Samira Sarraf

Regional Editor for Australia and New Zealand

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf managed the enterprise IT content at and wrote for the CIO.com, CSO Online, and Computerworld editions in Australia and New Zealand. She is now an editor with CSO Online global.

ServiceNow to detect open source security vulnerabilities with Snyk integration

Australia fronts International Counter Ransomware Taskforce

Australia fronts International Counter Ransomware Taskforce

The taskforce is a result of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative initially led by the US government and now counts on 37 members globally, including the European Union.

How to build a public profile as a cybersecurity pro

How to build a public profile as a cybersecurity pro

High-profile cybersecurity professionals share their paths, tips, and learnings for those interested in creating a personal brand.

Noname Security releases Recon attack simulator

Noname Security releases Recon attack simulator

API-focused Noname Security launched an attack simulator designed to feign an external, malicious attack.

Medibank hackers revealed to be in Russia

Medibank hackers revealed to be in Russia

The data breach, impacting 9.7 million current and former customers of the private health insurer, has been associated with individuals living in Russia and the Australian Federal Police said it knows who they are.

Top skill-building resources and advice for CISOs

Top skill-building resources and advice for CISOs

Security leaders from around the world tell how they built their careers and share the resources and certifications that brought them success.

A third of Australian population likely affected in Optus cyberattack

A third of Australian population likely affected in Optus cyberattack

Breached information includes names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and, for a subset of customers, addresses, ID document numbers such as driver's licence or passport numbers.

Most enterprises looking to consolidate security vendors

Most enterprises looking to consolidate security vendors

Three-quarters of all enterprises expect to reduce the number of security vendors they use according to a recent survey, more than double the number from 2020.

What the new cybersecurity minister can bring to Australian businesses

What the new cybersecurity minister can bring to Australian businesses

To have cybersecurity as a standalone ministerial function is good, but whether it brings big changes depends on what Clare O’Neil does in her new role.

Helping Australian school kids and teachers learn cybersecurity

Helping Australian school kids and teachers learn cybersecurity

Grok Academy’s CyberSteps program has helped train 170,000 Australian students already.

NSW agencies fear cyberattacks after report finds ‘significant weaknesses’

NSW agencies fear cyberattacks after report finds ‘significant weaknesses’

The nine state government agencies audited asked the auditor general to not report the findings to Parliament, fearing it would expose weaknesses to cyberattackers.

How the skills shortage puts Australia at risk of cyberattacks

How the skills shortage puts Australia at risk of cyberattacks

The skills shortage in cybersecurity means professionals in the area have less time to spend on configuring systems properly, increasing the chances of cybersecurity incidents. Here’s what can be done.

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