Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

How Superloop reduced false positives with behavioural threat detection

CISO vs. CIO: Who runs Australian and NZ cybersecurity better?

CISO vs. CIO: Who runs Australian and NZ cybersecurity better?

New data suggest that both types of IT executives can manage the information security function, but there are differences that suggest the CISO is the better route, if organisations can afford the separate role.

Previously undocumented backdoor targets Microsoft’s Equation Editor

Previously undocumented backdoor targets Microsoft’s Equation Editor

RoyalRoad backdoor delivered via spear phishing was identified in an attack on a Russian-based defense contractor.

Cybersecurity is Australia’s No. 1 hiring priority

Cybersecurity is Australia’s No. 1 hiring priority

A recent study from IDC found cybersecurity to be top of mind for Australian organisations, driven by the pandemic-induced remote-work changes.

AustCyber creates centralised cybersecurity online shop

AustCyber creates centralised cybersecurity online shop

The not-for-profit advisory introduces AUCyberscape, where providers can list their products and services and customers can look for help.

AustCyber’s merger into Stone & Chalk gets positive reaction

AustCyber’s merger into Stone & Chalk gets positive reaction

Australia’s cybersecurity industry likes the combination of the cybersecurity and startup advisories, in hopes for greater impact on homegrown technologies.

The world according to Eugene Kaspersky

The world according to Eugene Kaspersky

The colourful cyber security expert survived blacklisting by the US government, fears IoT security weaknesses, wants to secure voting, and doesn’t believe in AI.

ASD names new ACSC boss

ASD names new ACSC boss

The recently appointed Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) director-general Rachel Noble has appointed Abigail Bradshaw as the new head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

ACSC shuts down cloud services certification program

ACSC shuts down cloud services certification program

A review recommended the closure of CSCP and creation of new cloud security guidelines co-designed with industry

Biometrics encryption, SOC service among AustCyber-backed projects

Biometrics encryption, SOC service among AustCyber-backed projects

AustCyber has revealed 13 out of 17 cyber projects to receive the second round of funding through AustCyber’s Projects Fund, first announced in June 2019.

Former PM Turnbull defends decision to  ban Huawei from Australia’s 5G

Former PM Turnbull defends decision to ban Huawei from Australia’s 5G

In an interview at BBC's Radio 4 World at One, the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the real question around choosing or not to use Huawei's 5G was ”whether this is a loaded gun and if you want to have that risk“....

Australian cyber security skills shortage more severe than previously thought

Australian cyber security skills shortage more severe than previously thought

Skills shortage in the cyber security sector is more severe than initially estimated in Australia and already taking an economic hit according to AustCyber report.

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