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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.

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.

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