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The human firewall has a soft spot: you

For all the talk about the importance of new security technologies, the importance of staff buying into corporate security strategies is often underestimated. In every case, the predictable result is the same: a strong technological barrier whose effectiveness is immediately compromised once a legitimate user, with legitimate access to internal resources, clicks on a phishing email designed to load malware onto their computer.

David Braue | 12 Mar | Read more

The week in security: FREAKing out as bug joins human, nation-state threats

Even as DDoS attacks were outed as the biggest security concern for a range of businesses, the FREAK vulnerability spawned all sorts of puns and had security pundits concerned about the integrity of secure connections between computers and Web sites. CSOs were encouraged to check if they were vulnerable to the bug, while Apple moved quickly to squash it in its latest version of iOS and Microsoft confirmed that Windows is also vulnerable.

David Braue | 11 Mar | Read more

Is fragmentation killing Android in the enterprise?

Android may rule consumer smartphone shipments, but it’s getting trounced in the enterprise. So is Google’s new enterprise mobile security plan up to the task of raising Android's measly share of the enterprise? The answer may lie in the diversity of "the enterprise".

Liam Tung | 27 Feb | Read more

Shadow IT threat lingers as ANZ businesses drag feet on cloud moves

Less than 1 in 4 Australian and New Zealand businesses is in the advanced stages of planning their cloud rollout – yet with nearly half of CEOs and board members supporting the paradigm and 60 percent of respondents reporting security issues, the other organisation are not free from problems related to the cloud, a Red Hat customer survey has found.

David Braue | 26 Feb | Read more

PM spruiks data retention as report blames Snowden for poor data sharing

“Strained” relationships between intelligence and business had impeded information sharing and compromised national security as a result, a report into Australia's counter terrorism capabilities has warned as Australian prime minister Tony Abbott stepped up his rhetoric about the need for data-retention legislation in a speech on national security this week.

David Braue | 24 Feb | Read more

The week in security: Data retention looms, Superfish gutted

Are your staff suitably trained to detect and ignore phishing spam? If not, you may want to revisit your policies: in the latest security embarrassment, banks in 30 countries have been systematically deprived of more than $US1 billion by cybercriminals due to what many are attributing to poor staff training around the handling of malware threats. Indeed, despite billions spent on security tools one study found that researchers were able to garner sensitive information in 88 percent of attempts just by using their eyes.

David Braue | 24 Feb | Read more

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