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Malware numbers just keep growing

For all its efforts to protect citizen privacy, the revelation that the passwords of many Australian Tax Office (ATO) business customers had been stored in plain text highlighted the persistent ability of human error – in this case, at an ATO subcontractor with data stored external to the organisation – to compromise security measures.

David Braue | 20 Jun | Read more

Location security, app bundling helping St John of God manage mobility

With the 2015 completion of its $430m Midland Public and Private Hospitals on the horizon, Perth-based St John of God Health Care is repackaging hundreds of corporate applications and adding location-based intelligence to its device management to maintain consistent security controls over information no matter where its mobile users are located.

David Braue | 12 Jun | Read more

CSO Roundtable : Effective Mobile Security

Although BYOD security gets the headlines, IT managers find issues like device management, scope management and support just as challenging. At the recent CSO Australia Mobile Security roundtable, held at AusCERT, 21 guests thrashed out their experiences and concerns.

Richard Chirgwin | 07 Jun | Read more

The week in security: AusCERT 2013 dominates Cyber Security Awareness Week

The AusCERT 2013 security conference, which coincides with the government-sponsored <a href="http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/awareness_week">National Cyber Security Awareness Week (NCSAW)</a>, dominated the news during the week, and the CSO Australia team was there in full force to hear the latest from industry experts from across Australia around the world.

David Braue | 27 May | Read more

The new IAM: nailing shut the door on the Trojan horse

Cloud, mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) computing are providing so many new potential ingress points to your network that it’s getting near impossible to keep up. The solution, as David Braue finds, lies in reconsidering your exposure, revisiting your IAM strategy – and picking your battles carefully.

David Braue | 15 May | Read more

Mobile carriers a new line of defence against mobile malware

Mobile telecommunications carriers like Vodafone will increasingly play a role in normalising bring your own device (BYOD) programs by using deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to prevent the compromise and exploitation of mobile devices outside the corporate network, the head of security supplier BAE Systems Detica has predicted.

David Braue | 02 May | Read more

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