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Using technology to reduce migration fraud

By Stephen Withers | 07 August, 2014 19:27

When you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, it helps if you can reduce the amount of hay you sort through.

With walls breached, document protection is the new security imperative

By David Braue | 22 July, 2014 10:00

Whether driven by hackers becoming more aggressive, or by new regulations increasing visibility around an ongoing problem, growing reports of data theft are prompting organisations to take urgent and proactive measures to protect business documents during every stage of their life cycle.

Catch of the Day Breach takes three years to report

By Anthony Caruana | 21 July, 2014 08:15

Catch of the Day claims to be Australia's number one online department store. And a look at their prices and range makes it clear that they have a reasonable claim on that crown.

Security industry co-operation gains primacy as Palo Alto goes to Aruba

By David Braue | 18 July, 2014 14:43

A Palo Alto Networks and Aruba Networks partnership to integrate security products reflects a growing trend towards security industry co-operation and threat information sharing, the firms' local heads have confirmed.

Encryption for mobile data protection - New threats kindling executive interest

By David Braue | 01 July, 2014 15:15

Executives' accelerating awareness of information security issues is helping vendors engage them in meaningful discussions about “boring” security technologies that previously flew under their radar, according to the regional head of storage company Imation Mobile Security.


Storing in the cloud securely: 30 services compared

By Ashton Mills | 20 June, 2012 14:04 | 10 Comments

In perhaps the most comprehensive roundup on the net, we take a look at cloud storage services for personal and business use from the perspective of the CIO: what they offer, what's important and what to look for.

Review: Self-Encrypting External Hard Disk Drives

By Enex Testlab | 16 October, 2011 17:33

With data becoming more valuable, the need for security also gets greater. Today’s technology and working behaviours both facilitate data being easily transported. Information is far less static due to home working, multiple office sites, low cost USB storage devices and DVDs. With all these portable devices and data being moved from place to place we must be mindful of data backup.

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.


Recoup with data dedupe

By Logan Harbaugh | 13 September, 2011 21:24

8 products that can help cut your storage costs through data duplication


Opinion:Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne – an extraordinary collaboration for good

By Jane Treadwell | 14 July, 2011 21:53

A marathon hack event held over a June weekend in Melbourne attracted more than 50 developers and designers, and a dozen subject matter and technical experts to ‘hack for humanity’. They volunteered their time to create open source solutions for communities impacted by natural disasters and climate change. These prototypes are available to assist in disaster relief planning, emergency management and community recovery.


Opinion: Use It, Don’t Lose It: Keeping Your Business Data Safe

By CSO staff | 13 September, 2011 10:20

Some things are meant to go together. Coffee and laptops isn’t one of them. Spilling a drink on a keyboard is just one of many ways people lose vital business data. Other hazards include hardware and software failure, viruses, accidentally deleting a file, fire and theft. Yet more than one in three Australian businesses (36%) do not have an offsite backup strategy to protect their data, according to a survey* by backup specialist Acronis.

Opinion: Business Security - Securing your business data

By Ian Hyndman | 13 July, 2011 12:47

This is not just what is stolen; but also the loss of business or credibility that comes from informing customers that their data has been compromised. How would your customers react if you told them that their financial data or personal information had been taken by persons unknown?

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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.