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 |
C-level executives are more aware than ever about threats to information security.
James Hutchinson |
19 Jan |
To use Cloud computing securely requires companies to know where their data is stored and who has access to
it. Ironically, the reason Cloud is so popular is because organisations don't want to worry about these details.
So can the issue be solved by adhering to standards? Increasing legislation? Maybe we need a global technical
disaster to ‘sober up’ an industry drunk on the power of Moore's Law.
CSO staff |
14 Jun |
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Security breaches are rarely out of the news and with these reports come the significant costs resulting from each attack. However, the immediate thought is often associated with a dollar amount; for example how much money are we forfeiting through lost sales? Consequently, many think that private enterprises are the only ones that are prone to be at risk of attacks on their networks. The fact is public sector, educational institutions and non-profit organisations are just as much at risk and the potential costs are both great and varied.
Brett Moorgas |
08 Oct |
While the rise of mobile enterprise adoption and BYOD means more flexibility for employees and generally higher productivity for organisations and businesses, it also poses security challenges, in particular around identity and access management (IAM).
Travis Greene |
07 Oct |
Unified Threat Management (UTM) has become popular among organisations since its emergence over five years ago. The security solution gained traction with its all-in-one approach, combining several security tools into a single device. Running UTM also saved companies, especially the smaller ones time, money and manpower. Most UTM today include a firewall, intrusion detection system (IDS), virtual private network (VPN), anti-malware, anti-spam, content and web filtering, while some vendors include other features such as advanced routing.
Wana Tun |
03 Oct |
It goes without saying that government surveillance news dominates our media. From a global standpoint, the NSA leaks brought international attention to state organised spying. Locally, the Australian Government has been making headlines over its plans to develop legislation that will allow it to more easily access metadata from large organisations and telecoms providers to gain information on the consumers using their services in a bid to prevent acts of terrorism
David Balazsy |
03 Oct |
What is cyber crime? There are a number of different ways that criminals are trying to target financial institutions. There is social engineering exploits, which is when an end-user gets an email claiming to be from their bank, but it’s really a cyber criminal. Within that email there is a link asking the end-user to confirm their account information. Cyber criminals then leverage the credentials to gain access to the user’s financial records and banking accounts. Malware is another piece to it, where criminals distribute malicious software and a user is tricked into installing a keylogger or screen scraper program on their device. This means that when an end-user enters their credentials, the program can capture all that information, allowing criminals to gain access to the account.
Crispin Kerr |
03 Oct |
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