Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Turnbull calls for security agency access to encrypted apps

    In the wake of the London terror attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for “global social media and messaging companies” to provide access for security agencies to encrypted communications services.

    06 June 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • One year on, is Australia's cybersecurity strategy on track?

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched Australia’s cybersecurity strategy in April 2016, and more than one year on, there’s work to be done.

    05 June 17 09:13 Written by Ritesh Chugh (CQUniversity Australia), Asif Q Gill (UTS) & Leonie Simpson (QUT)
  • Immigration: ‘No date’ for Top Four cyber compliance

    ​The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has “no date” for when it will be compliant with the government’s mandatory ‘Top Four’ cyber security mitigation strategies.

    02 June 17 13:11 Written by George Nott
  • Chatbots: Opportunity and threat

    Chatbots are on the rise. In the first six months after Facebook introduced a bot API for Messenger, around 34,000 chatbots were created. They’re being used for a range of purposes, from engaging at the pre-sales point to customer support and troubleshooting.

    31 May 17 13:56 Written by Simran Gambhir, CEO, Ganemo Group
  • How Cisco combats fast-maturing cybercrime networks

    As Steve Martino approaches his 10-year anniversary as vice president and CISO at Cisco Systems, his job has morphed from treating security as simply a must-have to it becoming a strategic imperative for the company.

    30 May 17 23:54 Written by Stacy Collett
  • Answering the WannaCry wake-up call

    Organizations can take steps to better protect themselves from future disruptions from ransomware.

    30 May 17 21:35 Written by By Selena J. Linde, T. Markus Funk, Todd M. Hinnen and Jonathan G. Hardin
  • How can I tell if I’ve been hacked?

    Intrusion detection systems and firewalls that detect and prevent network compromise are critical elements in any secure network environment. But, let’s get real: Many people lack working backups and decent password controls, let alone dedicated defensive gear.

    29 May 17 09:23 Written by Nikolai Hampton
  • The WannaCry scramble

    A widespread ransomware attack propagating as a worm was a legitimate cause of alarm.

    26 May 17 03:05 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • Review: The 6 best password managers

    Look to these Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and web tools to make your passwords stronger and your online life easier

    25 May 17 20:00 Written by Tim Ferrill
  • Cops get more data from Apple

    In the second half of 2016 Apple received fewer device-based requests from Australian law enforcement agencies compared to the first half of the year. However, the requests related to a higher number of devices, according to the iPhone maker’s latest transparency report.

    25 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Customs may have misused telecommunications access powers

    The Commonwealth Ombudsman has been unable to confirm whether the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs – now integrated into the Australian Border Force) met its legal obligations when exercising powers given to it under telecommunications interception and access legislation.

    23 May 17 11:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australia Post partners with DTA on identity

    Australia Post will work with the Digital Transformation Agency to integrate its Digital iD platform into the government’s Digital Identity Framework.

    19 May 17 12:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
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