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IoT makers, in-house devs inching towards better security as IBM hacker team makes pen-testing less testing

Increasingly-accessible penetration testing services are helping businesses build iterative security testing into product development lifecycles and Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers are among the most enthusiastic adopters, the head of IBM’s penetration testing operation has reported as the nascent unit nears the end of its first year in operation.

David Braue | 11 May | 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

8 ways to become a cloud security expert

Information about how to securely navigate in the public clouds is, well, cloudy. We asked enterprise IT folks and IT consultants what resources they turned to get educated on this particular topic. The responses can loosely be broken down into three categories: niche conferences; big conferences, and authoritative voices accessible on the Internet.

Christine Burns | 12 Oct | Read more

5 secrets to building a great security team

For a security industry leader, Tim Williams is a pretty modest guy. As the former head of ASIS International and now as global security director for the $42.5 billion construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Williams has won <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/220798/the-2006-compass-awards-winners">his share of recognition</a>, which he doesn't take lightly.

Lauren Gibbons Paul | 20 Sep | Read more

Sony plucks first CISO from US Dept of Homeland Security

Sony has named US government cyber security czar Phillip Reitinger its first chief information security officer (CISO). The newly filled post was one of Sony’s key responses to its first major customer data breach in which 77 million customers personal details were compromised.

Liam Tung | 07 Sep | Read more

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