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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NSW lock laws picked ahead of Ruxcon

NSW lock laws picked ahead of Ruxcon

NSW legislative reform set to crack down on unregistered individuals in possession of lock-picking tools might take the shine off golden tickets to the Ruxcon security event next month.

October 21, 2010 by

CERT split a security risk: TrustDefender

CERT split a security risk: TrustDefender

The government's decision not to partner its own computer emergency response team, CERT Australia, with the existing AusCERT may have ramifications for Australian banks that rely on security updates, according to TrustDefender chief technology officer Andreas Baumhof.

July 13, 2010 by

Govt kills negotiations with AusCERT

Govt kills negotiations with AusCERT

The Attorney-General's Department has chosen not to partner with the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), ceasing negotiations with the security organisation.

June 10, 2010 by

Kaspersky impressed by botnet slickness

Kaspersky impressed by botnet slickness

Cybercrime fighter Eugene Kaspersky can't help but be impressed by the slick operations behind the Conficker botnet, and says that it could have been worse had the botnet been after more than just money.

May 20, 2009 by

AusCERT unfazed by new $8.8m rival

AusCERT unfazed by new $8.8m rival

The director of Australia's existing Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) this week said a rival government group that received funding in the budget was unlikely to impact its operations.

May 18, 2009 by

Govt to survey schools on e-security

Govt to survey schools on e-security

The Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy intends to survey school children, parents and teachers on e-security and cyber-safety threats from late July 2009.

May 17, 2009 by

How do you return stolen bank credentials?

How do you return stolen bank credentials?

Sceptical that Australians are targeted by cybercrime? Late last year the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) was asked to repatriate hundreds of Commonwealth Bank customer credentials which had been stolen via the ZeuS trojan.

March 5, 2009 by

Avoid using IE if possible: AusCERT

Avoid using IE if possible: AusCERT

Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) has recommended organisations "consider using a web browser other than Internet Explorer until a patch becomes available" — an option that many large firms cannot seriously consider.

December 15, 2008 by

Rudd hiring security CIO

Rudd hiring security CIO

Kevin Rudd's department has advertised for a top-level security-focused chief information officer to oversee the technology aspects of its national security strategy.

December 11, 2008 by

Hacked? Don't blame China, blame Denmark

Hacked? Don't blame China, blame Denmark

Forget pointing the finger at China when government systems and defence contractors are compromised — it's the dirty work of Danish hackers, says Finnish security researcher, Mikko Hyppönen.

May 21, 2008 by

Has Windows Vista's UAC feature failed Microsoft?

Has Windows Vista's UAC feature failed Microsoft?

Experts agree that Microsoft's Windows Vista is relatively well-protected but its security features — such as User Account Control (UAC) — have been highlighted by security experts as one reason why the operating system is far less popular than its predecessor, Windows XP.

May 19, 2008 by

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