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.

AustCyber’s merger into Stone & Chalk gets positive reaction

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)

ASCS shuts down cloud services certification program

ASCS 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.

Australian initiative seeks to boost Asia-Pacific cyber security

Australian initiative seeks to boost Asia-Pacific cyber security

A group formed of the collaboration between eight Victoria universities is helping Pacific nations to assess and improve their cyber policies.

Government’s cyber security strategy panel ’missing a bit of diversity‘: AustCyber CEO

Government’s cyber security strategy panel ’missing a bit of diversity‘: AustCyber CEO

An advisory panel that will guide the Australian government’s new security strategy “does not reflect the full breadth of challenges facing the country,” according to AustCyber CEO, Michelle Price.

ACSC warns businesses to remain vigilant of Emotet and Bluekeep

ACSC warns businesses to remain vigilant of Emotet and Bluekeep

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned people and businesses to remain vigilant of the Emotet malware as it continues to respond to the “widespread malware campaign”.

ANU details findings of data breach

ANU details findings of data breach

A cyber attack that saw an unauthorised actor gain access to Australia National University (ANU)’s network for six weeks has shocked the country’s most experienced security experts, new findings reveal.

Ransomware attack blocks access to health systems in Victoria

Ransomware attack blocks access to health systems in Victoria

Hospitals and health services in Victoria have had their access to systems blocked by a ransomware attack.

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