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.
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.
The Attorney-General's Department has chosen not to partner with the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), ceasing negotiations with the security organisation.
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.
Hackers have started to target specific government personnel, as opposed to simply using broad scattergun approaches, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service warned this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An IBM X-Force security researcher has promised to exploit massive holes in Windows Vista's defences at the upcoming Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
At this year's AusCERT conference, whitelists were a hot topic — but is anyone going to use them?
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 HyppÃ¶nen.
The 55 Australian organisations that took part in Australia's cyberwar games, Cyber Storm II suffered "death by a thousand cuts", according to the head of Australia's Cyber Storm II effort.
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.