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Data volumes making security-log centralisation trickier: ManageEngine

Ongoing growth in security breaches have customers demanding better information about their security exposure, but most will struggle to get it without tapping into intelligent analytics platforms capable of scouring different kinds of log data for trends across cloud, mobile, and other enterprise environments, a security analytics expert has warned.

David Braue | 24 Apr | Read more

Today's Approach to Security is Broken

Over the last month I've attended four international events that have had a focus on security. And there's one data point that ought to have every CSO, CISO and CIO out there worried. Despite more money than ever being spent on security – and the amount is increasing – the amount of money being lost as a result of security breaches is rising at an even greater rate.

Anthony Caruana | 17 Apr | Read more

Lower costs help NZ pip Australia for F5 Networks support centre

Australia may have enjoyed success in luring investments by overseas security vendors like CipherCloud], ESET and |Vormetric, but good access to security skills and a lower operational cost base tipped the scales in favour of New Zealand as application delivery and security firm F5 Networks decided where to open its latest regional security facility.

David Braue | 17 Apr | Read more

Symantec draws new security picture

With a background that started at computer store back in the 1990's, Symantec's COO Stephen Gillett has climbed the corporate ladder rapidly. After being spotted by the Chairman of the largest hospital chain in the Pacific northwest of the USA while working at Office Depot, he was appointed as the IT manager of a new hospital. After moving from that to his own start up, he became the CIO of Starbucks at the age of 31. He's now the COO of Symantec.

Anthony Caruana | 14 Apr | Read more

Heartbleed panic drives flood of enquiries to Symantec's Melbourne CA

While security vendors weigh their product ranges for vulnerability to the recently discovered 'Heartbleed' bug, Symantec's massive digital certificate infrastructure remains secure – but the company is advising customers to update the vulnerable OpenSSL code and then regenerate their public key infrastructure (PKI) private keys, according to its Melbourne-based senior principal systems engineer Nick Savvides.

David Braue | 14 Apr | Read more

The week in security: Target PCI DSS auditor sued, XP-ocalypse nears

Recriminations were flying as security vendor Trustwave Holdings was named in a lawsuit related to the penetration of US retailer Target, in a suit related to Target's obligations under the PCI DSS credit-card industry standard. The move was termed a wake up call for companies looking to hire PCI DSS auditors, while others in the credit-card industry were seizing on the Target hack to further their arguments for PIN vs chip-based card security.

David Braue | 01 Apr | Read more

Nearly 7% of ANZ PCs face XP-related security exposure: Trend Micro

Companies in Australia and New Zealand are well ahead of world pace in moving away from Windows XP – which is widely expected to become a security nightmare once Microsoft discontinues updates for the platform next Monday – but hundreds of thousands of regional PCs are still running the operating system, according to new statistics from Trend Micro.

David Braue | 01 Apr | Read more

Forget BYOD – it's now BYOC

For the last couple of years CIOs and CSOs have been fighting to manage the rising tide of personal devices entering the enterprise. But that's changing as people start to bring their own cloud apps and services into the enterprise. BYOC – Bring your own Cloud – is the new challenge.

Anthony Caruana | 01 Apr | Read more

Security Driving SDN Uptake

Software Defined Networks are here. In just a couple of years they have moved from theory and are now part of every CIO's planning. And that means a significant rethink is needed when looking at security. With many critical functions moving off proprietary hardware towards open platforms where core functions are abstracted to software, the way networks are managed and secured is changing.

Anthony Caruana | 31 Mar | Read more

Australian government requests for Google user info up 29% in 2013

The Australian government increased its use of data requests to source information on Google by 29 per cent from 2012 to 2013, the company's latest Transparency Report has shown, while figures indicated that Australian authorities are proving more effective than most governments at getting most of the information they request.

David Braue | 31 Mar | Read more

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