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  • ​The Next Five Years of Security Threats… or not

    This article was going to be a report on a session from the recent Technology in Government conference held in Canberra. The title of the session promised a great deal – “The Next Five Years of Security Threats”. And the synopsis suggested we’d hear about what opportunities will disruptive technologies provide hackers, best practice to mitigate emerging threats and whether governments can share data securely?

    Anthony Caruana | 08 Aug | Read more

  • Better security leads to simplification

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the infosec scene, it’s that there’s no single path great professionals take. For example, Rosie Jessop, the Head of Security for the Office of the CTO in the English government, started her working life as a neuroscientist.

    Anthony Caruana | 17 Aug | Read more

  • Crypto tells the bad guys what to target

    As one of the architects of the popular PGP program, you’d expect Peter Gutmann from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland to be extolling the virtues of encryption for protecting out data. Instead, he says “Encryption is the chicken soup of security, feel free to apply it if it makes you feel batter because it’s not going to make things any worse, but it may not make things any better either”.

    Anthony Caruana | 06 Aug | Read more

  • The balancing act – security and flexibility

    Winning the prize for longest title at the Technology in Government summits was “Collaboration, Control and Cyber security: How do you continue to provide mobile data access and collaboration in the age of BYOD while preventing data leakage and retaining control of data?” The roundtable session, hosted by Al Percival from Diligent, featured a number of senior managers from various government departments. On condition we didn’t reveal any names, we sat in on the discussion that looked at the balance between old and new technologies as well as the need for greater flexibility while maintaining security.

    Anthony Caruana | 05 Aug | Read more