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Strong executive desire to use iPhones led the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to start looking for solutions that would separate government from personal information.
Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp is a senior lecturer in the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London. She is keenly interested in how social behaviours influence our attitudes to security. For example, in communities where Internet accounts need to be shared between family members, the security professional's assumption that one account and password identifies one person is undermined. CSO spoke to Dr Coles-Kemp about the nexus between social behaviours and information security.
Fireworks lit up the sky as the AusCERT organisation kicked off its 20th birthday to coincide with the annual awards night.
Australians will continue to be ripped off by international crime syndicates unless banks fast track the rollout of ATM chip technology, according to Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay.
HP's Colin Henderson believes the security industry needs to become more adept at understanding the role of big data in security analysis, to try and stay ahead of an increasingly sophisticated and collaborative “black hat” world.
Australian Information Security Association issues blunt warning as National Cyber Security Awareness Week begins
Australian Information Security Association (AISA) has today, on the first day of National Cyber Security Awareness Week, taken the opportunity to flag research from its members, releasing an advisory note to the community at large.
Months on from the government’s bold PR initiative in which it said it would spend $1.46 billion on IT security, the release of the 2013-14 federal budget has shown little additional financial support for this and other cyber security initiatives.
Information security vendors are telling customers to think in a new way. At the core of their advice is the idea — the admission, if you like — that no matter how good the defences they sell, sooner or later the bad guys will get through.
Westpac Banking Corporation has warned customers about a new hoax email and website doing the rounds.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned Australians not to deal with a company operating under the name Global Capital Wealth.
Microsoft has released its first report detailing its compliance with law enforcement user data requests across several consumer services, including Skype.
The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety program for 2013 has been launched with the first online discussion forum taking place with primary school students in the Northern Territory, South Australia and West Australia tomorrow.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested 21 people involved with a peer-to-peer child abuse file sharing network.
A multi-faceted approach covering law enforcement, education and user vigilance is vital for cyber safety in Australia to succeed according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Visa subsidiary CyberSource has been selected by the Flight Centre, Cotton On and Kathmandu to secure online payments when customers are booking flights or buying apparel.
Australia has become the 39th country to sign as a party to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime meaning that local law enforcement agencies will be able to obtain data about cybercrime from international partner agencies.
Retailer Harvey Norman has issued an apologetic email after it accidently sent out customers a $5 credit offer for signing up to its VIP email, even though they had not opted in to receive it.
Hackers are adapting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and combining these with social engineering tactics to try and infiltrate banks during 2013, warns Gartner.
The Labor government’s $1.46b commitment to boosting cybersecurity efforts was a significant investment in an area where the ‘good guys’ have often seemed hopelessly outgunned.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the new Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) will be established in Canberra and draw on the skills of the nation’s best cyber security experts.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
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.