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8 key questions when considering outsourced security services

12 November, 2015

Companies are increasingly outsourcing their security functions and becoming more profitable more quickly. Outsourcing provides the expertise necessary to implement an enterprise-wide security strategy and access to resources you often could not otherwise afford, and substantially reduces infrastructure costs.

Discover the latest DDoS attack trends

05 November, 2015

DDoS attacks are skyrocketing in frequency and scale. 81% of incidents are multi-vector threats and botnets are getting smarter. Your vendor must now ensure that they can scale to mitigate the largest multi-vector attacks at your network's edge.

Vic agency wants your data under retention scheme

04 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

News that the Victorian Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner wants warrantless access to stored metadata vindicates Internet Australia's objections to the retention scheme, according to the body's CEO.

Nearly 200 Cisco routers infected with SYNful Knock

22 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Scans by Cisco and Shadowserver have so far detected nearly 199 Cisco routers in 31 countries infected with malware that gives attackers backdoor access to the devices.

Australia now a top 10 source of DDoS attack traffic

20 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia had the dubious honour of joining the top 10 list of sources of global DDoS attack traffic during the second quarter, marking the first time it has been included.

Cisco patches virtual appliances after SSH error

29 June, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco has released patches for three virtual appliances released with identical default encryption keys and has predicted that Australian IP traffic will hit 1.4 Exabytes per month in 2019.

On the attack: setting up your own cyberlab

24 June, 2015 by Ian Trump, Security Lead, LogicNow

The ability to test back-up and disaster-recovery plans, new or updated applications and new hardware becomes very easy with a small investment in a virtual lab.

DDoS attacks nearly double in Q4

02 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The frequency and scale of DDoS attacks grew sharply in Q4 as DDoS-for-hire and multivector attacks increased in popularity, an Akamai report shows.

IT sector slams China's new cybersecurity rules

02 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Industry groups and the US Chamber of Commerce have opposed new Chinese rules requiring IT companies selling to China's public sectors to provide their source code and install backdoors into hardware and software.

Connected cars have 1980s-level security

18 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Smart connected vehicles have the potential to improve road safety, but primitive network security systems could make them more of a danger, QUT professor Andry Rakotonirainy warns.

Australian corporates support data retention

16 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian business leaders support the government's proposed telecom data retention scheme but are calling for strong safeguards to limit the impact on legitimate consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.

ISP body calls for caution on piracy law proposal

05 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telco industry body Communications Alliance has urged the government to take a cautious, balanced approach to any moves to amend copyright law to crack down on online piracy.

Academia and industry partner to boost network security

14 July, 2014

A US Department of Homeland Security-funded research institute is working with the Secure Decisions company to use visualisation tools to produce better security data analysis.

Government said to shelve data retention issue

14 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Mandatory retention of telecom records will reportedly not be among the national security reforms the Attorney-General's office plans to propose this week.

Govt agencies miss ICT security deadline

01 July, 2014 by Andrew Collins

At least seven federal government department agencies are expected to fail to meet a federally mandated July 2014 deadline for improving their ICT security, according to a report from the nation's Auditor-General, Ian McPhee.

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