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Our purpose is to provide the right information to our readers. For obvious reasons, our information journey will of couse be ever changing, but from the outset we plan on the following: Break down and communicate knowledge relating to Cyber Crime, Cyber Security, Information Security and Computer Security. Use Risk Management practices to help in translating the technical aspects of the Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities into business language. Communicate the appropriate Controls necessary to reduce the Impact and Probability. We will do this by: Identifying, collating and providing relevant information. Highlighting relevant News articles. Investigating trends and providing Analysis. Providing How-to tips and tricks to reduce the Threats and Vulnerabilities. Offering Products and Solutions designed to mitigate or defend against the risks. ------ Joe Woods, Editor and CTO

Australia’s encryption thwart thought is fraught

It's not an attack on mathematics.

Attorney-General Brandis' attack on terrorist encryption is an attack on the very fabric of secure mobile communications.

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​Fasoo eyes enterprise DRM resurgence in the US

A reignited interest in enterprise digital rights management while New York passes stricter cybersecurity laws will likely be a boon to information security firm Fasoo.

​Qantas systems restored, Amadeus outage not related to Petya ransomware

Unfortunate timing, but Qantas says Wednesday's outage was not related to the latest global cyber attack.

Ride-snare: Lyft ruse helps cops cuff suspect in tech CEO murder...

'How would you rate your ride?' A police officer in Fayette County, Atlanta, has nabbed a murder suspect by appropriating the Lyft vehicle he figured the perp hoped to use as a getaway car.…

Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty...

This isn't ransomware – it's merry chaos Analysis  It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem.…

Ransomware halts production at Cadbury’s Tasmanian chocolate factory

Chocolate production at Cadbury's factory in Hobart has been stopped by the latest global cyber attack.

Rick Perry talks nuclear energy research investment, Paris Agreement

Trump Administration is calling this “Energy Week,” secretary Perry takes the podium.

IDG Contributor Network: Are IT certifications worth it?

“You absolutely need IT certifications in order to advance your career and boost your earning potential,” say some people, certificates clutched firmly in their grasp.“You absolutely do not need IT certifications in order to advance your career or boost your earning potential,” say some other people, hands astonishingly bereft of paper.This is quite the pickle, a true conundrum.

Two camps both claiming they have the right answer, but how do you decide who is right?When it comes to the value of certifications in the technology industry there are definitely mixed feelings. While some see them as validation of their skills and evidence of their ability, there are some senior workers who hold the opposite point of view and believe that an IT workerrsquo;s true value and ability is demonstrated through their experience and the projects they have worked on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

New Star Trek series will abandon Gene Roddenberry’s cardinal rule

For the first time, a Trek series will show main characters in a negative light.