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The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) ‘Essential 8’ strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents represent a set of cyber security best practices that, when implemented successfully, will provide your agency with a baseline cyber security posture. The Essential 8 expand upon the ‘Top 4’ mitigation strategies, part of the government’s Protective Security Policy Framework, which have been mandatory for federal agencies since 2014. ASD has stated that implementing the Top 4 mitigation strategies will... [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
How do government agencies protect their networks and data from cyber attacks in the face of the growing cyber skills shortage? Integration and automation are the keys. [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Mar 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Microsoft Ignite – Australia – Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition February 14-17th https://msftignite.com.au/ Is cloud the new normal for your enterprise? Are you moving more and more applications into the cloud? Have you asked yourself how you are securing your data in this new world of cloud? Scalability and flexibility are the key drivers of Cloud networking and computing. With more and more business transitioning to public cloud environments, the cloud is becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers... [Read More]
by RSS Katrina Fox  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It has been famously said that, “the wheels of justice turn slowly.” That’s partly because the process most governments use when creating regulations and laws encourages debate, the careful examination of all sides of an issue, and the development of bartered consensus between groups with differing needs and opinions. In the modern era, this model has been very successful at promoting economic success while balancing personal freedom with social accountability. This model is less effective, however, when it comes to regulating... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  May 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In February 2016, a group of hackers from Russia took control of a Victorian high school’s phone system to unleash a flurry of bomb threats across schools in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, causing major disruptions, but ultimately, no injury. But Australian government and business officials are worried about what could happen from a cyber security attack with more sinister goals. This attack from the “Evacuation Squad” has demonstrated vulnerabilities in Australian cyber security, and businesses and government organisations... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Apr 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News