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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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2011's biggest security snafus

Perhaps it was an omen of what was to come when the city of San Francisco on New Year's Eve 2010 couldn't get a backup system running in its Emergency Operations Center because no one knew the password.

Ellen Messmer | 02 Dec | Read more

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

NEWS FEATURE: Debate rages over how to manage personal mobile devices used for work

Increasingly, businesses accept the idea that employees should be able to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2011/072711-andreas.html?hpg1=bn">use their personal mobile devices</a>, such as <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/061510-smartphone-history.html">smartphones</a> and tablets, for work. But debate is raging as to whether these employee-owned devices should be <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/061511-smartphones-tablets-security.html">managed and secured</a> exactly as corporate-owned devices might be.

Ellen Messmer | 28 Jul | Read more

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Time is Your Foe and Automation is Your Friend during DDoS Attacks

During a DDoS attack, time can be your biggest enemy. Lost seconds can have a huge impact on whether you are successful in mitigating an attack in time, or failure could mean costly network downtime. Anything that accelerates your Mean Time to Detect (MTTD) and Mean Time to Respond (MTTR) to an attack provides you with a clear advantage.

Tim Murphy | 24 Apr | Read more

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

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