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Raytheon acquires cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks

Defense and aerospace systems vendor Raytheon has acquired cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks in an effort to add to Raytheon's capabilities to defend against sophisticated threats facing customers in the intelligence, defense and commercial sectors, the companies announced Monday.

Grant Gross | 06 Dec | Read more

Medical data breaches soar, according to study

Security <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/690758/healthcare-security-needs-a-booster-shot">breaches among healthcare organizations</a> are soaring. That's the conclusion of the Second Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ID Experts.

George V. Hulme | 02 Dec | Read more

Good fences make good neighbours

It’s not that long since I wrote a blog post bemoaning Australia’s privacy laws as ‘toothless tigers’, pointing to our country’s lack of mandatory disclosure legislation as an ongoing challenge for information security. As such, I welcome Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor’s recent announcement that disclosure and privacy reforms could be fast-tracked - if the department was presented with evidence that enterprise information security was inadequate. For all that, I’ll be keeping the bubbly on ice for the time being...

Phil Vasic | 02 Dec | Read more

7 Ways to Protect Your Business Printers

Can a hacker burn down your business by remotely setting one of your printers on fire? Researchers at Columbia University have recently <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/245175/hp_laserjet_printers_vulnerable_to_attacks_researchers_warn.html">proposed such a scenario</a>, although HP quickly denied that it's possible. However, even if your printers can't be used as remote firestarters, there are many risks involved in networking a printer.

Joseph Fieber | 01 Dec | Read more

Creating a governance framework for cloud security

Cloud computing is revolutionising the way organisations across the world use technology. Despite the stigma cloud computing has gained following a series of high-profile data breaches, the cloud CAN be secure. Patrick Eijkenboom, principal consultant at NetIQ, discusses the importance of using a governance framework for a secure cloud computing environment, regardless of the model you adopt.

Patrick Eijkenboom | 30 Nov | Read more

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