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Home, home on the cyber range

Many practitioners hone their incident detection and response skills through independent certifications, or even self-learning driven by their own enthusiasm. But with the establishment of a dedicated cybersecurity ‘cyber range’ in Sydney, one security vendor is adding gamification and hands-on training to bring skills development to a new level.

David Braue | 25 Jun | Read more

When it comes to password hygiene, Australians are almost the least awful of a bad bunch

Australians are more fastidious than those in other countries about separating work and personal passwords – and more careful than many in protecting sensitive data like healthcare accounts – but use of secure passwords remains uncommon, according to new figures, and high rates of password reuse suggest that we still aren’t learning to protect sensitive information right.

David Braue | 04 May | Read more

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The encryption quiz

The complexity of encryption schemes has been increased dramatically in an attempt to outpace the development of computational tools designed to crack them. Now it's important to devise algorithms that can't be brute forced for trillions of years in the hopes that they will remain secure long enough to be useful before they, too, are broken. Here's a quiz about encryption to see how well you are versed in one of security's most important components. Keep track of your score and check at the end to see how well you stack up.

Tim Greene and Jim Duffy | 29 Sep | Read more

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Security breach

No company wants to be associated with a data breach, but if your systems are compromised the fallout can sometimes be more damaging than the act itself.

Matt Rodgers | 22 Sep | Read more

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Protecting data means protecting business

​As technology continues to advance, so does the threat of cybersecurity attacks. This will require a drastic shift in perception for Australian businesses: to prioritise prevention, rather than reaction, in order to combat the various complexities of cyber-attacks.

Manish Bahl | 26 Feb | Read more

Seven predictions for ransomware’s evolution

During the past six months, the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) analysed more than 1,000 ransomware samples, categorising them into 150 families, and found attackers are looking to make quick, easy money with unsophisticated malware, combined with sophisticated delivery methods.

Brian Baskin | 26 Sep | Read more

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