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  • Current National Security Environment: Security threat, fear and being the adults in the room

    Current National Security Environment: Security threat, fear and being the adults in the room

    Against the national security events of the last week, the Security Profession would like to offer some thoughts to those in the community who might be wondering what it all means. In the last few days, Australia’s national security apparatus disrupted plans by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) sympathisers resident in Australia […]

  • Syrian recruitment: The battle for hearts and minds {Part 1}

    Syrian recruitment: The battle for hearts and minds {Part 1}

     Dr Robyn Torok The battle for hearts and minds is a very important battle, because we are not only fighting in the battlefield, we are also fighting in the realm of ideas. – Anwar al-alwaki The internal conflict in Syria has continued to draw world-wide media attention as well as international criticism, especially for the […]

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  • Industry First: Seagate Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

    Industry First: Seagate Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

    Surveillance HDD With Rescue Services and 6TB High-Capacity Storage, Optimized for Reliable 24×7 Video Surveillance Systems Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, took the wraps off the industry’s first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue services— the Seagate Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance […]

  • S2 Security Introduces S2 Mobile Security Officer

    S2 Security Introduces S2 Mobile Security Officer

    Revolutionary Tablet App Makes Security Departments More Effective S2 Security, the  leader in IP-­‐based integrated physical security systems, has announced the introduction of S2 Mobile Security Officer, a revolutionary tablet app that makes security departments more effective. With S2 Mobile Security Officer, security management and staff can now operate their S2 access control and video management systems […]

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  • Australia’s First F-35A Takes to the Skies

    Australia’s First F-35A Takes to the Skies

    Australia’s first Lockheed Martin, F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, made its inaugural flight on Sept. 29, marking another significant milestone for the Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35 program.  Lockheed Martin F-35 Chief Test Pilot Alan Norman, piloted the aircraft through a series of functional checks for the sortie that lasted two hours. The aircraft, […]

  • Lockheed Martin Australia establishes Asia Pacific ICT Engineering hub in Melbourne

    Lockheed Martin Australia establishes Asia Pacific ICT Engineering hub in Melbourne

    Lockheed Martin has announced it is establishing an Asia Pacific Information Communications Technology (ICT) engineering hub in Melbourne in close partnership with the government of Victoria. The new engineering hub is expected to generate up to 150 new ICT jobs in Lockheed Martin Australia’s operations in Melbourne, more than doubling its current workforce. The new […]

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  • Trend Micro and INTERPOL collaborate to fight global cybercrime

    Trend Micro and INTERPOL collaborate to fight global cybercrime

    Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software and solutions, announced a three-year agreement with INTERPOL to help support the international police organisation and its 190 member countries with additional knowledge, resources and tactics to decrease cybercrime on a global scale. “We are proud to support INTERPOL in their vital role combatting cybercrime across […]

  • Blue Coat’s Shell Shocked Response

    Blue Coat’s Shell Shocked Response

    By Dr. Hugh Thompson Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference, Senior VP and Chief Security Strategist of Blue Coat Systems Since the announcement of the CVE-2014-6271 bash bug, we’ve seen attackers waste no time before scanning the Internet.  The announcement was posted to bugzilla.redhat.com at 2014-09-24T14:00:08+00:00 and at 2014-09-24T18:32:008+00:00, 4 ½ hours later, we started seeing […]

  • Kaspersky Lab appoints Australian as APAC Managing Director

    Kaspersky Lab appoints Australian as APAC Managing Director

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Peter Hewett to the position of Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, Hewett will be responsible for the company’s overall business operations in the Asia Pacific region, including sales, marketing and business development functions. Hewett brings to the role a range of expertise […]

  • Shellshock – potentially a ‘plague-like’ vulnerability

    Shellshock – potentially a ‘plague-like’ vulnerability

    According to the threat defence experts at Trend Micro, since Shellshock is related to Linux – it can effect both PC and Apple platforms. In short, this is potentially a “plague-like” vulnerability that can exploit command access to Linux-based systems constituting approximately 51 percent of web servers in the world.  Because of the pervasiveness, attacks […]

  • Palo Alto Networks addresses Bash vulnerability Shellshock

    Palo Alto Networks addresses Bash vulnerability Shellshock

    The details of a vulnerability in the widely used Bourne Again Shell (Bash) have been disclosed by multiple Linux vendors. The vulnerability, assigned CVE-2014-6271 by Mitre, was originally discovered by Stephane Chazelas, a Unix and Linux network and telecom administrator and IT manager at UK robotics company SeeByte, Ltd. While this vulnerability didn’t come with quite the […]

  • Australia hits number one in global phishing attacks

    Australia hits number one in global phishing attacks

    Analysis undertaken by Kaspersky Lab experts examining the latest evolution of spam has revealed that Australia almost doubled its share of global phishing attacks, making it the world’s most targeted country for phishing attacks. The analysis of August figures shows that the number of Anti-Phishing component activations on computers of Australian users doubled, accounting for […]

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