Global Security — News

Identity is the Key to Security

Security is big business these days. With our old approach of blocking everyone at the border failing - mainly because no-one knows where the border is anymore - a risk-based approach is driving the way businesses think about their information and systems security.

Anthony Caruana | 22 Oct | Read more

Being FIRST in Information Security

Peter Allor is the Lead Security Strategist in IBM's Critical Infrastructure Group. He works at the forefront of information security, working with researchers to look at events, as they happen, to learn about new techniques that are being adopted by attackers from a protection perspective and how to deal with those in across distributed computing in the cloud. But he is on the board of directors of FIRST - the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams and ICASI - the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet.

Anthony Caruana | 16 Oct | Read more

ASD security certification to boost Azure's Australian cloud: MS

Microsoft's Azure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering to Australian standards has taken a big step forward in the local market with the announcement that an audit of the company's Australian facilities has confirmed they meet Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) security standards for the transmission of government information.

David Braue | 07 Oct | Read more

Security experts ask House for light a regulatory touch

Cybersecurity experts on Wednesday warned members of a House subcommittee against racing to legislation that would establish an overly burdensome regulatory framework for safeguarding digital systems against attacks, instead urging a more limited approach that would clear away legal impediments such as the prohibitions against sharing critical threat information.

Kenneth Corbin | 10 Feb | Read more

Barack Obama’s security circus arrives in Oz: In Pictures

After jumping through countless hoops to get the required set of security clearances and approval by the US Embassy to photograph the President’s visit CSO can see why these steps were justified. Our photojournalist Neerav Bhatt was less than 5 metres away from the world’s most heavily secured individual - the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

Neerav Bhatt | 18 Nov | Read more