The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is a not-for-profit security group that provides advice to the Australian public, team members, and the education sector. AusCERT monitors and evaluates global computer network threats and vulnerabilities, publishing security bulletins and recommended prevention and mitigation strategies.

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NSA, FBI split on comms intercepts

The differing missions of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI have led to a split over telecommunications intercept policies — which Americans call "wiretaps" — according to computer scientist Susan Landau.

May 20, 2012 by


Automation key for time-poor security boffins

The way in which IT departments have been approaching information security is flawed, according to Juniper Networks senior director and security architect Christopher Hoff, who said that security departments need to adopt automation to free up their time to think outside the box.

May 18, 2012 by Michael Lee


Lightning round!

What's an IPO and why is Facebook doing it? How's this year's AusCERT? Where's our slice of Raspberry Pi? And where are Josh and Michael?

May 18, 2012 by ZDNet Australia Staff


Cybercrime golden age over in two years?

The golden age of cybercrime could come to a close as soon as 2014, according to Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky — as long as the world changes how it coordinates on creating laws to govern the internet.

May 17, 2012 by Michael Lee


How government does BYOD

Allowing users to bring their own devices (BYOD) needn't be difficult, even for the government, according to the senior manager for the ACT Government's IT security, Peter Major.

May 17, 2012 by Michael Lee


DNS poisoning the 'thin end of a wedge'

Manipulating the internet's domain-name system (DNS) to reduce the impact of criminal malware DNSChanger has proved successful. Extending the technique to deal with other matters, however, represents the thin end of a wedge, according to DNS pioneer Dr Paul Vixie.

May 16, 2012 by

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Finding PCI-compliant cloud providers

Despite the fact that the industry standard for protecting credit and debit card information doesn't address moving card information to the cloud, it can still be done safely, according to Bridge Point Communications chief information officer Dr David Ross.

May 16, 2012 by Michael Lee

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Up in cyber arms: AusCERT 2012

The cyber arms race has kicked off — a development that will likely lead to some rather unusual negotiations between countries, according to Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure.

May 16, 2012 by Munir Kotadia

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AusCERT arrest and the fibre-gasm

What really went down at AusCERT, why are you still getting ripped off for software and are there really only seven customers on the Armidale NBN?

May 19, 2011 by ZDNet Australia Staff


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