AUSCERT

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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Cybercrime: it's just too easy

Cybercrime: it's just too easy

AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram has rejected Eugene Kaspersky's view that the current golden age of cybercrime will be over in a few years — because the crimes are just too easy to commit.

May 27, 2012 by in AUSCERT

Android's biggest security flaws

Android's biggest security flaws

Android is widely accepted as being iOS' greatest rival, but, according to Dell SecureWorks security researcher Timothy Vidas, it has a host of issues that have made it a target for malware authors.

May 21, 2012 by in AUSCERT

NSA, FBI split on comms intercepts

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 in AUSCERT

Automation key for time-poor security boffins

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 in AUSCERT

How government does BYOD

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 in AUSCERT

DNS poisoning the 'thin end of a wedge'

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 in AUSCERT

AusCERT 2011, booth babes and all: pics

AusCERT 2011, booth babes and all: pics

The 10th annual Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference started today. The exhibition floor seemed unusually roomy, and regular attendees agreed that the conference seemed much quieter than usual.

May 16, 2011 by in CXO

AusCERT 2009: Photo gallery

AusCERT 2009: Photo gallery

Australia's largest annual security conference, AusCERT, is underway for another year, and continues the tradition of bringing security gurus, vendors and members of government under one roof.

May 19, 2009 by in Security

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