The enemies of information security come in different forms so it’s important to understand the different types and what motivates them, according to F-Secure chief research officer, Mikko Hypponen. #auscert2012
More Australian internet users want the government to order businesses to notify users of online data breaches, as a new survey conducted by the University of Canberra and eBay Australia found that 85 per cent of 700 Australian participants want data breach notifications to become mandatory.
While the US Patriot Act may make many headlines for the legal authority it bestows on US agencies to access data held in foreign countries, Australian companies need to be aware of similar legislation in both the US and Australia, according to security industry experts.
Controls, such as restricted network access, should be in place before allowing staff to bring their own devices if organisations want to avoid the risk of data leakage, says ACT government IT security senior manager, Peter Major.#auscert2012
Online wagering operator, Centrebet, (ASX: CIL), is consolidating its IT infrastructure to reduce costs and remove system duplication following its $183 million takeover by UK-based rival, Sportingbet, in September last year.
The High Court of Australia in Canberra has dismissed an appeal by 34 film and television companies led by Roadshow Films against internet service provider (ISP) iiNet over alleged copyright infringement.
Chief information officers should begin asking serious questions about the security of their supply chain partners because of the risk of backdoor attacks, according to the International Security Forum (ISF).
The Australia Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) may reject the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code submitted by industry body, the Communications Alliance, because of issues with sections covering advertising, pre-sale information and expenditure tools.
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