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Australian orgs can't identify 41% of network traffic

20 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian IT leaders are concerned about a lack of visibility into their organisation's network traffic, which is exposing them to security, legal and productivity risks.

Terabit DDoS attack era has arrived

07 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 1.7 Tbps DDoS attack on the customer of a major US service provider has been spotted by Arbor Networks' ATLAS threat-monitoring system.

Building a network of security champions

26 February, 2018 by Brad Arkin, VP and Chief Security Officer, Adobe

A security champion program will foster an open culture mindset and benefit your entire organisation, argues Adobe's Brad Arkin.

Cisco vulnerability already being exploited

12 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre warns attackers are already exploiting the Cisco ASA vulnerability disclosed at the end of January.

No proof Kaspersky tools used to breach US fed systems

16 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A US Department of Homeland Security Official told a house committee it currently has no credible evidence that Kaspersky Lab antivirus software has been exploited to hack into US Government systems.

Australia heavily targeted by drive-by mining

09 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the most heavily targeted nation among eight major Asia–Pacific markets by 'drive-by' cryptocurrency mining attacks.

All devices vulnerable to major Wi-Fi flaw

18 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A newly discovered flaw in the WPA2 encryption protocol used in all modern protected Wi-Fi networks could leave every connected device vulnerable to attack.

Aussie firm innovates for secure govt networks

14 September, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Canberra-based firm Penten aims to boost government network security with its AltoCrypt Stik encrypted USB device.

DDoS activity grows 28% in Q2

23 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After three consecutive quarters of declines, DDoS attack activity increased 28% year-on-year during Q2, research from Akamai indicates.

Aussies targeted in router attacks

17 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations with internet-configurable routers and switches are being targeted by cybercriminals seeking to compromise their networks, the ACSC has warned.

US government votes to allow ISPs to sell user data

03 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Republican-controlled US government has voted to overturn privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get users' explicit consent to sell their data, including web browsing history, to third-party companies.

Govt agencies urged to adopt a 'culture of security'

27 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Government agencies should draw lessons from the 2016 online census outage and take steps to improve their cybersecurity posture, relationships with vendors and public engagement, according to Alastair MacGibbon.

Verizon opens advanced SOC in Canberra

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Verizon's new Asia-Pacific Threat and Analytics Centre in Canberra will provide real-time insight into cyber threats for both companies and government customers in the region.

Many Android VPN apps are not secure: CSIRO

27 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis by the CSIRO of 283 Android VPN apps on Google Play found that many contain malware, third-party tracking libraries and code that raises a host of other security and privacy concerns.

Reset router could have saved Census

26 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

If IBM had manually switched a router off and on while testing the Census system, the 9 August outage could have been prevented, the Senate inquiry into Census night has heard.

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