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  • ASD to brief political parties on hacking threat

    In the wake of allegations that Russia sponsored the hacking of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the US election, the government will seek to brief Australian political parties on strengthening their information security.

    24 Jan. 17 11:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • DNS: The ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of the Internet

    Arbor Networks has released its twelfth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), singling out the Domain Name System (DNS) as one of the Internet services most targeted by DDoS attacks and saying it remains the Achilles Heel of global Internet infrastructure.

    24 Jan. 17 09:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Your phone: Smarter in 2017, says Deloitte

    Deloitte, in its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions, is tipping smartphones to get on-board machine learning capability in 2017. Other predictions include a sharp increase in the size and frequency of DDoS attacks and rapid growth in IT-as-a-service.

    24 Jan. 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government eyes regional cyber security boost

    The government has begun accepting proposals for a grants program aimed at boosting the cyber security capabilities of nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

    23 Jan. 17 16:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Trump nominee suggests IRS cybersecurity and staffing boosts

    Steven Mnuchin, a former CIO and executive vice president for Goldman Sachs, told senators on Thursday that he is “very concerned about the lack of first-rate technology at the IRS” as well as staff cuts in recent years.

    21 Jan. 17 03:02 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

    Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the issue on behalf of its customers.

    20 Jan. 17 18:29 Written by John Ribeiro
  • CIA updates rules for collecting and retaining info on US people

    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday updated rules relating to the collection, retention and dissemination of information of U.S. persons, including putting a limit of five years on holding certain sensitive data and introducing restrictions for querying the data.

    19 Jan. 17 18:38 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Telstra prevails in ‘metadata’ case

    Telstra has won a court case that could potentially have seen the telco forced to hand over significant amounts of data to individual customers when requested.

    19 Jan. 17 11:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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