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Australian Crime Commission flags encryption, mobile risk as “adept” cyber-crims reshape organised crime

Increasingly sophisticated online criminal activities have featured heavily in the Australian Crime Commission's (ACC's) latest biennial report on organised crime, which found that money-spinning online fraud has rapidly displaced more conventional crimes as the activities of choice for what the criminal-research body terms “serious and organised crime”.

David Braue | 21 May | Read more

Budget 2015: ASIO flags encryption challenges, slams “malicious insiders” as A-G stumps $131.3m for metadata

Increasing use of encryption and counter-surveillance technologies have been flagged as a key problem facing the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) as the organisation – like others within the Attorney-General's portfolio – outline their Budget-time priorities in tackling activities “prejudicial to Australia's security” that are enabled through use of such technology.

David Braue | 13 May | Read more

Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Apple's iPhone and iPad long ago pushed out the BlackBerry as the corporate standard for mobile devices, in all but the highest-security environments. Google -- whose Android platform reigns outside the corporate world -- is now trying to push out Apple, with a new effort called Android for Work. And Samsung is upping the game with a new version of its own Android security suite, Knox.

Galen Gruman | 19 Mar | Read more

Channel growth a key focus for Webroot's new Asia-Pacific head

A strengthened focus on channel partners and the capitalisation of recent technology acquisitions will fuel a redoubled assault on the Asia-Pacific endpoint security market as Webroot's newly appointed APAC regional managing director, Robbie Upcroft, settles into his new role as steward of an ever-harder battle against the growing tide of malware actors.

David Braue | 06 May | Read more

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