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Episode 3: Easy Target Down Under

Oper8 Global’s “Secure By Design” podcast series is back with another episode, and this time, we’re diving into the state of cybersecurity in Australia. In episode three, “Easy Target Down Under: The State of Cybersecurity in Australia,” hosts Robert Feldman and Nick Lovell explore the recent high-profile data breaches in Australia and discuss the response from the government and businesses to the upcoming privacy reform.

The podcast kicks off with a discussion on the hacker perspective of Australia as an easy target, as well as a recent ABC article featuring an interview with a suspected hacker from the group REvil known as Kerasid. The hosts analyse Kerasid’s comments and provide insights on their disregard for the impact of their actions on others.

The second part of the podcast focuses on the costs of cybercrime and the recent data breaches of major companies like Optus, Medibank, and Latitude Financial. The hosts discuss the financial costs incurred by these companies, as well as the wider impact on customer privacy and trust.

The podcast concludes with an exploration of the response from the government and businesses to the upcoming privacy reform in Australia. The hosts analyse the changes and discuss best practices for businesses to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

With cybercrime predicted to cost the world $8 trillion USD in 2023, this episode of “Secure By Design” is a must-listen for anyone interested in cybersecurity and data privacy. Tune in to the podcast on YouTube, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts to stay informed and learn more about the state of cybersecurity in Australia.

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