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Monash expert: Health information caught in new ‘large-scale’ data breach

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Monash expert is available to comment on reports a health information company has allegedly been hit with a major data breach according to the National Cyber Security Coordinator. 

 

Professor Nigel Phair, Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology

Contact details: +61 450 501 248 or media@monash.edu  

 

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The following can be attributed to Professor Phair:

“The news of another healthcare-related organisation encountering a cyber attack and subsequent ransom demand will be troubling for many Australians. We have learnt from other major cyber attacks against Australian organisations which hold the personal identities of Australians that the after effects are major and ongoing.

 

“There is nothing more serious nor sensitive than having health data exposed, let’s hope this organisation can work with the Australian government and appropriate service providers to limit any damage which may come from this matter.

 

“This cyber attack is a reminder to all organisations which hold personal information to redouble their risk management activities to ensure they are only collecting, storing and using the bare minimum required.”

 

For any other topics on which you may be seeking expert comment, contact the Monash University Media Unit on +61 3 9903 4840 or media@monash.edu. For more Monash media stories visit our news & events site.

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