If Australia is going to take information security seriously, we need more people like the ATO's CIO, Bill Gibson.
A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.
According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's 2007 annual report, Australian consumers should feel pretty safe — but that's because it's full of crap.
When creating a secure, locked down IT system — for something that is directly responsible for handling cash transactions — would you choose the most popular, most targeted operating system?
Macs are banned from many government departments because there aren't any 'approved' applications to encrypt them. So why doesn't Apple CEO Steve Jobs do something about it?
When foreign markets are willing to pay twice as much for your exports, it's usually a good sign. Unfortunately for Australia, the goods being traded are compromised PCs — but why are Australians worth twice as much as Americans?
Would you be happier that Google collects data about your Internet history if you knew their log data was used to fight some seriously nasty worms?
Today, Symantec released Norton 360 Version 2.0, but I wonder whether the security giant has learned from its past mistakes?
Following a rash of Telstra customers reporting phishing attacks, the telco has issued advice on how to discern the real Telstra from fake ones -- but the advice it gives is more likely to help phishers than its customers.
Botnet operators have become public enemy number-one as consumers, businesses and governments fall foul to identity theft, DDoS attacks and spam. Yet no one appears to be able to stop the spread of bots -- except maybe the media.
If the Internet is God, and the browser my shepherd, I am a lost lamb who has been waiting for the Prophet to answer my call: What are those icon-less buttons at the bottom of Internet Explorer 7?