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AISA honourees share their insights on diversity in the information security industry

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Awards is a prestigious annual event that recognises extraordinary information security professionals that have promoted excellence and innovation in the field. One of the unique things about this year’s AISA Awards is that, for the first time, the Diversity category was included. This highlights the importance and impact of diversity in the field, recognising the continuous efforts of the driven men and women making a difference in this space. Let’s meet some of the amazing nominees for this year:

AWSN | 04 Nov | Read more

Job hunting? White House seeking a CISO

I cannot help but to think of some memes at times. The one that has gotten lodged there today is the late Robin Williams with a great big bushy beard screaming “What year is it?”. News came out today that, at long last, the White House has come to the conclusion that there is a need for a CISO.

Dave Lewis | 31 Mar | 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

CIO-CSO tension makes businesses stronger

The relationship between the CIO and CSO (or CISO) can be fraught with tension - and that can be a good thing. Both executives play a critical role in your organization's C-suite, and better understanding these sometimes overlapping roles can only make your business stronger and more secure.

Sharon Florentine | 23 Apr | 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

When will business understand security?

In the security industry I work with business of different types and sizes, and deal with managers ranging from system administrators to CISOs. The common thread I see when management discussions on security inevitably reach beyond the IT department; is that security is not understood by the business, it is a magical geeky theme that belongs to IT to manage. Business only sees it as a cost centre:;a necessary evil.

Louay Ghashash | 11 Feb | Read more

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