How to plug a data breach

With Telstra coming under another hack attack, we take a look at why it's so hard for businesses to protect the information of their customers and what they need to do to shore up their defences.

Telstra’s latest hacker headache has again highlighted the deficiencies in corporate defences when it comes to keeping cybercriminals at bay. The attack affected 35,000 of Telstra’s customers and its timing could not have been more unfortunate given that it was just a week ago that the telco was telling everyone at the AusCERT security conference how much it had learnt from the massive breach late last year.

While the latest breach is nowhere as catastrophic as the one seen last year, it’s further evidence of the complex cat and mouse game that corporations and cybercriminals are engaged in.

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