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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?".

Gartner Security and Risk Summit Opens

By Anthony Caruana | 26 August, 2014 15:15

Opened by John Girard, the Gartner Security and Risk Summit has a focus on creating a culture of risk management and security.

SynoLocker victims who paid but still couldn’t unlock files get a second crack

By Liam Tung | 25 August, 2014 09:26 | 1 Comment

If you paid $350 fee to unlock your files on a SynoLocker trapped storage device but still couldn’t access them, there may be hope thanks to a new tool from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.

Amazon tricks up CloudFront encryption with anti-spy feature

By Liam Tung | 22 August, 2014 12:56

Spies and hackers will find it harder to unseal encrypted communications if they’ve already captured packets sent across Amazon’s content distribution network, CloudFront.

Digital signatures make peak season less taxing for H&R Block

By David Braue | 19 August, 2014 23:17

Tax-preparation firm H&R Block has used a digital signature-based solution to streamline the process of bringing on additional tax specialists to help it through its busiest season – the third calendar quarter of the year, when the company will process more than 750,000 tax returns.

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

Canberra's EVOLVE.Cloud hit the streets with topline speakers

By CSO staff | 29 October, 2012 10:19

Canberra's EVOLVE.Cloud hit the streets with topline speakers

Evolve.Cloud hits Sydney with a bang

By CSO staff | 01 May, 2012 14:33

Evolve.Cloud event hosted by Trend Micro including thought leaders from , VMware, Cloud Security Alliance, Government Leaders and Cloud Independent Rob Livingstone at The Sheraton on the Park.

Symantec Vision 2011 Sydney in pictures

By Neerav Bhatt | 13 September, 2011 18:56

Symantec Vision 2011 Sydney in pictures

Features

NEWS FOCUS: Cyber-espionage attacks threaten corporate data in new unrelenting ways

By Ellen Messmer | 08 August, 2011 20:26

Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.

Cloud security: how to protect your data

By CSO staff | 14 June, 2011 21:17

To use Cloud computing securely requires companies to know where their data is stored and who has access to it. Ironically, the reason Cloud is so popular is because organisations don't want to worry about these details.

So can the issue be solved by adhering to standards? Increasing legislation? Maybe we need a global technical disaster to ‘sober up’ an industry drunk on the power of Moore's Law.

Opinions

It’s All About the Threat: Five Questions to Ask to Make Sure you Stay Focused

By Ammar Hindi | 27 June, 2014 08:13

Lack of cybersecurity talent coupled with the increasing complexity of threats and networks, a heightened regulatory environment, and an accelerating pace of innovation is driving many organisations to look outside their walls for cybersecurity protection.

Data storage and security in the cloud

By Gordon Makryllos | 03 March, 2014 13:37

With cloud computing continuing its journey as arguably the dominant technology of the current era, so too the way we use it and manage its capabilities continue to evolve. The cloud has given us new ways to think about lots of traditional IT habits and practices, and as more and more data finds its way into the cloud, this extends to subjects like business continuity, disaster recovery and general data security.

De-risking the cloud

By Wayne Tufek | 16 October, 2013 16:43 | 3 Comments

The attractiveness of adopting cloud services continues to grow. Who can argue against access to the latest technologies, a pay as you go model, rapid provisioning/de-provisioning and on demand scaling? All of these benefits lead to improved agility, faster time to market and a business focus on the business (not managing IT). Many of the risks of cloud computing have become less frightening as organisations have become more comfortable with data sovereignty and availability issues.

Establishing a Cloud Broker Model – Part 3

By Puneet Kukreja | 05 August, 2013 14:33

In the age of cloud, internal IT departments are being continuously challenged to demonstrate value and alignment to business requirements and business needs.

UNSW helps close cloud computing's can of (legal) worms

By Stilgherrian | 03 July, 2013 16:07

How does your organisation cope when your data has left the building — or the country? Data sovereignty can be a vital legal issue, because data becomes subject to the laws of the country it's stored in — and that changes the risk profile.

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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.