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From IT Security to Information Security — How Technology Is Not The Greatest Challenge in Protecting Your Information Online

By Anthony Caruana | 27 August, 2014 14:54

Michael Rothery, First Assistance Secretary for National Security Resilience Policy at Department of the Attorney General says that in order to deliver effective security and risk management the key question is "Who owns the risk?".

AirWatch Secure Content Locker clears DSD hurdle

By Stephen Withers | 13 August, 2014 08:00

AirWatch Secure Content Locker for iOS devices has achieved PROTECTED level security status as defined by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Xiaomi issues fix addressing concerns over contact slurping

By Liam Tung | 11 August, 2014 08:41

Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi has released a software update to allay concerns over its devices sending contact lists to the company’s headquarters in Beijing.

Google details Knox-inspired enterprise ‘managed profiles’ for Android L

By Liam Tung | 23 July, 2014 09:21

Google and Samsung have clarified that Knox features destined for Android L won’t include the best parts of the Korean company’s enterprise security features for Android.

Apple responds to China’s claim iPhone is a ‘national security threat’

By Liam Tung | 14 July, 2014 09:10

Apple has issued a cautious rebuttal to claims in a Chinese state media report that the iPhone is a national security threat due to a feature that keeps tabs on frequently visited locations.

Reviews

Trend Micro SafeSync online data backup service (50GB)

By Elias Plastiras | 29 June, 2011 16:05

Trend Micro's SafeSync is an Internet-based storage solution that allows you to upload files and access them from any computer or smartphone (iPhone or Android). It's a very similar service to DropBox, but it offers better value for money.

Slideshows

Security 2011 show hits Sydney: Gallery

By Neerav Bhatt | 25 August, 2011 11:49

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has the primary purpose of defending Australia against armed attack such as the Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia during WWII. It also participates in UN peace keeping, operations with allies such as the USA and disaster relief. In essence the ADF is a form of “insurance” against security threats to our nation.

Apple iCloud: A visual tour

By Daniel Ionescu | 08 June, 2011 10:16

Apple's new Web storage system will sync your music, pictures, and more.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.