The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its first full quarterly report of statistics on notifiable data breaches reported during the April to June 2018 period. Key results highlight that of the 242 breach notifications reported:
- 142 (or 59%) were attributed to malicious or criminal attacks, of which 97 were cyber incidents.
- Of the 97 cyber incidents reported, the majority were attributed to compromised credentials resulting from phishing, brute-force attacks, or by unknown methods.
Organisations can better protect the personal information they hold through establishing a regular program of security assessment and testing to identify and remediate vulnerable targets before they are compromised. Alcorn Group specialises in performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, which combined with our other services such as red teaming and threat and risk assessments, can provide a broad and effective means to assist with mitigating the risk of data breaches.