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  • Government wants telcos to block overseas gambling websites

    The federal government is assessing the feasibility of a filtering scheme that will see customers of major Internet service providers (ISPs) blocked from accessing overseas-based gambling services that are not licensed to operate in Australia.

    04 Oct. 18 11:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Bank of England built its 'SOC 2.0'

    The Bank of England has drastically shifted the way it runs its security operations centre (SOC) from being reactive to more proactive, employing more data science techniques to answer one fundamental question: "How do you spot an attack when you don't know what it looks like?"

    04 Oct. 18 07:31 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Rights groups and tech giants form alliance to fight encryption bill

    Digital Rights Watch, the Human Rights Law Centre, Amnesty International and Access Now have joined forces with a number of industry bodies representing the likes of Google, Facebook, Apple and Telstra to reject the government’s so called ‘encryption bill’.

    03 Oct. 18 08:49 Written by George Nott
  • ACSC warns of phishing danger after Facebook breach

    The head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Alastair MacGibbon, has warned people to be wary of possible phishing attacks in the wake of a Facebook security breach.

    02 Oct. 18 09:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco closes US$2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

    According to Cisco, Duo’s zero trust security model authorizes secure connections to all applications based on the trustworthiness of users and devices. Duo’s cloud-delivered technology lets IT professionals set and enforce risk-based, adaptive access policies and get enhanced visibility into users’ devices and activities.

    02 Oct. 18 02:27 Written by Michael Cooney
  • NSW Govt unveils first cyber security strategy

    The New South Wales Government has introduced its first cyber security strategy that will see agencies across the state taking an integrated approach to prevent and respond to cyber threats.

    28 Sept. 18 09:59 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Cisco unearths 13 “High Impact” IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

    Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures and all have a High Impact security rating and should be evaluated by users as soon as possible.

    28 Sept. 18 04:34 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Microsoft wages war on passwords

    Microsoft is “declaring an end to the era of passwords,” according to Frank X. Shaw, the company’s corporate vice president, communications.

    24 Sept. 18 23:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The password is dead, long live Web Authentication

    Stealing the password to a villain’s secret lair and infiltrating it to spring an elaborate trap might seem like an action movie cliché. In reality, it’s often villains who use passwords to infiltrate the accounts of individuals and organisations, setting a trap to steal private and financial information of innocent citizens.

    24 Sept. 18 16:20 Written by Serkan Cetin, One Identity
  • Banking regulator warms to cloud computing

    The head of Australia’s financial services regulator says it is taking a “more open stance on cloud usage” among banks.

    24 Sept. 18 14:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government appears intent on fast-tracking encryption bill

    The government appears set on swift passage through parliament of the Telecommunication and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, which Canberra argues is vital to helping police and intelligence agencies mitigate the impact of encrypted communications services on their investigations.

    24 Sept. 18 10:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Alarm over government’s encryption bill rush

    The government has introduced its bill to help mitigate the impact of encrypted communications services on police investigations just 10 days after closing a public consultation on an exposure draft of the proposed legislation.

    20 Sept. 18 17:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Can off-the-shelf network storage do the job I need?

    ​It’s a big question: Is it better to buy off-the-shelf network storage, or build your own?

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