What you need to know about the new Federal Information Processing Standards

The Australian and United States governments take computer security very seriously.

While there is military grade encryption in that sector, the government sector is also protected by the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) which has been developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and approved by the Secretary of Commerce.

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What mandatory data breach notifications mean for SMBs

Cybercrime has become a major problem in Australia, with over 114,000 reports of cybercrime registered with the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) since 2014.

The handling of sensitive customer data in the digital world has become so important that the Federal Government has legislated mandatory data breach notifications, which started in February 2018. 

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