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How to explain cyber security to your board

If you're like most, you face a conflicting challenge around security: while there is increased focus on digitalisation of the business, at the same time the threats to the business have not been fully addressed – or even planned for.

David Gee | 02 Jun | Read more

Security threats through the Cloud

As with most of technology, security goes through periodic changes, cycles and generations. Hardware, software, applications and methodologies all mature, become commoditised and standardised to the point of being invisible, and then are reinvented in a new evolved form. New platforms and new devices create new opportunities but are also subject to new evolved threats – something that remains true of security.

Gordon Makryllos | 24 Sep | Read more

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Opinion:Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne – an extraordinary collaboration for good

A marathon hack event held over a June weekend in Melbourne attracted more than 50 developers and designers, and a dozen subject matter and technical experts to ‘hack for humanity’. They volunteered their time to create open source solutions for communities impacted by natural disasters and climate change. These prototypes are available to assist in disaster relief planning, emergency management and community recovery.

Jane Treadwell | 14 Jul | Read more

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Aussie Firms Must Play Catch Up or Will End Up as Easy Targets

“This week, it was announced the federal government is putting through a new bill which obliges about 1600 Telco’s and related companies to protect their networks from unauthorised access and interference. Breach notification laws have been highly effective at forcing organisations to review IT Security in countries such as the USA and Europe.

Phillip Simpson | 01 Jul | Read more

Cyber security- are you doing enough

The increased prevalence of cyber-security breaches underscores just how vulnerable enterprises are to malware and hackers. The risks associated with these incidents are now widely known, and CEOs are looking closely at the measures their IT and security teams are taking to fend off potentially catastrophic intrusions. But are they doing enough?

Steve Beards | 30 Jun | Read more

Choose Your Security as a Service Carefully

If there's one topic that is likely to make any CIO's or IT Manager's wallet hurt, it's information security. With all the media coverage lately on data theft, credit card theft, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) theft and identity theft, every organisation from the sole proprietorship to the massive international megacorp to the critical government agency knows that they need it and suspects that they lack it. It's one thing when a small-town restaurant's Twitter account gets hacked, but it's something else entirely when a government agency charged with performing background checks for security clearances cannot keep the PII of its investigation subjects secure.

David Kelleher | 30 Jun | Read more

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