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Security Delivery Platforms for Dunmies
By Gigamon | 14/7/2016

Despite a plethora of network security and monitoring tools, detecting and responding to cyberthreats are increasingly challenging tasks. The very nature of corporate networks and the way in which security tools are deployed put IT teams at a clear disadvantage. The corporate network is no longer a static, well‐defined entity that can be adequately protected with an armory of perimeter‐based security tools. Instead, it’s an amorphous, dynamic entity that extends well beyond the four walls of the data center. Technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and mobile computing add to the complexity.

Meanwhile, IT teams must shoehorn security tools into the network infrastructure and hope that their limited view of traffic will be enough to expose the low‐and‐slow activity that’s characteristic of advanced threats. But as long as there are blind spots on the network, there’s a chance that malicious activity is going undetected. IT organizations need a new approach that enables visibility across the entire IT infrastructure, including physical, virtual, and cloud environments. They need a security delivery platform.

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Dell SecureWorks Top 5 Tips to Australian businesses
By Dell Secureworks | 6/7/2016

The 2016 IT Security Priorities Study - SecureWorks delivers 5 top Tips

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Infographic: Advanced Security from the Inside with VMware NSX
By VMware Australia | 29/6/2016

Okay, you've secured the perimeter of your Data Centre.

But what about those threats that infiltrate, lie dormant and then attack your critical systems from within?

Now, with micro-segmentation, you can implement fine-grained policies and network controls within each of your Data Centre components. It's an incredibly flexible and scalable approach.

And thanks to VMware NSX®, you can achieve this with your existing infrastructure, applications and security products.

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How to proactively manage cyber security threats
By Stickman Consulting | 27/6/2016

The consequences of a cyber-attack can be devastating, such as loss of customer confidence, ruined reputation and costly legal ramifications. Not to mention the potential destruction of your entire business. To be fully effective, cyber security must be proactively managed and owned at board level. Not not just by the IT department. It needs to be broad in scope, and senior management needs to recognise that it’s a whole of business challenge.

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Privileged Users: Superman or Superthreat?
By Forcepoint | 24/6/2016

Privileged Users are, without a doubt, the most dangerous cybersecurity threat as they continue to cost organizations billions in corporate losses. Additionally, the risk to your bottom line and of intellectual property theft isn’t limited to a certain industry. It happens across the board from the financial sector to energy and healthcare to the federal government. So who are Privileged Users and how are they remaining in the shadows uncontested?

This whitepaper will help identify who Privileged Users are in your organization. It will also explain why Privileged Users present a greater risk than other employees, and whether or not your organization could be at risk. Finally, it will provide you with best practices and strategies for mitigating the threat.

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Defeating The Threat From Within
By Forcepoint | 24/6/2016

All networks are vulnerable because they have people using them. These are ordinary users focusing on getting their job done, not worrying about security. It is dangerous to assume that your workforce is “too smart” to avoid breaches. Understand that 94% of your employees will potentially be duped by a socially-engineered, targeted phishing scam. You can no longer afford to have just the traditional security solutions on your networks. These solutions will not offer you enough protection from within your organization. As CISO, you are going to need a new plan for dealing with Insider Threats. Your organization is at risk - get the latest report on the new wave of Insider Threats and start planning now.

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Evolving Protection Against Evolving Security Threats
By Advent One | 22/6/2016

As the nature of IT security threats evolve, the difference between an organisation susceptible to a catastrophic incident, and an organisation that is resilient in the face of sustained attacks, will be sound practices, good tools, an excellent culture and a trusted security partner.

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CSO Security Buyers Guide 2016
By CSO | 7/6/2016

Step right up! You’re front row at the greatest cybersecurity show on earth

Given that you’re reading this, your formal job description probably says something about information security – maintenance of which is your key responsibility, or one of them. Yet as has become increasingly clear in recent years, the scope of this responsibility has grown – as has the scope of the task that faces you.

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CSO Security Buyers Guide 2015
By CSO | 7/6/2016

You are being watched.

Information security management is undergoing profound changes in 2015. CSOs are dealing with increasingly complex technology environments and more hostilities from both financially and politically-motivated attackers. In this edition of the CSO Security Buyers Guide, we speak with Australia’s leading information security professionals on the significant trends for 2015 and how CSOs can reduce their organisation’s exposure by embracing new technology and working with staff and business units to ensure productivity is balanced with security

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Building a World-Class Web Application Security Program: Microsoft Uses AppSpider
By Rapid 7 | 2/6/2016

When Microsoft undertook an extensive evaluation of Web Application Vulnerability scanning solutions on the market, the company’s Cloud and Enterprise Security Services team knew it would be no small task. Microsoft wanted to build a world class, scalable Web App Vulnerability scanning service that would serve all of their different service teams in building secure applications. Top on the list of technical aspects was whether the Web App Vuln Scanning solution could handle the general scale of a company as large as Microsoft.

Read this case-study to learn what factors went into Microsoft’s key decision criteria in deciding on a web application program for its project.

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