articles are aimed at cutting through the noise, pointing you to key developments, providing you with learning points at a glance and signposting … Read more

Cyber Monthly Wrap-up (UK, EMEA and the US) – February 2024

Welcome to HSF’s February wrap up which features our top picks for cyber-related news in the UK, EMEA and US. Our short summaries and commentaries are aimed at pointing you to key developments and stories in the world of cyber, giving you the awareness and insights you need at a glance, while pointing you to … Read more

Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – February 2024

This past month has been an interesting one for cyber security enthusiasts (like us!) – a mixture of cyber activity, policy setting and mini breakthroughs. Again, we’ve collated the top stories from the month of February, so you don’t have to: Late in the month, the AICD published a governance framework to guide Boards through … Read more