Stories by Hamish Barwick

Security threats explained: Hacktivism

In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today. We’ve looked at social engineering and internal negligence and continue the series by speaking to security experts about the problem of hacktivism.

Hamish Barwick | 25 Jun | Read more

Security threats explained: Social engineering

In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today. We’ve looked at [[artnid: 427471|internal negligence|new]] and continue the series by speaking to experts about the problem of social engineering.

Hamish Barwick | 20 Jun | Read more

AusCERT 2012 in pictures: Day two

AusCERT 2012 hit the half way mark today with delegates gathering to hear insights from Internet Systems Consoritum founder, Paul Vixie, and Queensland Police Detective Superintendent, Brian Hay. The conference, which culiminates with the annual AusCERT awards dinner, continues until Friday on the Gold Coast.

Hamish Barwick | 17 May | Read more

AusCERT 2012 in pictures: Exhibitors at large

The 11th annual information security conference, AusCERT, kicked off on the sunny Gold Coast this week with exhibitors and delegates gathering for three days of talks and networking. This year's theme, Security on the Move, was interpreted in different ways with one vendor arriving in a tank.

Hamish Barwick | 16 May | Read more

In pictures: The first 24 hours of Focus11

After a day of keynotes including insights from Virgin founder, Sir Richard Branson, and break out sessions with McAfee staff, delegates were keen to let their hair down in sunny Las Vegas. With music and humour from a Rat Pack tribute act (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin), and the lure of the tables at the Palazzo hotel/ casino, there was plenty to keep staff and customers entertained well into the night.

Hamish Barwick | 20 Oct | Read more