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Callas Responds to Green's Criticisms

<p> A few days ago, Matthew Green, the widely respected cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University launched a broadside against PGP. In summary, Green said, &amp;ldquo;The problem with this is that, for all the good PGP has done in the past, its a model of email encryption thats fundamentally brokenrdquo; Further Green said PGP keys suck, PGP key management sucks and that that there is no forward secrecy. <a href="http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/08/whats-matter-with-pgp.html" target="_blank">His blog post adds more criticisms</a> and also attempts to find some solutions.</p>

David Heath | 27 Aug | Read more

IT Risk Management :The Evolving Nature

Peter Cooper, Group Information Security Manager, Woolworths says the value IT can bring "is to do what we do faster. The best value we can bring to our important business colleagues is help business processes. But doing things faster brings new risk".

Anthony Caruana | 27 Aug | Read more

The week in security: Healthcare breach prompts govt security response

Tax giant H&R Block took a big step with the |implementation of a new staff-onboarding system that uses a secure identity framework to confirm identity, while US shipping company United Parcel Service (UPS) was trying to confirm some other identities after its UPS Store subsidiary was |hit with a security breach that saw malware loaded on systems in 51 stores.

David Braue | 27 Aug | Read more

The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

It's that time of year again: The wonderful, terrifying week when hackers and security gurus descend upon Las Vegas to show off their skills and unleash presentation after presentation full of scary-sounding exploits. This year is no different. Over the previous week, we've heard tales of planes brought down by rogue code, snoops spying on your security cameras, and secretive, undetectable code that can turn any USB drive into an unstoppable malware vessel.

Brad Chacos | 22 Aug | Read more

The week in security: Ransomware hits the NAS as hackers set records

Vendors would have been holding their collective breaths as the Black Hat conference rolled into town and researchers lined up to share their newest vulnerabilities. Some researchers were ready to name the most hackable cars, while others were talking about how to bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication and others were sharing information on how to steal security codes from home alarm systems.

David Braue | 13 Aug | Read more

ABS: Agile for the long haul

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been using Agile methodologies for around seven years, but has more recently widened its adoption as part of a broader transformation within the organisation, assistant statistician and head of technology engagement and design Lane Masterton told an audience at the Technology in Government 2014 Summit last week.

Stephen Withers | 13 Aug | Read more

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