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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

SMBs lag in security-driven hiring

Small organizations still struggle to stay on top of threats and keep their networks and IT assets safe, even as larger organization lay the groundwork to tackle future challenges, a new survey of security and IT decision-makers reveals.

CSO staff | 04 Oct | Read more

Will humans ever learn to be secure?

Despite all the investment in cybersecurity technologies, all the hiring of technical experts, all the millions spent on expensive security consultants, today’s businesses have made little progress resolving what remains the biggest paradox of information security.

David Braue | 21 Jul | Read more

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