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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.

Arbor Networks, Jigsaw expand Digital Attack Map

17 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Arbor Networks' Sydney development team has helped implement upgrades to the Digital Attack Map, a real-time map of DDoS attacks developed by Arbor and Alphabet's Jigsaw incubator.

Cybercrooks exploiting insiders in telco company attacks

25 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are recruiting rogue insiders or seeking to blackmail employees to help them carry out attacks against fixed and mobile telecom service providers, research from Kaspersky Lab shows.

Ixia iBypass VHD bypass switch

17 August, 2016

Ixia has released iBypass VHD, a modular, high-density, inline bypass switch.

ABS blames DDoS attacks for census outage

10 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government is sending mixed signals as to the cause of last night's eCensus system outage, with the ABS blaming DDoS attacks and the Prime Minister attributing the cause to hardware failures.

LogRhythm Freemium network monitor

08 August, 2016

LogRhythm has released the Freemium network monitor. It is a commercial-grade network monitoring, forensics and analytics product suitable for advanced threat detection and incident response.

DDoS attacks were more frequent and longer in Q2

04 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kaspersky Lab's latest DDoS research indicates that both the frequency and length of attacks increased in Q2 as Linux botnets became larger attack vectors.

Blue Coat tops network forensics market

07 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Blue Coat Systems has won a Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for having the highest share of the over $1bn network security forensics market.

BSA offers $20,000 cash to catch software pirates

05 April, 2016

The BSA is offering a cash reward for qualified leads of Australian businesses using unlicensed software that pose cybersecurity risks.

D-Link 10-port DGS-1100-10MP and 26-port DGS-1100-26MP surveillance switches

24 March, 2016

D-Link has expanded its family of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches with two models, the 10-port DGS-1100-10MP and 26-port DGS-1100-26MP, specifically designed for surveillance applications.

Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform

10 March, 2016

The Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform combines managed security, artificial intelligence, cloud and analytic services for behavioural intelligence on demand, at speed and at scale.

Australia's Micron21 fends off a 90 Gbps DDoS attack

02 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian data centre service provider Micron21 has successfully defended against the largest DDoS attack it has ever faced using mitigation technology from NSFOCUS.

DDoS attacks were more frequent but smaller in Q3

09 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Global DDoS activity surged 180% year-on-year in the third quarter to set a new record for the frequency of attacks, Akamai's research indicates, but attack volumes and durations also declined.

Tackling the security of 'things'

30 November, 2015 by Andrew Collins

High-profile incidents of hackers compromising connected devices have given some CIOs pause when it comes to embracing the Internet of Things.

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