Several hardware-encrypted USB memory sticks are now part of a worldwide recall and require security updates because they contain a flaw which could allow hackers to easily gain access to the sensitive information contained on the device.
Joan Goodchild |
07 Jan |
There is no doubt that cloud computing is dominating today's IT conversation among C-level security executives. Whether it's due to the compelling cost saving possibilities in a tough economy, or because of perceived advantages in provisioning flexibility, auto-scaling, and on-demand computing, CSOs are probing the capabilities, costs and restrictions of the cloud. At the same time, security and compliance concerns are at the forefront of issues potentially holding large enterprises back from capitalizing on the benefits that cloud computing has to offer.
Jim Hietala |
07 Jan |
Forrester often gets inquiries such as, "What requirements should we keep in mind while developing our disaster recovery plans and documents?" and, "Which strategies work best for managing our disaster recovery program once it's in place?"
Stephanie Balaouras |
17 Dec |
Trade secrets are increasingly becoming a company's most valuable assets, and not surprisingly, threats to those assets have increased concomitantly. The greatest threat to company data is, of course, not outsiders but a company's own employees A company's ability to protect against rogue employees (as well as against unintentional harm) is governed by both federal and state laws, which vary by jurisdiction and, worse, are in a state of flux in many of those jurisdictions.
Russell Beck and Matt Karlyn |
12 Nov |
Social networking services like Facebook and Twitter foster a false sense of security and lead users to share information which can be used by cybercriminals and social engineers. The very concept of social networking is based on connecting and sharing, but with who?
Tony Bradley |
28 Aug |
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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 |
There are many reasons for security attacks. Attackers may be looking for payment card data or other sensitive commercial information, or they may simply wish to disrupt an organisation’s operations.
Whatever their motive, data breaches have a significant impact on a business. Protecting an organisation from an unwanted intrusion can save tens of millions of dollars, and help maintain customer loyalty and shareholder confidence. But can we really quantify the true cost of a data breach?
Robert Parker |
07 Jul |
Walls of greenery, circadian lighting and workspaces specially designed to accommodate activity-based working are just some of the features of Medibank’s new Docklands headquarters in Melbourne.
Chris Woodroffe |
03 Jul |
Data breaches have hit the news recently for all the wrong reasons. A major grocery chain has recently suffered a major data leak, the latest in a long line of businesses that have been forced into damage control mode after widespread dissemination of information that should never have entered the public domain.
Kieran O’Shaughnessy |
18 Jun |
Late last year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairperson, Greg Medcraft called for Australia to focus on "cyber resilience" to prevent destabilisation of financial markets. Coincidentally, a day later, the Australian Government announced the formation of a cyber security expert panel to review the nation’s cyber security efforts. This came in the wake of the Australian Signals Directorate reporting a 37 per cent increase in cyber security incidents on the previous year.
John Ellis |
15 Jun |
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