Family restaurant franchisor McDonald’s Australia will need to steer clear of email if it wants to use social recommendations to boost its marketing campaigns.
Enterprise information security in Australia could come under much greater scrutiny with the nation’s Information Commissioner looking to drill down deeply into the details of an organisation’s security practices after a breach.
Widely-used open source web analytics platform Piwik has confirmed that hackers on Monday breached its piwik.org webserver and planted malicious code in the ZIP file containing its current software update.
Attackers using a "massive" list of sign-in IDs and password pairs successfully gained access to 93,000 accounts on Sony’s PlayStation Network, Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Network.
The so-called Comodo Hacker has claimed credit for the breach of Dutch SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate authority DigiNotar, now known to be behind 531 forged certificates.
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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.