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Sharing BYODs with family is risky business

Employees who share their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) work tools with family are one of dozens of risks organisations should consider before embracing the consumerisation of IT, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) says in a new report.

Liam Tung | 15 Oct | Read more

The week in security: Govt targets cybercrims; cybercrims target banks, unis

<p> Workers have been agitating for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies for some time now, but a <a href="" target="_blank">new survey</a> suggests many are actually concerned that BYOD &ndash; which has <a href="" target="_blank">already raised security issues</a>&nbsp;and is <a href="" target="_blank">forcing companies to invest </a>in sophisticated analytics &ndash; is giving management an excuse to <a href="" target="_blank">snoop on their information</a>.</p> <p>

David Braue | 08 Oct | Read more

The week in security: hackers banking on human, technological shortcomings

The US government is on the verge of announcing a winner for its competition to build a new cryptographic hash algorithm – but not everyone thinks it's necessary. Current encryption can do the job nicely and – in the case of some cloud-computing services – for free. Cloud providers are responsible for your personal data when it's loaded into cloud services, but encrypting it may prove valuable if you're not entirely convinced.

David Braue | 04 Oct | Read more

Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia

The wave of ransomware masquerading as law enforcement operations has reached Australia. Instances of an Australian Federal Police (AFP) branded scam have been reported attacking PCs this week. A more serious scam has been attacking business servers.

Stilgherrian | 28 Sep | Read more

MDM is dead, long live MDM

The ever-expanding number of mobile devices, operating systems and applications – as well as the fact that many employees are likely to resist efforts to impose mobile device management (MDM) strictures on them – mean traditional MDM is dead, Symantec executives have warned.

David Braue | 21 Sep | Read more

The week in security: Was it the FBI's Apple data, or not?

Reports were questioning corporate security culture as KPMG suggested a lack of legislation around mandatory data breach notifications has <a href=“”>left many Australian companies</a> tight-lipped on the subject.

David Braue | 13 Sep | Read more

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