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Gartner Security and Risk Summit Opens

By Anthony Caruana | 26 August, 2014 15:15

Opened by John Girard, the Gartner Security and Risk Summit has a focus on creating a culture of risk management and security.

Japan's banking malware surge pushes Australia out of top 10

By David Braue | 13 August, 2014 08:44

Australians may be getting smarter about banking scams after new figures from Trend Micro saw the country fall out of list of the top 10 countries most affected by banking malware.

The week in security: Ransomware hits the NAS as hackers set records

By David Braue | 13 August, 2014 08:35

Vendors would have been holding their collective breaths as the Black Hat conference rolled into town and researchers lined up to share their newest vulnerabilities. Some researchers were ready to name the most hackable cars, while others were talking about how to bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication and others were sharing information on how to steal security codes from home alarm systems.

ABS: Agile for the long haul

By Stephen Withers | 13 August, 2014 08:19

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been using Agile methodologies for around seven years, but has more recently widened its adoption as part of a broader transformation within the organisation, assistant statistician and head of technology engagement and design Lane Masterton told an audience at the Technology in Government 2014 Summit last week.

AirWatch Secure Content Locker clears DSD hurdle

By Stephen Withers | 13 August, 2014 08:00

AirWatch Secure Content Locker for iOS devices has achieved PROTECTED level security status as defined by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Slideshows

9 tips, tricks and must-haves for security awareness programs

By Joan Goodchild | 21 June, 2013 14:53

What are the essential ingredients for making a security awareness program successful? Check out these 9 tips from CSO contributors on how to make awareness work in your organization.

In pictures: PM launches cyber safety program

By Hamish Barwick | 17 January, 2013 09:07

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was on hand in Sydney this week to launch a new cyber education module called bCyberwise. Developed by Life Education and McAfee, the program is designed to teach primary school students about online dangers such as becoming `friends' with strangers and cyber bullying. The program will be rolled out to Australian schools from 4 February.

AISA National Conference: In pictures

By Zennith Geisler | 11 November, 2011 10:39

- Amazon, Apple and Google know more about you than your doctor or lawyer - and Commbank is jealous as hell. - Don’t trust an organisation that doesn’t have a face - because then you can’t punch it in when they screw up, said Marcus Ranum. - 78 percent of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a computer or the internet and therefore avoid all IT security problems.

Symantec Vision 2011 Sydney in pictures

By Neerav Bhatt | 13 September, 2011 18:56

Symantec Vision 2011 Sydney in pictures

Lulzsec: the rise and fall of a hacking collective

By Liam Tung | 12 July, 2011 19:26

The curtain has fallen on the 50 day performance by hacker group LulzSec. Its campaign of mayhem and destruction, peppered with witty commentary captivated the world. In an alternate universe where Lulzcats reign and anti-security is the norm, it might have even earned a spot on its first target, The X-Factor. But on this earth its members may still be captured by its later targets: the CIA, US law enforcement and the FBI.

Features

Will Healthcare Ever Take IT Security Seriously?

By Brian Eastwood | 26 February, 2014 19:20

A recent threat intelligence study reports widespread security vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations, many of which went unnoticed for months. In December, a developer pulled unencrypted data from a 'certified' mobile health app in less than a minute. Why is it so hard for healthcare to get security right?

Opinions

Disruptive thinking

By Gordon Makryllos | 04 August, 2014 16:32

Traditional ways of doing business have changed. Or, to be rather brutally accurate, they have been disrupted.

Seven technology predictions for 2014

By Gordon Makryllos | 09 December, 2013 10:50 | 2 Comments

The year 2014 will be where current trends will accelerate the transformation already underway in how we consume information and do business and live. Organisations will need to evaluate their information strategy to take advantage of the emerging opportunities.

The business side of cyber security

By Ammar Hindi | 06 December, 2013 11:04

Balancing security priorities with business flexibility and agility is a tough challenge. But it’s a challenge every executive management team faces as it strives to drive business growth, achieve competitive advantage and maximise operational efficiency.

Unified communications: leading the cloud revolution

By Gordon Makryllos | 30 September, 2013 15:54

The term unified communication (UC) is a popular subject that has been floating around the workplace for some time….but is it really an essential component for businesses today? Do employees, or businesses for that matter, really understand the pros and cons?

Mobility and the mobile workspace: the new demands on the CIO

By Gordon Makryllos | 21 August, 2013 16:26

Technology, as we knew it, is no longer relevant. Every day we are bowled over with a new app, toy or technique. We are moving to a world of smart technology at a pace that is almost impossible to keep up with.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.