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Cybersecurity may not be “sexy” but smart engagement can still catch executives’ eyes

Businesses wanting to improve their security practice need to reconsider the way they position cybersecurity within their business philosophy, a security analyst has told an audience of security practitioners while warning that the persistence of “terrifying” images of cybersecurity practitioners had challenged the progression of cybersecurity into becoming a mainstream business concern.

David Braue | 05 Mar | Read more

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

The Case for Metadata Retention

The government's plan to force telecommunications providers to retain a set of metadata for every person has privacy advocates up in arms and police and security agencies telling us that this legislation is essential for fight crime in the 21st century.

Anthony Caruana | 24 Feb | Read more

The week in security: Security concerns as Australia moves towards data retention

Consumers are more concerned about credit-card security than they are about their own health, a new survey has concluded. Take it as an indictment of our consumer culture or an indication that our overall health is good, but with California alone reporting a six-fold increase in data breaches the threat is getting bigger all the time. With cybercriminals having developed a tool to optimise their use of stolen credit cards, things are likely to get worse before they get better.

David Braue | 03 Nov | Read more

Identity is the Key to Security

Security is big business these days. With our old approach of blocking everyone at the border failing - mainly because no-one knows where the border is anymore - a risk-based approach is driving the way businesses think about their information and systems security.

Anthony Caruana | 22 Oct | Read more

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