Stories by Hamish Barwick


Adobe failed to adequately protect customers' info: Privacy Commissioner

Adobe failed to adequately protect customer information from hackers, the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found.

iiNet investigates hacking claim

iiNet subsidiary Westnet has confirmed that it is investigating an alleged database hack.

AusCERT 2015: How governments are using cyber crime tools to target activists

Activists in countries such as Syria, Vietnam and Ethiopia are under online attack online from their governments for expressing dissident opinions according to research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

AusCERT 2015: DeLorean stops by AusCERT awards

A DeLorean car straight out of Back to the Future made an appearance at the AusCERT gala dinner as the organisation celebrated its 14th annual conference and awards night on the Gold Coast.

AusCERT 2015: Protections missing from data retention regime

Justin Clacherty of policy advocate group Futurewise has lambasted the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 as a form of mass surveillance.

AusCERT 2015: How Griffith Uni beefed up online security before G20

The G20 Summit was held in Brisbane during November 2014 , putting the spotlight on the city but also making organisations there a potential target for politically motivated hackers.

How Brian Krebs tracks down hackers

Simple mistakes by cyber criminals — such as reusing an email address — has helped US journalist Brian Krebs with his research.

In brief: Lakeside Software opens Sydney office

US-based business intelligence software provider Lakeside Software has opened Australia and New Zealand regional headquarters in Sydney with the intention of growing the business in Asia.

Fujitsu launches A/NZ security services practice

Fujitsu has launched a security practice that will offer services to customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Steve Wozniak talks innovation, technology and privacy

Companies need to think about the future and not keep doing the same things or risk disruption according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

MacTel unveils leaseback plan for Intellicentre 2 data centre

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has entered a leaseback and sale agreement with data centre company Keppel for the land and shell of the Intellicentre 2 data centre for $43.3 million.

Biometrics funding to help deliver identity assurance, Dutton says

Immigration and Border Protection has been allocated $8.9 million in funding during 2015-16 to begin planning a high performance biometrics identity management system.

Interpol pushes for more use of biometrics to ID terrorists

Interpol is calling for Asia Pacific authorities to make better usage of biometrics to identify members of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

Customs biometrics to be ramped up by 2020

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says that 90 per cent of air passengers will be screened using facial biometrics by 2020.

Compliance with PCI DSS standards needs improvement: Dell

Compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) amongst Australian retailers needs to improve due to insecure practices according to Dell Software SecureWorks general manager Simon Ractliffe.