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  • The week in security: Australian governments, telcos least trusted to protect personal data

    Australia may be the world's fourth-largest holder of network-security patents, but its Telecommunications companies and government agencies are the least trusted industries when it comes to protecting user data, a new survey has found. Case in point: the besieged US Office of Personnel Management – already hit with a class-action suit over the recent breach of data on US government employees – which took a key system offline after a security flaw was identified in a Web-based background-check system.

    David Braue | 06 Jul | Read more