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Ex-JAG prosecutor takes crime fighting skills to cyberspace

By Hamish Barwick | 24 May, 2011 16:05

Fans of US naval prosecution show JAG: Judge Advocate General might be disappointed with the real life equivalent. There are neither jet fighter chases nor cases solved and prosecuted in 45 minutes.

Cybercrime initiatives require government/industry collaboration: Stratsec

By Hamish Barwick | 24 May, 2011 13:43

The local security industry must improve its engage with government and defence agencies if it is to help prevent the growing level of cybercrime attacks against Australia, industry experts argue.

Credit card vulnerability still alive and well - AusCERT 2011

By Hamish Barwick | 18 May, 2011 13:39

Global banks are yet to solve a vulnerability in the Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) integrated circuit standard first rolled out in 2003, allowing hackers to place Trojan devices on point of sale hardware to harvest user and credit card information.

AusCERT 2011: Eugene Kaspersky calls for Internet Interpol

By Hamish Barwick | 17 May, 2011 13:30

With cybercrime now the second largest criminal activity in the world, measures such as the creation of an 'Internet Interpol' and better cooperation between international law enforcement agencies are needed if criminals are to be curtailed in the future, Kaspersky Labs founder and security expert, Eugene Kaspersky, has argued.

AusCERT 2011: Plan for disaster recovery

By Hamish Barwick | 17 May, 2011 10:00

Recent natural disasters such as the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi mean now is the time to look at ways of avoiding ICT and staff issues in the event of a crisis, Brisbane City Council IT experts argue.

AusCERT 2011: Second Stuxnet worm on the horizon

By Hamish Barwick | 16 May, 2011 14:55

The rogue Stuxnet worm that infected an Iranian nuclear facility two years ago has provided a blueprint for cyber criminals and we can expect to see another one in the future.

AusCERT 2011: In Pictures: Exhibitors out in force

By Hamish Barwick | 16 May, 2011 12:56

AusCERT 2011 is about more than just the speakers, security vendors are out in force promoting their services with eye catching stands.

AusCERT 2011: In pictures: Celebrations as 10th AusCERT begins

By Hamish Barwick | 16 May, 2011 11:22

Celebrations as 10th AusCERT conference begins on Gold Coast.

AusCERT 2011: Identity theft no joke for Welsh comedian

By Hamish Barwick | 16 May, 2011 10:38

As a professional comedian Bennett Arron gets paid to see the funny side of things, but a run-in with identity thieves in the 1990s had him far from laughing.

Cloud Security Alliance to create Australia-NZ chapter

By Hamish Barwick | 13 May, 2011 11:25

Australia will host a local chapter of the international Cloud Security Alliance to provide a Australia/New Zealand voice to the global Cloud secuity advocacy group.

Get ready for the Cloud economy: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 13 May, 2011 08:03

Australia may be recognised as the most virtualized country in the world, but it is yet to harness the data centre modularity required to prepare for Cloud services, according to analyst firm IDC.

Enabling customer data the next evolution for Aussie banks: Teradata

By Hamish Barwick | 12 May, 2011 08:52

Australian businesses must prepare to share more information with customers as business intelligence (BI) evolves, according to software company Teradata. set to build Australian data centre

By Hamish Barwick | 11 May, 2011 11:31

Cloud services provider,, has confirmed reports that it is planning to build an Australian data centre.

Biometrics Institute eyes state of the industry

By Hamish Barwick | 10 May, 2011 10:01

The A/NZ Biometrics Institute is looking at the future of biometrics and seeing if community perceptions about Big Brother have changed with its latest industry survey.

Complex IT security policies lead to greater internal risk: Telstra

By Hamish Barwick | 09 May, 2011 12:28

Companies have more to fear when it comes to security within its four walls than from outside because of complex security policies and an experience generation gap, believes one industry expert.

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