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  • Tablets, Mobile Malware Heighten BYOD Security Concerns

    With the increased popularity of powerful tablets and the rise in mobile malware, it's no surprise that Forrester research released today shows that IT managers feel uneasy about BYOD.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Nov. 13 21:54
  • How to Secure Big Data in Hadoop

    The promise of big data is enormous, but it can also become an albatross around your neck if you don't make security of both your data and your infrastructure a key part of your big data project from the beginning. Here are some steps you can take to avoid big data pitfalls.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 Nov. 12 23:08
  • Top four security predictions for 2012: ISF

    While 2011 is coming to an end, security threats show no sign of slowing down. UK-based Information Security Forum (ISF) vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Durbin, shared his four security predictions for 2012.

    Written by Hamish Barwick27 Oct. 11 15:43
  • Aussie developer claims cure for ‘Wikileaks syndrome’

    Confidential information released via Wikileaks has sent governments around the world into a spin and put businesses on high alert but one Sydney-based software developer claims to have a solution to the perennial problem of data leakage.

    Written by Rodney Gedda10 Dec. 10 16:19
  • Data loss a mystery for many businesses

    Despite the increasing awareness of penalties and the damage that losing personal data can do to corporate reputations, network security executives are getting less certain that they can figure out if personal data has been compromised when corporate laptops are lost or stolen.

    Written by Tim Greene08 April 10 03:53
  • ALRC renews data loss financial penalty call

    The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has renewed its call for fines for failing to notify the privacy commissioner of data breaches after the UK introduced penalties of up to half a million pounds.

    Written by Christina Zhou15 Jan. 10 06:38
  • Oops, e-mail security vendor McAfee spills 1400 private names

    In a story just dripping with irony, e-mail security vendor McAfee has accidentally sent the contact details of more than 1400 conference attendees in a spreadsheet attached to a thank you message.

    Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 09 16:11
  • Govt agencies losing portable data: Privacy Commissioner

    Many Australian government agencies do not have appropriate controls covering the use of portable storage devices (PSDs) for the handling of personal information which is being lost at an alarming rate, according to new research by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

    Written by Rodney Gedda08 May 09 08:51