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Infosec keen uni students face April 1 deadline for (ISC)2 scholarships

By David Braue | 28 January, 2014 14:12

Future information security professionals keen to enhance their skills have until April 1 to apply for a number of scholarships being offered by information security peak body (ISC)2 and available to recipients worldwide.

IT grads ambitious, but lack the security skills companies need: panel

By David Braue | 10 May, 2013 09:25

Growing demand for IT security skills may have some CSOs worried about finding enough staff, yet some security executives believe the problem isn’t only with the universities – but with ambitious IT graduates that expect senior positions without first doing the hard work to deepen their knowledge.

IT security skills shortage demands training, hiring rethink: Earthwave

By David Braue | 09 April, 2013 17:01 | 1 Comment

Skilled IT security staff are in such short supply in Australia that government agencies will suffer as restrictions on access to sensitive systems leave them unable to source enough domestic and foreign workers to deal with escalating cyber threats, a security service provider has warned.

Trend Micro A/NZ hires new managing director from global ranks

By Hamish Barwick | 19 June, 2012 12:48

Security vendor Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand has announced a replacement from within its global ranks for outgoing managing director Dave Patnaik who is leaving the company after four years.

Telstra seeks CISO to work with the Dept of Defence

By Chloe Herrick | 06 December, 2011 11:00

Telstra is on the hunt for a chief information security officer (CISO) to work primarily with the Department of Defence to oversee the development and security of its network.

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9 tips, tricks and must-haves for security awareness programs

By Joan Goodchild | 21 June, 2013 14:53

What are the essential ingredients for making a security awareness program successful? Check out these 9 tips from CSO contributors on how to make awareness work in your organization.

The Security Industry All-Stars

By Ellen Messmer | 02 November, 2011 11:53

Welcome to the Security All-Stars! Here we have assembled our list of top players in information security who year after year demonstrate the specialized skills that make them worth listening to.

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Security Awareness Tip

Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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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.