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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

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

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

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

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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