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Federal Budget 2015: $33.3m identity management splash anchors government transformation - Tech News

A $33.3m investment in large-scale identity management systems will form a cornerstone of the government's Digital Transformation Office (DTO) – an umbrella effort to securely push government service delivery online – which will be fast-tracked through a $254.7m Budget allocation over four years that will see numerous other agencies chipping in to support the transformation agenda.

David Braue | 13 May | Read more

Privacy is a Business Disrupter

Although there's obviously a significant interest in privacy from a legal and compliance perspective, Vodafone's head of privacy, Stephen Deadman, told the audience at the recent IAPP Summit that there's an increasing focus on economics.

Anthony Caruana | 20 Nov | Read more

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Sony Attack: an Australian Perspective

The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in late November is not the first time that the Sony Corporation has been a target for cyber-criminals and if anything can be learned from the attacks, it is that corporations are not taking cyber-security seriously.

Mark Gregory, RMIT | 12 Jan | Read more

The Future of Security is in the Cloud

As we wrap up another busy year in high tech, many IT leaders have cloud technology top of mind. The cloud is profoundly transformative, standing out even in a tech landscape crowded with big ideas and disruptive developments. Despite initial hesitation, cloud adoption has grown rapidly and doesn’t show any signs of slowing.

Paul Lipman | 02 Dec | Read more

Incident Response Plan

Do you take a fatalistic approach to cyber attack? ‘Whatever will be, will be’ is an attitude in life (and movies) that is well suited to events that evoke a spontaneous response—like who will you marry? These are the questions posed in Doris Day’s song from the Hitchcock movie ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’. They’re not appropriate for incidents which inspire fear, which Doris learns when her son is kidnapped.

Dr Claudia Johnson | 23 Oct | Read more

Dispelling Common Myths Surrounding UTM

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 | Read more

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