Stories by Sandra Rossi

Critical wireless flaw identified

A serious wireless network technology flaw that could lead to the breakdown of some critical infrastructures in just five seconds has been identified by QUT’s Information Security Research Centre, a finding that is likely to have worldwide ramifications.

Sandra Rossi | 13 May | Read more

Govt goes it alone on security reporting scheme

In its latest move to protect critical infrastructure, the federal government yesterday launched a secure Web site to report information security attacks, but the initiative has raised the ire of Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCert) which has spent the last two years establishing a national reporting and alert system with a broad membership base.

Sandra Rossi | 04 Dec | Read more

Funding cuts trim Privacy Act to a toothless tiger

Once upon a time Australia's largest companies and federal government agencies were racing to comply with the Privacy Act fearing ugly reprisals and reputational ruin. Today, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is a skeleton of its former self, admitting that funding restraints have stripped the watchdog of its auditing capabilities.

Sandra Rossi | 17 Nov | Read more

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