ASD warning: DDoS extortion attacks threaten Aussie banks

The attack claims so far seem empty, but the threats mirror actual attacks that have been carried out elsewhere

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Hottest new cybersecurity products at RSA Conference 2020

The annual RSA Conference is a key venue for companies to showcase their new cybersecurity products. Here are some of the more interesting tools to check out.

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Review: Achieving enlightened segmentation with Illumio

While segmentation is a powerful defensive tool, it’s also difficult to manage and can easily break applications that need to communicate with other services or the outside world. The Illumio platform solves many of these headaches.


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8 mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2020

Mobile malware? Some mobile security threats are more pressing. Every enterprise should have its eye on these eight issues.

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ASIO head: Oz anti-encryption law swiftly used, didn’t break internet

Mike Burgess, chief of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), has once again defended Australia’s new encryption laws as lawmakers seek new rules for judicial oversight.     In his first threat assessment...

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The week in security: Time to reconsider your security architecture?

Security experts have warned about credential stuffing attacks for some time – but new research suggests that the APIs used by cloud-based services are becoming facilitators for those attacks, particularly in the increasingly-open...

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Kali Linux explained: A pentester’s toolkit

Kali Linux is the most popular penetration testing Linux distro, and jam packed with almost every offensive security tool you can think of.

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How Kasada fights back against bots

Australian-based company Kasada seeks to undermine the economics of malicious automation

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Does your HR department protect Candidate Data?

Let’s face it – data is a gold mine. Whether it’s credit card information, login credentials or a list of names with email addresses, all data must be treated equally

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SASE: what it is, and why you need to care

The big changes that have swept workplaces in recent years have brought both opportunities and challenges for management and staff. Armed with an increasing array of mobile devices and given access to cloud-based resources, many...


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Five key insights into Zero Trust and why it’s important

When it comes to building effective IT security, traditional approaches have tended to resemble the construction of a walled garden. Core systems and data stores are held centrally and protected by a perimeter of firewalls and...

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5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

5G inherited security vulnerabilities from earlier mobile technology, but digital certificates might solve the issue of unauthenticated messages.

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11 penetration testing tools the pros use

Penetration testing is a simulated cyber attack where professional ethical hackers break into corporate networks to find weaknesses ... before attackers do.

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Buying less, doing more: how the Security Operations Centre model can help Australian enterprises take greater control of their cyber-security activities

‘Security solutions good, more security solutions better’ is the mentality behind high tech protection procurement in many Australian organisations but a new security model looks set to turn this traditional way of thinking on its...

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Why AI and ML are increasingly important for effective IT security

With the evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) attracting increasing interest, attention is being directed at how they can benefit IT security. Both vendors and customers are examining...