Stories by Rohan Pearce

Is your incident response plan a living document or a dead letter?

An analysis drawing on three years’ worth of data gathered by Verizon has revealed that while many enterprises assert they have cyber security incident response plans in place, in many cases those IR plans are poorly constructed and rarely, if at all, updated or tested.

Government eyes health insurers' data to help uncover Medicare fraud

The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on proposed legislation that would lay the basis for increased data-matching between government entities in order uncover fraudulent or incorrect Medicare claims. The proposal could also see the data provided from private health insurers automatically matched against government data holdings to red flag potential fraud.

Cyber security needs rebels

Cyber security needs “rascals” not hand-raisers who won’t question authority. But the problem is that the education system is not typically geared towards generating the kind of rebellious spirits that the sector needs, according to UNSW professor of cyber security Richard Buckland.

How Slack helps Iress innovate and ship code

Slack’s communications platform has played a key role in helping Australian-headquartered financial software publisher Iress promote collaboration among its geographically dispersed workforce. However, it is also central to the build pipelines of Iress’ developers as well as playing a key role when it comes to the ops.

Seek warns of phishing campaign

Seek has warned of a phishing campaign that impersonates the job posting service’s head of digital marketing, Christophe Eymery.

ASIO suggests longer data retention period

Australia’s best known intelligence agency, ASIO, says that current data retention rules that require telcos to keep a range of information about their customers' use of Internet and phone services for two years should be considered a “minimum requirement”.