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How to review password quality in Active Directory

Regular reviews of the effectiveness of user, admin, and service passwords stored in Active Directory is a good idea. Here's how one password review tool works.

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7 tenets of zero trust explained

Cut through the hype. NIST's core zero trust elements provide a practical framework around which to build a zero trust architecture.

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Why code reuse is still a security nightmare

Despite best efforts to track software dependencies, blind spots still exist leading to silent vulnerabilities in software.

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Australia is playing catchup on cybersecurity defences

As ransomware and other cyberattacks rise, both the government and organisations are taking steps to protect themselves, but more is needed.

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Top cybersecurity M&A deals for 2021

The cybersecurity market is hot, and vendors are buying competitors to solidify their position or acquiring other firms to expand their offerings.

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Scammers’ Australian windfall bodes poorly for cybersecurity’s human defences

Company culture is the soft underbelly that scammers can exploit, using the same techniques to access corporate data which fool employees in their personal lives.

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Best Mitre D3FEND advice to harden Windows networks

Mitre's recently released D3FEND matrix offers sound guidance for any security admin or CISO looking to harden a Windows network against attack.

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Google Cloud CISO Phil Venables on the future of cloud security

Can cloud providers help lift security's burden of endless compliance checklists and certifications?

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8 biases that will kill your security program

CISOs and their security teams often hold cognitive biases that get in the way of making the right risk management and incident response decisions. Here are eight of the most common to avoid.

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Move over XDR, it's time for security observability, prioritization, and validation (SOPV)

Independent tools and data repositories are coming together for better threat management, impacting organizations, security professionals, and the industry. We need to take the same approach to security hygiene and posture management....

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6 resume mistakes CISOs still make

The top security job has evolved from a technology-focused role into an executive position. Does your resume reflect that shift?

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Low board engagement, possible ransom bans increase Australian businesses’ cybersecurity risks

If Australia bans insurers from paying ransoms, cybersecurity-ignorant boards will be in for a shock.

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Securing CI/CD pipelines: 6 best practices

Criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines to steal sensitive information, mine cryptocurrencies, and deliver malicious code.

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11 technologies improving database security

The database does not have to be a security and privacy liability. These technologies can reduce risk and help ensure regulatory compliance.

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NSW Education’s current hack exposes the cybersecurity lessons not learned

Details of Australia attack are sparse but timing suggests opportunistic cybercriminals targeted agencies struggling to meet security requirements.

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Securing infrastructure as code: Perils and best practices

Some organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable when they adopt an infrastructure-as-code approach. Here's how to avoid misconfigurations and insecure templates.

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As Australia counts cost of Kaseya attack, should industry be doing more?

Supply-chain commonalities mean industry verticals should formalise their security collaboration, such as by adopting the US’s ISAC model.

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How to check for Active Directory Certificate Services misconfigurations

Recently discovered Microsoft Windows AD CS configuration errors could give attackers account and domain control. Here's how to audit AD CS for vulnerable configurations.

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