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Australia's ad fraud drops but so do ad-quality metrics

The percentage of fraudulent Australian online advertisements declined from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter, but an industry watcher has warned that growing risk from ad-related malware and a decline in viewability represented a “wakeup call” for Australia's online-advertising market.

David Braue | 26 Aug | Read more

There's no 000 for IT security; do you have what it takes to build your own?

The “failing proposition” that perimeter defences are adequate for IT security means organisations need to make a “massive shift” in their investments in security solutions, one security expert has warned while noting that fierce competition for skilled security staff means a growing proportion of companies will struggle to get the right skills to make that happen.

David Braue | 25 Aug | Read more

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Does DevOps hurt or help security?

There is a firmly held concern in security circles that the automation associated with DevOps moves too swiftly, that security teams and their tests can't keep up, that too many of the metrics measured focus on production, availability, and compliance checkboxes, and as a result, security falls to the wayside.

George V. Hulme | 01 May | Read more

The Internet of Robotic Things: Secure, harmless helpers or vulnerable, vicious foes?

Experts say robots will be commonplace in 10 years. "Many respondents see advances in [artificial intelligence] and robotics pervading nearly every aspect of daily life by the year 2025--from distant manufacturing processes to the most mundane household activities," says Aaron Smith, senior researcher, The Pew Research Center's Internet Project, speaking of the several experts quoted in his "Predictions for the State of AI and Robotics in 2025".

David Geer | 24 Jan | Read more

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The Perfect Security Setup

For any CSO or CIO, you are charged with protecting the enterprise. That’s a significant responsibility and you know darn well that your reputation indeed your role depends on how well you can manage through the issues that will arise.

David Gee | 17 Aug | Read more

Proactive web security with client reputational services

In 2014, several successful malicious attacks against large financial services, government and private sector firms gave a clear indication of the changes occurring in the network security industry. The recent Ponemon Institute Cost of a Data Breach study found the average cost of a data breach to be $3.5 million with average cost per compromised record more than $145.

Sudeep Charles | 27 Apr | Read more

Tackling the human element of cyber security

The number and complexity of cyber-attacks has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Many adversaries are targeting the communications and information systems of organisations to extract large amounts of sensitive data, often hijacking insider credentials as a preferred method of breach. Identity has become today’s biggest security gap.

Dean Nicholls | 31 Mar | Read more

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