Michael Lee

Journalist

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.

Michael holds minimal interests/investments in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Telstra, Symantec, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

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Lawless Oz bucks trend on data breaches

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 in IT Priorities

The inconvenient truth about passwords

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 in IT Priorities