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The next world war will be cyber – and it has already begun

The government's recent $230m commitment to build Australia's national cybersecurity defence was welcomed by industry and notable for many reasons, but observers were quick to point out that the new Cyber Security Strategy (CSS) marked the first time the government had publicly stated that it was ready to go on the offensive against hackers.

David Braue | 02 Jun | Read more

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In Pictures: CSO's Identity Driven Access Management Round Table

It's the centenary of the commencement of World War One. Back then, there were borders to protect. The soldiers knew who they were fighting and there were very few incursions where one side crossed a border undetected. Today's battles are different. The bad guys are stealing the good guys’ passwords and identities to get access to whatever they want. And they often wait weeks or even months before revealing their true objectives.

Abigail Swabey | 22 Oct | Read more

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

Security 2011 show hits Sydney: Gallery

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has the primary purpose of defending Australia against armed attack such as the Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia during WWII. It also participates in UN peace keeping, operations with allies such as the USA and disaster relief. In essence the ADF is a form of “insurance” against security threats to our nation.

Neerav Bhatt | 25 Aug | Read more

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron

So, Identity Theft. What is it really? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s basically when your personal details are used fraudulently to open accounts or obtain documentation in your name. This could result in debts being accumulated, for which you would initially be accountable – until you prove yourself innocent.

Bennett Arron | 11 Jul | Read more

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Is Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy Good?

There are numerous benefits to creating a mobile workforce, including improved information sharing, increased productivity and greater work flexibility. But this has left many enterprises having to manage the need to balance connecting more devices, apps and data to enable business productivity while at the same time tightly handling security and controlling cost.

Billy Ho | 27 Apr | Read more

Securing the enterprise in a brave new digital world

The security threat landscape has changed dramatically in ways unfathomable from just a few years ago. In today’s digital world where applications range in the millions, organizations need to be aware of the fact that enterprise infrastructure is not the only vulnerable spot for hackers.

Martyn Young | 27 Apr | Read more

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