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Australian companies kicking security own-goals as military data theft highlights escalating cyber risk

Revelations that 30GB of sensitive Australian military data were exfiltrated from a subcontractor have underscored the risk faced by Australian companies that continue to leave themselves exposed by failing to employ “established and relatively straightforward cyber security measures”, the federal government’s peak cybersecurity body has warned as new data points confirms that local businesses are seeing increasing losses to cyber-attackers.

David Braue | 06 Nov | Read more

License-photo matching “straightforward” as face-recognition targets live crowds and financial transactions

The controversial application of face-recognition technology to millions of Australian driver’s license photos is a “relatively small database” in global terms, according to a biometrics executive who says today’s face-recognition algorithms are fast enough to scan thousands of faces at a time and robust enough to secure everyday financial transactions.

David Braue | 11 Oct | Read more

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Review: Mobile Device Management

With the rise of mobile computing -- first via laptops, then smartphones and now tablets -- the IT landscape changed within the enterprise. No more was IT just about the local network, WANs and security for desktops and servers: it now had to incorporate mobile devices, spanning all manner of manufacturers, operating systems, and platforms and to do so without compromising security. The sheer volume of devices and the different software they run is a natural antithesis to network security. Yet, these devices are integral to the way business works today, and so the IT department must adapt.

Ashton Mills | 20 May | Read more

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