Stories by Anthony Caruana

Catching a cyber-criminal

Peter Cooper of the GWA Group has an extensive history as a senior information security professional. One morning a few years ago some strange things were being noticed at a warehouse at the company worked for. Nothing that looked too severe but the sort of thing that looked like an innocuous anomaly.

Anthony Caruana | 09 Jun | Read more

Creating a compliance program on a budget

Along with death and taxes, security compliance programs are becoming one of the unavoidable facts of life for many of us. That means someone has to create a compliance program so you can monitor and put appropriate controls in place around information security.

Anthony Caruana | 05 Jun | Read more

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – what’s new?

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organisation. It was recently updated and Dr. Angelika Plate formerly of the German Information Security Agency and now an independent consultant, walked through the changes at AusCERT 20

Anthony Caruana | 04 Jun | Read more

People are the key to security

Laura Bell is the founder and lead consultant at SafeStack. With a background in software development, penetration testing and information security, Bell has made a career from challenging traditional fear based formal governance approaches. In her plenary session presentation at AusCERT 2015, Bell put the challenge out to change the way we approach human security risk. Her call is “Let's protect our people”.

Anthony Caruana | 04 Jun | Read more

Poking the bear – when you provoke hackers

After losing his job in a reshuffle, “recovering” journalist Brian Krebs has forged a reputation as one of the world’s foremost information security reporters. While he has broken a number of major security stories, including the Target breach, there are times when things get a little precarious.

Anthony Caruana | 02 Jun | Read more

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