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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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  • Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report Released

    Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report Released

    Akamai Technologies, the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, has announced availability of the Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report. Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) is a recognised leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services and strategies. This quarter’s […]

  • NetIQ Unleashes the Power of Identity with NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5

    NetIQ Unleashes the Power of Identity with NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5

    NetIQ has announced the general availability of Identity Manager 4.5, its latest identity and access management (IAM) offering.  With a shift in technology decisions towards business leaders, identity is the critical lynchpin to balance convenience and security in today’s complex, always-on IT environment.  NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 empowers business leaders to properly evaluate access requests at […]

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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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  • 2014 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence Winners announced at Sydney ceremony

    2014 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence Winners announced at Sydney ceremony

    Members of the Australian security industry convened at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney for the 2014 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence; the peak national awards for security professionals. An initiative of Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence promote and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of security professionals. […]

  • Good Technology Acquires Macheen, Inc

    Good Technology Acquires Macheen, Inc

    Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility, has announced its acquisition of Macheen, Inc., a privately held, mobile cloud application service provider based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Building on the company’s recent hassle-free BYOD announcement, this acquisition further enhances Good Technology’s capabilities to provide customers with embedded corporate data plan support […]

  • F5 Web Application Firewall Achieves “Recommended” Status from NSS

    F5 Web Application Firewall Achieves “Recommended” Status from NSS

    F5 Networks has announced it has been identified as one of the industry’s top Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendors in recent benchmarking reports from NSS Labs. Specifically, F5’s BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) was evaluated alongside other vendors’ offerings, earning “Recommended” status for its performance across a number of product and comparative analysis tests. Key findings and […]

  • Akamai Warns of UPnP Devices Used in DDoS Attacks

    Akamai Warns of UPnP Devices Used in DDoS Attacks

    Akamai Technologies, Inc, the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, has released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts the security community, device vendors, Internet service providers and enterprises to the risk of massive distributed denial […]

  • Employee password struggles cost businesses more than $200,000 a year

    Employee password struggles cost businesses more than $200,000 a year

    Centrify survey finds 38 per cent don’t use passwords on devices accessing work data; One in four commit cardinal sin of using same password whenever possible A Centrify-sponsored survey reveals that companies lose more than US$420 of productivity annually per employee due to workers grappling with passwords; a loss equivalent to giving each employee two new […]

  • UAV Market worth $10,573 Million by 2020

    UAV Market worth $10,573 Million by 2020

    This report provides a brief analysis of the application sectors of the market, emerging trends, and a detailed UAV market analysis of major countries from each region. Some the Prominent players in the global “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market“ are:  GA-ASI (U.S.) Elbit Systems Ltd (Israel) The Boeing Company (U.S.) BAE Systems Plc (U.K.) Textron (U.S.) […]

  • Sophos advances Cloud, Mobile, and Web Security with acquisition of Mojave Networks

    Sophos advances Cloud, Mobile, and Web Security with acquisition of Mojave Networks

    Sophos has announced that it has acquired cloud-based security firm Mojave Networks of San Mateo, Calif. This acquisition will strengthen Sophos cloud-managed and appliance-based security solutions. To Sophos Cloud, an integrated cloud-managed security offering, Mojave will add a rich cloud-based web security solution. And to Sophos’ line of network security hardware it will enable hybrid deployment […]

  • Shellshock Bug – Getting Past this Cyber Threat with Privileged Identity Management

    Shellshock Bug – Getting Past this Cyber Threat with Privileged Identity Management

    The Shellshock bug is the newest cyber threat to hit the internet and said to be a more serious vulnerability than Heartbleed. Shellshock has been lurking in the massively popular software package Bash, a command line interpreter, or shell, that provides a powerful, flexible way to run commands on a computer. A highly stealthy vulnerability, […]

  • Hills signals WA focus with appointment of Chris Arter

    Hills signals WA focus with appointment of Chris Arter

    Hills has announced the appointment of Chris Arter as Group Manager for Western Australia. Chris will be in instrumental in driving the growth and performance of sales and operations in the Building Technologies business. Improving customer service and support will be a major priority for Chris as Hills continues implementing major operational changes to deliver the […]

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