Stories by Hamish Barwick

In pictures: PM launches cyber safety program

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was on hand in Sydney this week to launch a new cyber education module called bCyberwise. Developed by Life Education and McAfee, the program is designed to teach primary school students about online dangers such as becoming `friends' with strangers and cyber bullying. The program will be rolled out to Australian schools from 4 February.

Hamish Barwick | 17 Jan | Read more

New security manifesto needed: IISP chair

The old security model is not up to scratch for many organisations and a new manifesto including an improved cyber security skills framework is required to help industry battle the 'bad guys', according to Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) chair, Doctor Alastair MacWillson.

Hamish Barwick | 18 Oct | Read more

Security, privacy top priority for Google: Feigenbaum

Despite Google Australia receiving a `please explain’ letter from the Privacy Commissioner about accidental Wi-Fi data collection this year, the search engine giant’s enterprise director of security, Eran Feigenbaum, is at pains to reassure customers that the company is committed to security and privacy.

Hamish Barwick | 17 Oct | Read more

Navigating the cloud security minefield

Cloud could well be an IT executive’s dream come true – a chance to reduce costs and potentially free up money for other IT projects. However, getting through the minefield of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) from various quarters about cloud security can be eased by creating a contingency plan and being aware of legislation in Australia and overseas.

Hamish Barwick | 05 Sep | Read more

In pictures: Cyber Security Summit 2012 day two

Day two of the Cyber Security Summit 2012 in Sydney began with the topic of why traditional security is wrong. This theme continued during the day with discussions on the merits of security messaging and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The Summit concludes on Friday.

Hamish Barwick | 02 Aug | Read more