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I love security and I love hacking. In 1977, my school had a mainframe computer, one of the first mainframes anywhere Australia, and I hacked into it. I got into such trouble, but I found hacking interesting and exciting… even though I was banned from the mainframe for the rest of my school days!Read more...

 

It didn't take long - just four days for a serious vulnerability to be exposed. Let's welcome Meltdown and Spectre to 2018 (I do love whoever named these). We have been advised that there is a reported design flaw in Intel processors, hence a widespread vulnerability that affects most computers worldwide.Read more...

 

 

Once you have discovered the individual wanting to speak with you is actually ASD, you are then advised that they are taking over your ICT infrastructure. You have been hacked! You immediately call your CIO and CISO into an emergency meeting to understand what’s going on, just to discover they have no idea how or who has been in your network for the past eight months, no-one has any idea. All your systems are up to date, you have the latest firewall, you manage patches effectively, you ensure everyone has strong passwords, antivirus and end point software is being used, still someone is in your system. You have been hacked!Read more...

 

Our recent 2017 Cyber Security research project highlights a difference of opinion between CEO/CFO and CIO/CISO groups. Our first pass of the data has raised some interesting questions around the internal perception of Cyber Security readiness.Read more...