Security

Sophos SafeGuard Encryption for Cloud Storage

12 March, 2012

SafeGuard Encryption for Cloud Storage automatically encrypts files uploaded to the cloud from any managed endpoint, reinforcing ‘protection everywhere’ peace of mind. This simple process requires little more than choosing a password to allow secure file access from anywhere.


Outback supermarket chain deploys secure two-way satellite services

12 March, 2012

Outback Stores is a company that manages remote stores on behalf of Australian Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. The company has deployed network and security solutions to securely connect its many remote locations.


Half of Australian organisations lose data through mobile devices

08 March, 2012

A global study on mobility risks, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by content security provider Websense, has revealed that corporate mobile devices and employee-owned devices (bring-your-own-devices) are circumventing enterprise security and mobile device usage policies in Australia.


McAfee report finds malicious sites nearly double and mobile malware continues to grow

23 February, 2012

The McAfee Threats Report Q4 2011 has found malware sample results that surpass its 75 million 2011 prediction, an almost doubling of malicious sites, an increase in mobile (particularly Android) malware, rootkits and botnets (Cutwail and Grum), and a decrease in global spam.


Thales nShield HSM integrated with Infoblox DNS

14 February, 2012

The Thales nShield hardware security module (HSM) has been integrated with the Infoblox DNS platform to address common DNSSEC deployment challenges and enable service providers, government departments, financial institutions and other organisations to secure their online identities more easily and protect critical services against cyberthreats.


50 ‘hacktivist’ amateur DDoS tools analysed

08 February, 2012

Network security vendor Arbor Networks has published a visual review of DDoS tools that are used by hacktivist’ collectives - groups that hack into computers and organisations as a form of political protest.


Two-thirds of web apps at risk of hacking

03 February, 2012

Two-thirds of web applications tested by security consultants at Context Information Security in 2011 were found to be at risk from cross-site scripting, the consultancy firm announced today. On top of that, nearly one in five web applications risked attacks by experienced SQL injections.


Cyber criminals are targeting mobile devices, warns latest AVG report

27 January, 2012

Internet and mobile security software distributor AVG has released it's latest Community Powered Threat Report which provides insight, background and analysis on the trends and developments in cybercrime over the previous 3 months. The Q4 2011 report includes the risks of QR codes, stolen digital certificates bypassing security on mobile phones and the persistence of rootkits.


Free internet security suite for Westpac customers

19 January, 2012

Customers of Westpac, St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne now have access to a one-year free subscription to Bitdefender’s Internet Security 2012, thanks to a partnership between the Westpac Group and the information security company.


Check Point cloud-based software blades

17 January, 2012

Check Point Software Technologies’ security gateways are available through Amazon Web Services. Organisations can apply the same level of security and control to their public cloud network as they have to their traditional networks, extending their security to the cloud with over 30 software blade protections, including firewall, IPS, virtual private network (VPN), application control, URL filtering, mobile access and data loss prevention (DLP).


Endian Mini Unified Threat Management (UTM) system

19 December, 2011

The Mini Unified Threat Management (UTM) system is a network security solution that delivers a suite of advanced features such as a firewall, web content filtering, email filtering, intrusion prevention, voice over IP support, Wi-Fi hotspot, gateway antivirus, antispam and antispyware.


Grace Christian School deploys web filtering solution

19 December, 2011

Grace Christian School has deployed a web filtering and anonymous proxy prevention solution, providing its students and staff with a safer and more secure IT environment.


SafeNet Sentinel HASP HL MaxMicro licensing key

16 December, 2011

The Sentinel HASP HL MaxMicro licensing dongle is now available. With a 15.6 x 19.1 mm footprint, a quarter of the size of the traditional Sentinel HASP key, it offers the same level of protection of intellectual property (from piracy, theft or reverse engineering) and enforcement of licensing models (including perpetual, feature-based, pay-per-use, time-based and custom).


Largest DDoS in 2011 hits Asian organisation

24 November, 2011

The largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack of 2011 took place two weeks ago, according to Prolexic Technologies, a company that offers DDoS protection services.


Expect more severe DDoS attacks this holiday season

01 November, 2011

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are likely to last longer than usual during the upcoming holiday season, particularly against companies with e-commerce presences.


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