Security vendor Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand has announced a replacement from within its global ranks for outgoing managing director Dave Patnaik who is leaving the company after four years.
Telstra is on the hunt for a chief information security officer (CISO) to work primarily with the Department of Defence to oversee the development and security of its network.
A 26-year-old Hungarian citizen is being detained in the US for infecting the computers of hotel giant Marriott and attempting gain a job by blackmail.
Coventry University is to open an 'Ethical Hacking Lab', the latest UK institution to put money into developing the practical skills that have been in short supply during the cybercrime boom of the last decade.
The hard sell around cloud computing is in full swing, but many potential customers are finding it hard to evaluate the security profiles of potential providers and should take a broader view of their objectives and standards, an expert in the auditing of IT security infrastructures has warned.
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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.