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In Pictures: CSO's Identity Driven Access Management Round Table

It's the centenary of the commencement of World War One. Back then, there were borders to protect. The soldiers knew who they were fighting and there were very few incursions where one side crossed a border undetected. Today's battles are different. The bad guys are stealing the good guys’ passwords and identities to get access to whatever they want. And they often wait weeks or even months before revealing their true objectives.

Abigail Swabey | 22 Oct | Read more

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

Security 2011 show hits Sydney: Gallery

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has the primary purpose of defending Australia against armed attack such as the Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia during WWII. It also participates in UN peace keeping, operations with allies such as the USA and disaster relief. In essence the ADF is a form of “insurance” against security threats to our nation.

Neerav Bhatt | 25 Aug | Read more

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron

So, Identity Theft. What is it really? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s basically when your personal details are used fraudulently to open accounts or obtain documentation in your name. This could result in debts being accumulated, for which you would initially be accountable – until you prove yourself innocent.

Bennett Arron | 11 Jul | Read more

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Accelerating cyber risk: Complacency is not an option

Every day financial services organisations deal with hundreds of thousands of indicators that could evolve into a cyber incident. According to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian financial institutions are among cyber criminals’ top targets, and the threat is accelerating.

Sam O’Brien | 19 Mar | Read more

Recovering from a ransomware attack: Why a combined security and disaster recovery plan is key for speed

The new data breach legislation which came into effect in Australia recently means that every ‘sizeable’ organisation must comply or risk crippling fines of up to $2.1 million With cybercrime and ransomware attacks on the rise, it’s not a question of ‘if’ a data breach is going to happen, it’s ‘when’ and how quickly your organisation can get back up and running following the event.

Andrew Martin | 14 Mar | Read more

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