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Australia's ad fraud drops but so do ad-quality metrics

The percentage of fraudulent Australian online advertisements declined from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter, but an industry watcher has warned that growing risk from ad-related malware and a decline in viewability represented a “wakeup call” for Australia's online-advertising market.

David Braue | 26 Aug | Read more

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Features

The Internet of Robotic Things: Secure, harmless helpers or vulnerable, vicious foes?

Experts say robots will be commonplace in 10 years. "Many respondents see advances in [artificial intelligence] and robotics pervading nearly every aspect of daily life by the year 2025--from distant manufacturing processes to the most mundane household activities," says Aaron Smith, senior researcher, The Pew Research Center's Internet Project, speaking of the several experts quoted in his "Predictions for the State of AI and Robotics in 2025".

David Geer | 24 Jan | Read more

Sydney Water IT security manager talks governance strategy

Information security governance should not be treated like corporate governance, IT security steering committees must have the right stakeholders and the board can remain largely unaware of security issues. Those are key strategies for effective security governance, says IT security and assurance manager at Sydney Water, Stephen Frede.

Rodney Gedda | 03 Sep | Read more

Why your information security stinks & what to do

Amit Yoran was the Department of Homeland Security's first director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection office. But by September 2004 he was frustrated by what he saw as a lack of concern and commitment to Internet security. So he quit his post.

Bill Brenner | 22 Apr | Read more

Why Security Matters Now

Social networking and cloud computing threats abound, our annual Global Information Security Survey finds, making information security important once again to business leaders.

Bill Brenner | 16 Oct | Read more

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Tutorials

Coping with a DoS attack

We keep hearing about Denial of Service attacks, and how they can bring large organisations to a standstill, yet do we really understand the full range of events that the term encompasses? What does make up a DoS (or distributed DoS) attack, how it is done, and what can you do to prevent it happening to you?

Louise McKeag | 07 Sep | Read more

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Opinions

A move towards cyber resilience in a world without borders

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 | Read more

The DARK Web

Recently I started to use alternative search tools such as Duck, Duck Go and my old old favorite Yahoo. Why? Well I just was wary about all the information that is being collected by Google, and just wanted to see what it was like to revert to another tool.

David Gee | 01 Jun | Read more

Making the Best of BYOx

A mere handful of years ago, many of us were jealous of that one friend or coworker who was flashing their new iPhone, a mysterious gadget we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. Fast forward to the present, less than a decade later, it seems everyone you know owns a shiny new ultrathin phablet. Billions of people worldwide use smartphones, tablets, or phablets to run their personal and professional lives. They go with us everywhere, from bedside to kitchen table to workplace. This rapid rise of consumerised mobile technology has upended everything from our most intimate relationships to broader cultural dynamics.

Steve Durbin | 20 May | Read more

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