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NAS security review: Synology DS1515+ running DSM 5.1-5022

Network attached storage vendor Synology claims to have improved its handling of security issues following last year’s ransomware attacks on its users. CSO Australia and Enex Test Lab put its latest version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) on the new Synology DS1515+ hardware through its paces.

Liam Tung | 05 Feb | Read more

Is crypto the enemy?

They say that if you live long enough you'll see history repeating itself. Certainly, that's true when it comes to fashion, music and even computer gaming with the trend towards retro games. And we're starting to see a a battle being fought again over encryption with British and US political leaders making overtures about banning or limiting the use of an important element of information security.

Anthony Caruana | 03 Feb | Read more

This is not the end for endpoint protection

It is easy to dismiss endpoint protection as a relic of an older time when information security only consisted of anti-virus solutions and perhaps a firewall, but as the threat landscape has changed, so too has endpoint protection. It has a troubled history, but this it not at all the end of endpoint protection today.

Michael Lee | 03 Feb | Read more

The week in security: DDoS rising in Australia, US warns on IoT security

Australia's information-security posture is |weak by world standards, according to one of many recent vendor studies that found overseas CSOs rated the maturity of their security processes rather higher than those here. It can't help that more than one quarter of security budget is being wasted on software that sits unused, figuratively, on the shelf rather than being actively utilised.

David Braue | 02 Feb | Read more

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