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Staying safe this festive season

Scammers and cyber criminals are very adept at coming up with new and inventive ways of tricking us into clicking that link and supplying our credentials or credit card information. I have seen emails and websites recently that look just like the real thing.

Ashwin Pal | 12 Dec | Read more

The week in security: Would you release malware on your network?

The week in security was dominated by Parliamentary dealings over the controversial ‘Encryption Bill’ that was pushed through into law – despite early and eventually fruitless stonewalling by Labor – without what many observers warned was adequate supervision and adequate controls despite revelations that previous controversial telecommunications data retention legislation was being abused.

David Braue | 11 Dec | Read more

How management can fly to cybersecurity success

Ever heard of Captain Richard de Crespigny? He may not be a household name like Captain Cook but he is no less of a hero. de Crespigny was the pilot who successfully steered an Airbus A380 to safety after it suffered engine failure over Singapore in 2010. His actions saved 469 lives.

John Karabin | 04 Dec | Read more

It’s game on when it comes to protecting our critical infrastructure

Australia’s second ever cyberwar games took place in Sydney last month. Codenamed “Operation Shell Breaker”, Government representatives from Human Services, the Australian Tax Office and Home Affairs came together with corporate representatives from the banking, telco and energy sectors to take turns to attack and defend critical infrastructure networks on a Lego smart city.

Sam Ghebranious | 26 Nov | Read more

Don’t Hedge Your Bets on A Data Outage

Days like Melbourne Cup Day are almost synonymous with the concept of ‘downtime.’ A day like today truly stops the nation, with almost everyone tuning out from their day-to-day to tune in to Australia’s most expensive horse race of the year.

Nathan Steiner | 06 Nov | Read more

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