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Stories by Hamish Barwick


How to recognise the cyber insider threat

By Hamish Barwick | 01 August, 2014 10:42

Losing business to a competitor because one of your trusted employees has walked out the door with sensitive information doesn’t need to happen if you look for the signs and put controls in place, according to a panel of cyber security experts.

Countdown begins for switch from debit/credit card signature to PIN

By Hamish Barwick | 30 July, 2014 11:56

Banks are reminding consumers that they will no longer be able to sign when they make purchases on their debit and credit cards in Australia from 1 August 2014. Instead, people will need to use a PIN – part of a move to decrease card fraud in Australia.

ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2014 11:53

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.

More than 6k Australians duped by Koler Android ransomware: report

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2014 10:35

Android ransomware, which displays a message that claims to be from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and other local law enforcement authorities, has affected 6,223 Australians since May 2014, according to research by Kaspersky Lab.

Rogue employees using photocopiers and email services to steal data

By Hamish Barwick | 28 July, 2014 14:24

Rogue staff members can use a mix of techniques to walk out the door with sensitive data, warns forensic investigator Nick Klein.

Changing times in the CSO suite

By Hamish Barwick | 24 July, 2014 12:19

The role of the CSO is continuing to evolve and becoming more distant from being a technologist as the IT C-suite becomes one with the business, says EMC CSO Dave Martin.

Barbarians are at the gates of Information Age: Juniper

By Hamish Barwick | 23 July, 2014 15:57

If we are not careful in the decisions or actions that we take online today, the Information Age may go the way of the Roman Empire, according to Juniper Networks senior director of product management Kevin Kennedy.

Rules of engagement needed for the Internet: RSA

By Hamish Barwick | 23 July, 2014 10:56

Cyber weapons will never be completely eliminated but bi-lateral agreements between countries about the use of these weapons could establish boundaries, according to RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coveillo.

We must end cyber warfare: RSA's Arthur Coviello

By Hamish Barwick | 22 July, 2014 16:43

RSA executive chairman Arthur W.Coviello has called for an end to cyber warfare before an international incident happens.

ME Bank apologises for ongoing technical issues

By Hamish Barwick | 18 July, 2014 16:37

ME Bank has apologised for ongoing technical issues, which it says are affecting a small group of customers.

Lockheed Martin Australia advertises for CISO

By Hamish Barwick | 18 July, 2014 14:20

Defence and technology company Lockheed Martin is looking for a CISO, who will be based in Canberra.

$5.4 billion wasted during collaboration projects in Australia: Deloitte

By Hamish Barwick | 17 July, 2014 15:11

The Australian collaboration economy is worth $46 billion but $5.4 billion is wasted on overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects, according to a new Deloitte report.

IBM Australia and New Zealand MD retires

By Hamish Barwick | 16 July, 2014 13:35

IBM has confirmed that its Australia and New Zealand managing director, Andrew Stevens, has retired after being in the role since January 2011.

Financial System Inquiry recommends mandatory data breach notification

By Hamish Barwick | 15 July, 2014 14:16

A Financial System Inquiry has recommended the adoption of mandatory data breach notification in Australia in order to help consumers keep control over their personal and financial information.

Australia should introduce drone privacy laws by 2015: committee

By Hamish Barwick | 14 July, 2014 15:45

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has recommended that the Australian government introduce privacy legislation by 2015 to cover the use of drones, according to a report tabled in Parliament today.