The week in security: Encryption law could cripple Australia’s security exports

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A new report into the controversial ‘Encryption Bill’ has warned that it could damage Australia’s security industry for many years to come, pushing innovators offshore and crippling Australia’s export potential due to a perception that Australian security products cannot be trusted.

AFL team the Richmond Tigers has overhauled its security infrastructure to enable its team to work seamlessly and securely while on the road.

People, after all, are critical to every security environment – even, as one tech-company CISO shared, in companies whose entire business revolves around building security technologies.

An unintended consequence of the US government shutdown has been to leave a range of .gov sites exposed with expired HTTPS digital certificates.

Those thinking that doesn’t pose a security breach may want to consider the five myths of threat hunting – which confirm that many of our perceptions about security risk are still misplaced.

The reward for new iOS jailbreaks, WhatsApp, and iMessage exploits has climbed past $1m as security firms double down on efforts to redirect the world’s hacking expertise to improve their products.

Hyatt Hotels was also bolstering its bug-bounty efforts, in the wake of two recent payment-card breaches.

Google pulled 85 adware apps that have, collectively, been downloaded from Google Play more than 9 million times.

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