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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

Australian businesses should use ASD Essential Eight as a roadmap for proactive security

Any company operating a multi-storey office building would develop painstaking fire escape plans, and any hospital would develop backup plans detailing how it could operate in the event of a power failure. So, if responsible businesses are actively addressing these risks, why are so many companies still failing to lay down detailed plans for dealing with a cybersecurity incident?

David Braue | 08 Jun | Read more

“There won’t be a more passionate advocate” for Australian security innovation, new ACSGN head vows

A recent high-profile win for Australian security stalwart MailGuard – which was last month designated as a ‘critical’ security partner by Microsoft – is the kind of recognition that Australia’s burgeoning community of innovative startups deserve to see more of, the head of the country’s new cybersecurity commercialisation arm has said as he gears up to hit the ground running.

David Braue | 06 Dec | Read more

Protecting your reputation following a data breach

Data breaches are inevitable and waiting for a breach to occur before designing an incident response plan is a recipe for failure. It’s a question of when the breach will occur and how you will respond, not if you will be breached. 100% prevention simply doesn’t exist, so having a plan to deal with a security breach is now more important than ever. You probably already have an incident response plan from a technical perspective. Phrases such as preparation, identification, containment, eradication and lessons learned.

Wayne Tufek | 15 Sep | Read more

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