DocsCorp’s Content Manager selected three articles she thinks offer something to busy security professionals.
Since the publishing of the OAIC’s 12-month insights report, the internet has been awash with news analyses and think pieces. There is a lot to be learned from the report and its findings, and the articles below each offer a different take – whether it be how to address the human factor of data protection or the ways in which AI can help IT teams work at a much larger scale than they currently are. Happy reading.
A deep dive into the latest OAIC report
Haven’t got around to reading the OAIC’s 12-month Insights Report, yet, but know you should? MinterEllison has combed through and pulled out some key themes and trends, such as the most common causes of data breaches (malicious attacks and human error), and why multi-party data breaches “cause confusion for everyone.” Go beyond the numbers – read their insightful analysis here.
Breaking employees’ bad habits
This article from The Conversation offers up an interesting way of making employees less susceptible to cyber attacks. It discusses the notion of “nudging” people out of their “automatic processes – their habits, or actions they take without really thinking” to develop better habits – like locking their computers when they leave their desks or changing an old password more often.
Navigating the many challenges ahead
More sophisticated attacks. Ransomware. Breach fatigue from employees. The number of challenges CIOs must address is growing, but their budgets aren’t. This article from CSO Australia considers whether advancements in automation could be the way forward. It analyses results from a recent survey of CSOs and their security capabilities and identifies how AI could be used to lessen increasingly heavy workloads and support better allocation of resources.
Bonus: Get our data protection guide
In the 12 months since the scheme began, 35% of breaches reported under the NDB were due to of human error. This number rises for the health (55%) and finance sectors (41%) – especially concerning considering the kind of data involved. We published a guide to preventing the most common types of breaches caused by human error, including missent emails and unauthorized disclosures of information.
About the author
Caitlin Burns is DocsCorp's content manager and is based in our Sydney office.