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Surfing porn can lead to infections

Malware is a tiresome fact of life online. Ever since my first encounter with the Stoned virus years ago it has never ceased to be amaze me that the pace of this sort of software continues virtually unabated.

Dave Lewis | 04 Apr | Read more

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The encryption quiz

The complexity of encryption schemes has been increased dramatically in an attempt to outpace the development of computational tools designed to crack them. Now it's important to devise algorithms that can't be brute forced for trillions of years in the hopes that they will remain secure long enough to be useful before they, too, are broken. Here's a quiz about encryption to see how well you are versed in one of security's most important components. Keep track of your score and check at the end to see how well you stack up.

Tim Greene and Jim Duffy | 29 Sep | Read more

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Security breach

No company wants to be associated with a data breach, but if your systems are compromised the fallout can sometimes be more damaging than the act itself.

Matt Rodgers | 22 Sep | Read more

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Role-based Access Control: Access, security, info tracking

Controlling access to sensitive data is of utmost concern for the world’s most complex business and network environments. The amount of security-related data stored across a network is immense for many organizations, and relating all this data to the user’s account information in Active Directory can be tricky and time consuming.

Dean Wiech | 06 Apr | Read more

Do you have an Insider Threat Program?

Insider threats are increasingly on our radar, we saw a recent example in Australia with an Bluescope Steel employee taking out company documents. Also two scientists at Glaxo Smith Kline research scientists in another well publicised incident- Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, were charged with stealing trade secrets.

David Gee | 01 Apr | Read more

Securing digital identities into the future

Gartner* believes that by 2020, 60% of organisations will use active social identity proofing and let consumers bring in social identities to access risk-appropriate applications. It also predicts that by 2020 new biometric methods will displace passwords and fingerprints for access to endpoint devices across 80% of the market.

Sumal Karunanayake | 31 Aug | Read more

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