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Confirmed: hackers can use Heartbleed to steal private SSL keys

By Liam Tung | 14 April, 2014 08:23

Researchers have proven the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug can be used to extract private keys from a vulnerable web server, giving affected services concrete evidence they do need to revoke and reissue private SSL certificates.

Peoplebank processing contractors faster with cloud-based PKI

By David Braue | 02 April, 2014 17:22

Specialist recruitment giant Peoplebank is seeing significant time savings after implementing a digital signature system that has significantly improved its everyday work processes.

“Totally different technology” helps Verizon secure AFP in $15m MSS deal

By David Braue | 11 July, 2013 08:54

A three-year, $15 million managed security services (MSS) contract under which the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will outsource its security monitoring and management to Verizon marks a significant milestone in the federal government’s significant security gateway reduction program, Verizon senior security manager Jason White has pointed out.

Five Key Challenges Facing CSOs Today

By Ashwin Pal | 10 July, 2013 13:42

2012 has been a tough year for IT security and the trend seems to be continuing into 2013. We have now become accustomed to groups such as Anonymous that have wreaked havoc on a number of large government and corporate organisations. A new frontier in cyber threats has opened. The driver for cyber intrusion is no longer fame, but theft of intellectual property, financial information, blueprints and other classified information for financial gain.

Unixpac Launches LockPath, the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Visionary Solution to Australian Risk and Assurance Professionals.

By CSO staff | 05 September, 2012 12:28

Unixpac now represents LockPath,a Kansas US based solution vendor, provider of the most innovative governance risk and compliance applications (GRC).


Opinion : Mark Ames discusses "Value for Policy"

By Mark Ames | 08 July, 2011 06:12

Your board and audit committee are looking for reduction in risk exposure driven by your information security policy. Is this something you can track and measure?

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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.