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  • ​Qld cop charged after QPS database breach

    A Queensland police constable has been charged for the alleged breach of the Queensland Police Service’s (QPS) Qprime database system, and the disclosure of confidential information.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner17 May 16 15:00
  • 5 steps to respond to a security breach

    It’s not a matter of if you are going to fall victim to a cyber attack, it’s when. So what should you do to minimise the adverse consequences that can arise from a breach?

    Written by Cheng Lim and Michael Swinson31 July 15 13:50
  • Encryption as an enabler: the top 10 benefits

    If deployed correctly, encryption does not need to be a headache. Instead, encryption can be an enabler to achieve the flexibility, compliance and data privacy that is required in today's business environments.

    Written by Steve Pate, CTO and co-founder of HighCloud Security30 April 13 21:04
  • Combating security breaches with managed file transfer technology

    Last October a large company revealed that an employee mistakenly sent an email to an unauthorized recipient containing the names and Social Security numbers of former employees. Six months earlier, a larage Texas university accidentally exposed personal information about as many as 4,000 alumni in an electronic file accidentally attached to an email sent to one person who had requested a transcript. That's just the tip of the iceberg in insider-triggered security breaches.

    Written by Rohit Khanna, executive vice president of global strategy and corporate development, SEEBURGER AG12 Feb. 13 21:28
  • Interactive approaches to security awareness training pay for themselves

    New sophisticated attacks designed to take advantage of security-challenged end users are evolving so rapidly that technology solutions, security policies and procedures alone cannot protect critical company assets and data. Recent research from Deloitte revealed that 70% of the companies surveyed indicated that employee mistakes were a major threat, with lack of security awareness being cited as a major vulnerability.

    Written by Joe Ferrara, CEO, Wombat Security Technologies11 Feb. 13 19:12
  • Top security incidents of 2011

    Although vendor-written, this contributed piece does not advocate a position that is particular to the author's employer and has been edited and approved by Network World editors.

    Written by Marsh Ray, senior software development engineer at PhoneFactor22 Dec. 11 07:25
  • Jeanswest: Protecting the brand

    Protecting a well-established brand in the face of compromised systems is something Brad Clarence, the systems and support administrator at iconic fashion retailer, Jeanswest, knows a fair bit about. Despite his somewhat misleading title, Clarence is responsible for Jeanswest’s entire network and systems infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand.

    Written by Matt Rodgers23 Sept. 11 08:53
  • LulzSec harvests Aussie emails, passwords

    Fresh from attacking the CIA's website with a denial of service (DOS) attack, hacker group LulzSec has struck again with a leaked list of 62,000 email addresses and passwords, including some harvested from Australian organisations.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 June 11 12:14
  • Privacy Commissioner to investigate Vodafone privacy breach

    Vodafone will open its doors to the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, in the wake of allegations the telecommunications giant made the personal information of four million customers available on its website.

    Written by Hamish Barwick10 Jan. 11 11:48
  • AT&T reportedly bungles handling of private data, again

    This hasn't been AT&T's month. First, security researchers found a loophole in the company's Web site that could be used to reveal e-mail addresses for tens of thousands of Apple iPad customers. Now, some users are reporting that when they log in to their AT&T accounts to pre-order the iPhone 4 they are apparently given access to the account information of other people.

    Written by Sumner Lemon16 June 10 16:11
  • Visa: Post-breach criticism of PCI standard misplaced

    Visa's top risk management executive Thursday dismissed what she described as "recent rumblings" about the possible demise of the PCI data security rules as "premature" and "dangerous" to long-term efforts to ensure that credit and debit card data is secure.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan20 March 09 07:37