Public consultation launched on Australian Privacy Principles

The Australian Privacy Principles, due to come into force in March next year, have officially been released for public consultation.

Australian information commissioner John McMillan and privacy commissioner Timothy Pilgrim launched the consultation, which relates to new laws encouraging greater transparency in the management of personal information.

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Vulnerability management ‘spurred by high-profile threats’

Vulnerability management in the Asia-Pacific region has become more important as organisations look to protect themselves against high-profile cyber threats.

This is according to new research by Frost & Sullivan, which revealed this trend has seen spending on the distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection market surge.

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NSF makes significant investment in cyber security

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $20 million of funding to three projects that will research cyber security measures.

Farnam Jahanian, NSF's assistant director for computer and information science and engineering, acknowledged that these attacks are one of the "most significant economic and national security challenges facing our nation today".

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Security community pays bounty for Facebook bug spot

A Palestinian researcher has been awarded a $10,000 bounty after spotting a vulnerability on Facebook that enabled users to post on people's walls they were not friends with.

Khalil Shreateh managed to post content on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wall to prove his point – but the social networking site remained unconvinced.

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