Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • The impact of machine learning on security

    Machine learning (ML) is changing security in much the same way that it’s changing other fields. Although many tools are immature or overhyped, vendors are starting to offer legitimately effective solutions for a growing collection of security uses.

    19 Aug. 19 09:58 Written by Anna Belak, senior principal analyst at Gartner
  • TV companies ditch effort to sabotage set-top box

    A coalition of three international distributors of TV shows has, at least for now, ditched its efforts to block online services used by the Reelplay set-top box.

    14 Aug. 19 14:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government opposes push to limit police access to automated vehicle data

    The federal government has indicated that it opposes any move to implement new rules that could restrict law enforcement agencies from accessing data generated by automated vehicle technology and cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS).

    13 Aug. 19 12:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inside ANZ’s ‘industrialised’ CI/CD

    ANZ’s high-profile agile transformation program – dubbed New Ways of Working, or NWOW – has seen thousands of the bank’s employees shift into tribes, squads and guilds. The program is ANZ's response to the banking sector facing emerging challenges in the form of fintechs, as well as the changing expectations of customers.

    13 Aug. 19 08:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why blockchain-based voting could threaten democracy

    As the desire to increase voter turnout remains strong and the number of online voting pilot projects rises in the U.S. and abroad, some security experts warn any internet-based election system is wide open to attack, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.

    12 Aug. 19 20:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • NBN Co works to combat scammers

    NBN Co says that in the past quarter it received more than 9500 enquiries related to suspected scams.

    12 Aug. 19 12:19 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Ecommerce service exposed passports, ID details of users

    Sensitive personal details of individuals, including whether they appeared on the Dow Jones Watchlist of risky individuals, were exposed by a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

    09 Aug. 19 13:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Black Hat keynote: Why security culture needs to change

    Dino Dai Zovi tells Black Hat audience to embrace a culture where security is everyone's job and risks are shared. Automation with feedback loops also key to solving security challenges at scale

    08 Aug. 19 20:31 Written by J.M. Porup
  • When AI goes awry

    Once thought to exist only in the realm of fiction and futuristic movies, artificial intelligence (AI) has already established use cases across a host of industries, including the manufacturing and retail sectors.

    08 Aug. 19 12:00 Written by Jim Cook, Malwarebytes