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AusCERT 2012 in pictures: Exhibitors at large

The 11th annual information security conference, AusCERT, kicked off on the sunny Gold Coast this week with exhibitors and delegates gathering for three days of talks and networking. This year's theme, Security on the Move, was interpreted in different ways with one vendor arriving in a tank.

Hamish Barwick | 16 May | Read more

Malware innovation outpacing security defences, eThreatz testing shows

Figures suggest that 2011 was the worst year in history for malware attacks, with more than 12 million unique samples discovered in the first half of 2011 alone – a 22 percent increase over 2010. This high volume of attacks has taken its toll: extensive eThreatz testing by Enex TestLab over the past six months has confirmed that many malware detection platforms – including those from top brand-name vendors – have been unable to detect a sizeable proportion of new malware infections.

David Braue | 11 May | Read more

BYO computing: if you can't beat 'em, secure 'em

The trend towards bring-your-own computing is being driven by executives who not only insist on connecting their personal devices to the company network – but refuse to hand over control of those devices to security managers despite exhortations that it's necessary to ensure data integrity.

David Braue | 08 May | Read more

Virtualisation requires new security models: Quane

Traditional security models are slowing down virtualised environments and creating an untenable management burden as aggressive cloud-computing adopters skimp on security to ensure they don’t become victims of their own virtualisation success, a security executive has warned.

David Braue | 08 May | Read more

Learning from Evolve.Cloud

Dave Asprey, VP Cloud Security at Trend Micro, talked at length about the changing landscape of mobile devices and the integration of consumer-based products into the workplace. Inevitably, he said, new consumer technology spreads to the office, where it can become a challenge for IT, particularly in relation to security.

Ashton Mills | 04 May | Read more

Protecting your data: Cloud Security Alliance

At the Evolve.CLOUD conference in Sydney CSO sat down with Archie Reed, CTO Strategic Enterprise Services APAC and Japan for HP, to talk about the Cloud Security Alliance for which Reed is also a member. He outlined the global organisation's goals for standardising security in the cloud, education and certification, and what it means for companies looking to or making a transition to the cloud.

Ashton Mills | 04 May | Read more

Is it time for the cloud?

Speaking at the Evolve.Cloud conference in Sydney, Vice President and Principal Analyst APAC at Forrester Research Group, Michael Barnes, explained how even if the cloud wasn't part of a company's IT, it will be in the near future, adding that the market is undergoing "unprecedented change" and companies will need to adapt.

Ashton Mills | 03 May | Read more

Malicious QR codes: a mobile security blind spot

It's hard to read in-store signage, magazine or newspaper advertisements or product brochures these days without seeing a quick response Code (QR Code) – the blocky, square two-dimensional barcodes that let smartphone users quickly jump to a Web address by simply taking a photo of the code block.

David Braue | 02 May | Read more

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