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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.

Japan's banking malware surge pushes Australia out of top 10

By David Braue | 13 August, 2014 08:44

Australians may be getting smarter about banking scams after new figures from Trend Micro saw the country fall out of list of the top 10 countries most affected by banking malware.

ATO doing your tax return for you by accessing third party data sources

By Stephen Withers | 07 August, 2014 18:25

“We are basically aiming to do your tax return for you,” Bill Gibson, CIO of the Australian Tax Office told the Technology in Government Summit.

As big-data “paupers”, CSOs must identify, work around skills gaps: Schwartz

By David Braue | 23 December, 2013 07:10

“Severely understaffed” corporate IT security organisations need to concede that they can't do everything and undertake a realistic assessment of their capabilities before building partnerships with the companies that can, the global head of security operations with Verizon has warned.

IT Audit Survey Exposes Weak Risk Assessment

By Roy Harris | 06 October, 2011 10:09

Even in the face of costly and embarrassing corporate security breaches, one in four companies fails to conduct any IT risk assessment. And 42% say there are areas of their information technology audit plans that cannot be addressed because of a lack of resources and expertise.

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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.