IT Priorities: Security

In this series, we look at the responses to our IT Priorities survey to find out just what business professionals around the world -- and in specific regions -- see to be their most important IT issues. These articles drill down into the wealth of data we've collected to bring you new insights around what your peers are thinking and doing. Stay tuned for more coverage.

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Lawless Oz bucks trend on data breaches

A study into data breaches has found that the cost of compromised records to organisations is decreasing in the US, but increasing in Australia, likely due to a lack of data breach notification laws, according to Symantec director of security and compliance Sean Kopelke.

March 28, 2012 by Michael Lee

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So you want to be an ethical hacker?

Hacking for a living sounds like a glamorous job, but how does someone get into that line of work? ZDNet Australia spoke to the heads of three security firms in the penetration testing industry to find out.

March 27, 2012 by Michael Lee

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Missing the gTLD deadline may cost firms

Applications for generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are open for three months from this week, but organisations that miss out or wait to see what their competitors do risk being left behind, according to Melbourne IT CEO Theo Hnarakis.

January 9, 2012 by Michael Lee

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The inconvenient truth about passwords

Passwords are no longer that — words that allow passage. Last time I checked, words didn't contain random letters or symbols, but we continually treat passwords like they are still words for one reason: it's convenient. Convenience is the reason why passwords ultimately don't work, and why they'll continue to fail us.

January 8, 2012 by Michael Lee

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