NEWSLETTER: SA Public Sector – Issue 54

11 August 2021


Welcome to Issue 54 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter.

Cyber security features in this fortnight’s newsletter, with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issuing a joint advisory with its counterparts in the United States and United Kingdom, setting out the top 30 cyber-security vulnerabilities exploited by malicious cyber actors since 2020. The ACSC advised that the four most targeted vulnerabilities in 2020 affected remote work, virtual private networks or cloud technologies. The ACSC further advised that public and private organisations remain vulnerable to compromise unless these cyber vulnerabilities are patched.

In other news, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk has determined that Uber interfered with the privacy of an estimated 1.2 million Australians. Commissioner Falk found the Uber companies failed to appropriately protect the personal data of Australian customers and drivers, which was accessed in a cyber attack in October and November 2016.

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