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The week in security: Scams cost Aussies $45m in 2015 already; Hacking Team spoils grow

Australians lost $136,000 to malware in June alone and have so far lost $45 million to scammers this year, new figures from the ACCC revealed even as attackers hit the Telegram messaging app in Australia and APAC areas, knocking the service offline. No wonder Australian IT managers feel besieged by attackers – and that BYOD users worry that their employers can't keep private data safe.

David Braue | 21 Jul | Read more

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The security suite guide 2010

Just a few short years ago, all a PC needed for protection was a basic antivirus program to guard against any malware that arrived via an e-mail attachment, embedded in a shareware application or piggy-backed on a floppy disk.

Frank J. Ohlhorst | 18 Aug | Read more

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AISA National Conference: In pictures

- Amazon, Apple and Google know more about you than your doctor or lawyer - and Commbank is jealous as hell. - Don’t trust an organisation that doesn’t have a face - because then you can’t punch it in when they screw up, said Marcus Ranum. - 78 percent of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a computer or the internet and therefore avoid all IT security problems.

Zennith Geisler | 11 Nov | Read more

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The DARK Web

Recently I started to use alternative search tools such as Duck, Duck Go and my old old favorite Yahoo. Why? Well I just was wary about all the information that is being collected by Google, and just wanted to see what it was like to revert to another tool.

David Gee | 01 Jun | 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

The Active International Response to Cyber Crime

The international cyber-security versus cyber-crime battle is gathering pace and what we’re seeing is the formation of international alliances to fight this rising scourge. However, the online world is unlike any other, it will take more than a defensive mindset to win this battle.

Mark Gregory | 26 Mar | Read more

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