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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Finding PCI-compliant cloud providers

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.

published May 16, 2012 by

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Qld cops denounce 'ethical hacking'

Qld cops denounce 'ethical hacking'

Police have spoken out strongly against so-called "ethical hacking" in the wake of the demonstration of a Facebook privacy hack at the BSides Australia conference being held in conjunction with the AusCERT 2011 information security conference. The incident has already seen a journalist arrested and his iPad seized.

published May 17, 2011 by

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Bank theft goes truly mobile

Bank theft goes truly mobile

Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.

published May 16, 2011 by

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Black hats and whitegoods

Black hats and whitegoods

The Internet of Things will soon become a serious security problem unless we start dealing with it right now. "Our dishwashers will kill us!"? Not quite. It'll be the tumble dryer — coordinated by the TV.

published May 16, 2011 by

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Son of Stuxnet within a year: expert

Son of Stuxnet within a year: expert

Stuxnet, the sophisticated malware targeted at Iran's nuclear program last year, represents the start of an arms race in the security of industrial control systems. Stuxnet-inspired malware could appear within a little as a year, said a leading critical infrastructure security expert, and traditional "air gap" protection won't be the answer.

published May 16, 2011 by

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iiThink, therefore iiAm

iiThink, therefore iiAm

This week saw New Zealand telcos shine through a national disaster, the DSD gets chummy with Apple, AusCERT suffers under legal bindings, all while the Federal Court of Australia handed down the iiTrial verdict.

published February 24, 2011 by

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Are two CERTs better than one?

The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) knew it needed to expand in order to deal with greater security threats and had asked the Federal Government for new funding. Instead, a new government CERT was formed.

published May 25, 2010 by

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