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2014, the year that infosec gets political

2013 has certainly been a watershed year for information security. But to understand how things might subsequently unfold in 2014, it's worth remembering that each and every revelation of 2013 will be processed and acted upon by humans. Humans with their unchanging human nature, and organisations created by us humans, with their similarly unchanging nature.

Stilgherrian | 06 Jan | Read more

Turn your security inside out for added agility, says Oracle

"What we see is organisations fundamentally failing in their security because what they're trying to do is to hold the wall, and the wall doesn't exist any more. We've moved stuff out into the cloud, we've moved stuff out into tablets and put it out into the wide world, but the wall doesn't exist," says John Vine Hall, Oracle's security solutions director for Australia and New Zealand.

Stilgherrian | 20 Dec | Read more

Upping the pace to face the infosec 'Cold War'

"We, as far as I'm concerned, are in an arms race. It's the same old thing as the good old days of the Cold War," says Dick Bussiere, principal architect for Tenable Network Security in the Asia Pacific region. "The Russians would come up with something, the Americans would come up with a countermeasure, the Russians would come up with something else, and it never ends. I think we're kind of in a situation like that."

Stilgherrian | 30 Sep | Read more

Schneier joins EFF board in wake of NSA scandal

Renown cryptologist and security specialist Bruce Schneier has joined the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the United States' longest-running and most influential digital rights and civil liberties lobby groups. It's a move that will boost the EFF's intellectual heft in policy debates about online surveillance and privacy issues, as well as their influence in Washington.

Stilgherrian | 28 Jun | Read more

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