2014



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December 16, 2014
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1 in 5 Employees Going Rogue with Corporate Data

Companies around the world have reason to be worried about the use of cloud applications to share mission-critical information. In fact, 1 in 5 employees has uploaded proprietary corporate data to a cloud application, such as Dropbox or Google Docs, with the specific intent of sharing it outside of the company.

The SailPoint survey also found a clear disconnect between cloud usage across the business and existing IT controls with an alarming 66% of users able to access those cloud storage applications after leaving their last job. Despite that 60% of employees stated they were aware that their employer strictly forbids taking intellectual property after leaving the company, 1 in 4 admitted they would take copies anyways.

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November 10, 2014
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A Brief Guide to the ICT Security Controls Required by the Australian Privacy Principles

The Privacy Amendment Act 2012 has passed through the Australian Parliament and took effect on 12 March 2014. The new legislation introduces significant obligations for the protection of Personal Information held by Australian organisations and material financial penalties of $1.7mil for all Australian organisations with revenues greater than $3mil. Organisations that collect and or hold Personal Information are required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and its Amendments.

The Privacy Amendment Act includes a set of new, harmonised, privacy principles that will regulate the handling of Personal Information by both Australian government agencies and businesses. One of the key aspects of the amendments involve changes to the penalties for non-compliance. The Australian Information Commissioner’s powers have been expanded under the Amending Act reforms.

The Commissioner will have the power to issue guidelines to a non-compliant entity or vary their registered APP code by including additional requirements for compliance. Breaches of the Privacy Act will be deemed an interference with privacy and could lead to an entity being subject to investigation by the Commissioner. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published a handy guide that organisations can follow to understand what ICT security measures that need to undertake.

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October 31, 2014
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Finance director who lied about qualifications to get job at recruitment agency Reed then swindled £300,000 to spend on shoes, holidays and a hot tub is jailed for four years

The Mail online reports how a finance director who lied about qualifications to get job at recruitment agency Reed then swindled £300,000 to spend on shoes, holidays and a hot tub is jailed for four years

  • Mother lied her way into job as financial director with fake documents

  • She joked about her love of shopping and had items delivered to office

  • But when she ran out of money, she started siphoning funds from accounts

  • Office worker became suspicious and company reported her to police

  • But 45-year-old 'lied and lied' in bid to get off fraud and deception charges

  • Judge hit out at her lack of remorse today as she jailed her for four years

Karen Carberry, of Epsom, Surrey, plundered the company accounts to spend in high street stores and gifts for her disabled 14-year-old daughter Charlotte.

The 45-year-old got away with the fraud for more than three years before one of her junior staff became suspicious at errors in the accounts.

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