I stopped in my tracks as I ran, fashionably late, to the opening AusCERT 2010 keynote by encryption oracle Whitfield Diffie. I wasn't struck by the fusillade of coloured lights on the vendor floor, nor did I stop to gawk at Alphawest's giant inflatable basketball. It was the pair of 18-something year-old Meter Maids that seem to have got lost while frolicking the streets of Queensland's Gold Coast and found themselves as Kaspersky's booth babes.
Stories by Darren Pauli
After less than a year at Microsoft, security officer Karl Hanmore has left the Redmond giant to return to work for Australia's national cyber security team.
Linux communities are hostile and Microsoft is a walled garden "stuffed-full of brilliant engineers", according to a former Linux, now Microsoft engineer, Crispin Cowan.
Microsoft has launched a world-first global government security network to share information on vulnerabilities and exploits that affect critical infrastructure.
Renowned security expert, Marcus Ranum, has declared Australia's Internet content filter will fail to combat child porn and may not get off the ground.
The Federal Government should centralise control of IT across agencies and departments to ward-off hackers, according to a US state information security expert.
A government agency was almost crippled after an employee opened a Trojan-infected PDF file, exposing some 40 adminstration passwords to a hacker.
An informal, low-lying group of sharp minds might be the world's best defence against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but legal uncertainty is hindering their capabilities.
Australian government agency, Crimtrac, has proposed tying fingerprints to passports and drivers licenses in an effort to reduce false identification for background checks.
The public will have the opportunity to present their opinions on the Federal Government’s controversial Internet content filter to parliament.
Australia's Attorney-Generals have remained coy on whether classification reform for video games will be considered before the federal election.
I am sceptical of most surveys in the tech industry, and am inclined to take them with a grain of salt, but I burst into guffaw on receipt of one incredulous gem from the Business Software Alliance, a conglomerate of the world's largest software providers.
Green Senator Scott Ludlam hit out at the Federal Government’s Internet content filtering plan, calling for opponents to "stand-up" in Senate yesterday.
Another $23.6 million has been poured into identity security policy to refill the coffers of the struggling national Document Verification Service (nDVS).
Sales of web content filters to the telecommunications industry have frozen as reluctant Internet Service Providers (ISPs) wait for possible subsidy under the Federal Government’s national Internet content filter plan.