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AusCERT 2017 - Incident Response for the 21st Century Luddite

Anyone who has had a leadership role in IT knows that when discussions about disaster recovery and business continuity start, your work life is about to become either a lot more interesting or a lot more complex. The trouble is, when other business functions think about incidents that could impact business operations, they invariably draw their attention towards the technology they rely on.

Anthony Caruana | 13 Jun | Read more

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WatchGuard XCS770R Email Security Appliance Review

In order to improve productivity and minimise risk, most organisations need a reliable method of protecting their employees from unwanted email (spam) and malicious software (malware). In addition, it is also necessary to protect the corporate network by restricting access to inappropriate content.

Enex Testlab | 22 Jun | Read more

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IDG Security Day: Sydney infosec leaders

And, because of the magic of time differences and the international date line Australia was the first IDG Security Day event running. As it's the sumer solstice in the Northern hemisphere, it's also the longest day so it makes sense to fill it with as much infosec goodness as we possibly can.

Abigail Swabey | 23 Jun | Read more

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

Barack Obama’s security circus arrives in Oz: In Pictures

After jumping through countless hoops to get the required set of security clearances and approval by the US Embassy to photograph the President’s visit CSO can see why these steps were justified. Our photojournalist Neerav Bhatt was less than 5 metres away from the world’s most heavily secured individual - the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

Neerav Bhatt | 18 Nov | Read more

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The changing role of a the CISO

Michael Sutton is the CISO of ZScaler. He has forged a long career working in information security and has seen many changes over the years. We spoke to him at AusCERT 2016 about his career, the changing role of the CISO and what he’s seeing in the world of infosec.

Anthony Caruana | 27 May | Read more

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Navigating the AWS evolution

Amazon Web Services (AWS), once used as a ‘testing playground’ for proof of concept has evolved in the last five years to a complex arena of possibilities. The conversation has changed from ‘how can I put my website on Amazon in a secure way?’ to ‘how can I move multiple things to the cloud but still make sure it’s secure?’.

Ashish Rajan | 10 Jul | Read more

​Adaptive Security Architecture: Enhancing Your Security

Today, an array of ‘Security Innovation’ is happening. There has never been a time where there is more security innovation, and more security spend, as companies and corporations face greater chances of being cyber attacked. There is a new world we must secure - devices, apps (traditional and cloud native) and the cloud (managed, private and public).

Nathan Lowe | 18 May | Read more

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