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Protecting your reputation following a data breach

Data breaches are inevitable and waiting for a breach to occur before designing an incident response plan is a recipe for failure. It’s a question of when the breach will occur and how you will respond, not if you will be breached. 100% prevention simply doesn’t exist, so having a plan to deal with a security breach is now more important than ever. You probably already have an incident response plan from a technical perspective. Phrases such as preparation, identification, containment, eradication and lessons learned.

Wayne Tufek | 15 Sep | Read more

Ransomware explosion is the latest security wakeup call for CxOs

The massive data breach of US retailer Target was a wakeup call for senior business executives too often disengaged with cybersecurity issues, but surging ransomware attacks are honing CxOs' attention on the need for automated analytics tools to detect security breaches as they happen – rather than months later, or not at all.

David Braue | 16 Jun | Read more

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The changing role of a the CISO

Michael Sutton is the CISO of ZScaler. He has forged a long career working in information security and has seen many changes over the years. We spoke to him at AusCERT 2016 about his career, the changing role of the CISO and what he’s seeing in the world of infosec.

Anthony Caruana | 27 May | Read more

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Do you have an Insider Threat Program?

Insider threats are increasingly on our radar, we saw a recent example in Australia with an Bluescope Steel employee taking out company documents. Also two scientists at Glaxo Smith Kline research scientists in another well publicised incident- Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, were charged with stealing trade secrets.

David Gee | 01 Apr | Read more

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

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