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Computer security, also known as cybersecurity or IT security, is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures

Internet of Things Security – are you failing to prepare?

By Ian Kilpatrick, Executive Vice-President Cyber Security at Nuvias GroupFlickering lightbulbs, scary Barbie dolls, infected computer networks and cities out of action.

Could this be the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), if we neglect I...

Comcast vendor sent cease-and-desist to operator of anti-Comcast website

Net neutrality website stays online as Comcast agrees to take no further action.

DTA cyber advisory office to follow and implement ASD policy advice

Despite the creation of the Cyber Security Advisory Office, the Australian Signals Directorate will still be tasked with advising government bodies of information security threats.

Cyber-Security in Satellite Operations to be highlighted at SatComm2017

Exhibitors from all over the world will attend CommunicAsiarsquo;s spotlight event to showcase latest satellite communications technologySingapore, 18 May 2017: Every year, CommunicAsia hosts its annual SatComm event, where Asiarsquo;s largest gathering of satellite communications companies come together to showcase their latest technology and discuss current and future industry trends and challenges. With the Cybersecurity Market Report[1] predicting that worldwide spending on cyber security will top US$1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to... Source: RealWire

Alastair ​MacGibbon confident in Australia’s devolved approach to cybersecurity

Although the cybersecurity model in place within the Australian government is different to those of its allies, Australia's special adviser to the prime minister on cyber security is confident in the direction Australia is heading.

Senior Intelligence Official Ron Moultrie Joins Balabit Advisory Board

Highly-Decorated Cyber Security Expert, Former NSA Director of Operations, and Senior Manager with CIA To Help Guide Strategic Development Initiatives. NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2017 - Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management solutions, announced today that the former Director of Operations at the National Security Agency, Ronald (Ron) Moultrie, has joined Balabit’s Advisory Board.Mr. Moultrie joins Balabit’s Advisory Board during a period of exceptional growth in demand for the Company’s award-winning... Source: RealWire

Government Joins The Finance Sector At The Top Of The Cyber...

New research reveals that the number of cyberattacks on the government sector doubled from 7% in 2015 to 14% in 2016London, UK – 8 May 2017 – New research reveals that cyberattacks on the government sector doubled in 2016, hiking to 14% from 7% of all cyber security attacks in 2015.

Attacks on the finance sector also rose dramatically from just 3% in 2015 to 14% of all attacks in 2016.

The manufacturing sector came... Source: RealWire

Cyber education needs to start in primary school: MacGibbon

Australia's Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security Alastair MacGibbon wants to see cybersecurity training start in primary school, but said it shouldn't be a case of forcing children to become coders.

​Optus, LifeJourney launch online cybersecurity experience for students

The Optus Cyber Security Experience is aiming to teach students the skills needed to combat the cybersecurity threats expected to face Australia in the future.

Cyber Security is a ‘people problem’ says IISP Survey

…but more companies say they are better prepared to deal with a breach or incident 20 April 2017: Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

The survey also indicates that while 60% of respondents still feel that investment is not keeping pace with threat levels, there was a... Source: RealWire

Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth

Australian Cyber Security Growth Network has set its goals, fleshed out its board, and announced a detailed plan for success.

90 percent of Australian organisations admit security compromise to ACSC

A survey of 113 Australian organisations conducted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre has found 90 percent of respondents faced some form of cybersecurity compromise during the 2015-16 financial year.