Archive for May, 2010

Two teams cover Australian security concerns

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) which wrapped up its security conference last week, will team up with a new security team as envisaged by the Australian government.

As part of the government’s cyber security strategy, the new CERT, which was started up in November 2009, will cover a wider area of security, including the ability to better analyse and protect against threats in the areas of government and infrastructure, education of Australians on threats, and make changes to the legal framework so that cyber-crime can be more effectively prosecuted.

The new CERT is operational in July this year.

To read the full article, click here.

iPad arrives 28 May: how can it help your business?

Friday, May 21st, 2010

So Apple’s newest gadget arrives in Australia in a week.  Amongst all the hype, what professional people really want to know is how it will help with their business.

Customers in the United States have already had a chance to use the iPad.  A review by Ubergizmo outlines useful features of this device:

  • Excellent 1024 x 768 display, allowing for good picture quality
  • Good picture brightness distribution
  • Same look and feel as Ipod touch
  • News applications: easy to access
  • Virtual keyboard: so much faster than a smartphone
  • Emails and calendar: simple to read and use
  • Effective use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook

Overall pros are that this is a good device for working with clients and customers alike, take it to business meetings to engage with your client, use it yourself with ease in many surroundings, for work and for play.

Are there any negatives? Of course, especially in a new device.  There may be slower Web browsing, as well as impediments to file management such as inability to ‘drag and drop’ with the same ease of Macs.

The full Ubergizmo review is available here.

AusCERT Security Conference on now in Gold Coast

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Asia Pacific Information Security Conference (AusCERT) annual Autumn conference is taking place right now in the Gold Coast, from 16 – 21 May 2010.

This conference is known as the premier IT security event for professionals and featuresa large list of delegates and sponsors from the IT and security world coming together to share knowledge and expertise.

Finalists for security awards have been announced, with the awards dinner happening later this week.

IronKey products and expertise is on show at the Duo International Pty Ltd stand.

Further information about the AusCERT conference is available here.

Biggest class action in history against major Australian Banks

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This week, litigation funder IMF Australia is financing a class action against Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac on the basis that ‘exception fees’ charged by the banks including late fees and dishonour fees were out of proportion to the actual cost charged by the banks.

At todays 14 May 2010, 40,000 Australians have signed on as claimants.

Full article available here.

Ironkey takes next step in online banking security

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Ironkey introduces its Trusted Acess for Banking USB drive.

Banking customers have been increasingly affected by malicious software which can gain access to secure logins and other confidential information.

Ironkey is assisting banks in the USA with providing extra security for its customers.

Click here to read the full article.