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SSCC 185 - "I have a number for you: Eighty Million" [PODCAST]

Our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast is carefully prepared to fit into a quarter-hour, so it is clear and concise as well as being witty and amusing.


US and UK to play "cyber war games" with each other

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Agents from the US and UK will carry out simulated cyber attacks against each other following talks between Barack Obama and David Cameron.

FBI in tough competition for cybersecurity talent

FBI seeks cyber agents

The FBI is adding cyber special agent to the top of its most wanted list, as the US law enforcement agency grapples with a shortage of employees with cybersecurity training.

SSCC 166 - A sleeping bag and a camping stove to queue for an iPhone? [PODCAST]

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Cybersecurity training to start with children as young as 11

UK cyber security training to start with kids as young as 11

School children as young as 11 are going to get lessons in the fine art of securing all things cyber. The government also plans to plug university students into internships so they get the security skills that employers so desperately need.

Tech firms way behind the curve on handling cybersecurity

Tech firms way behind the curve on handling cybersecurity risk

A study by risk analysis firm BitSight reveals US financial companies are best protected from cyberattacks, followed by the energy and retail sectors, while tech firms are left trailing.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 10th anniversary, 10 topical tales


October 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the USA's annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM).

So we thought we'd come up with 10 topics, in vaguely chronological order, that have burst into our collective security concerns at various times in the last decade.

Cyberwar: hype or reality?


Is "cyberwar" really upon us? Is a "digital Pearl Harbour" imminent? And is an international agreement on "cyberarms" a plausible solution?

The state of cyber security - Join Sophos and the NCSA in Washington DC

IT administrators await mammoth Microsoft security patch bundle

Sophos and the NCSA are holding an event in Washington DC October 27th, 2011 to help spread the word about National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Join us for a cocktail reception and panel featuring Michael Kaiser, Rob Strayer and Chester Wisniewski.

Obama outlines strategy to combat transnational cybercrime


The White House unveiled their strategy on combating Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) organizations today. The document outlines their increased focus on international cybercriminals and the cooperation with foreign governments necessary to impact their operations.

Mac malware, Sony, LulzSec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Mac malware, Sony, Lulzsec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Mac malware makes itself known, Sony woes continue, Lulzsec hacks, Facebook gets creepier, and Lockheed faces a challenge.

What do we need to do to reach "cybersecurity awareness"?

What do we need to do to reach "cybersecurity awareness"?

In this week's "Patch Monday" podcast on ZDNet Australia, outspoken Aussie technology journalist Stilgherrian interviews Sophos's Paul Ducklin about the real issues behind cybersecurity awareness.

Join Stilgherrian and Duck to learn more.

Avoid cyberwinter - turn Cybersecurity Awareness Week into a cybersafe lifestyle


Next week is National Cybersecurity Awareness Week in Australia. But cybersecurity is something which requires attention all the time, not just one week of the year. So why not adopt a cybersafe lifestyle?

President Obama's cybersecurity plan - Part 2 Data Breach Notification Act


As part of last week's cybersecurity announcements President Barack Obama and Howard Schmidt detailed their proposal to unify data breach notification laws in the United States. Here we present the details and explain what this proposal means if it is passed into law.

President Obama's cybersecurity plan - Part 1 updates for law enforcement


President Obama and Howard Schmidt outlined their proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act last week and we provide a summary and analysis of what it will mean if signed into law.

CSIS expert lists worst cyber security breaches since January 2010

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According to Bank Info Security, testimony on the major security breaches of the last 15 months was given before the House Homeland Security Committee by James Lewis, senior fellow at the CSIS.

Oz election outcome – I was right!

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The dust has finally settled on the Australian federal election. As everyone ought to know, the previous ruling party, and the previous Prime Minister, managed to cling somewhat precariously to power. They didn't really win, since they ended up with Read more…

Cybersecurity Awareness Week – here comes ICODE

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The Aussie government's Cybersecurity Awareness Week (C-SAW) was launched in Melbourne today. Attorney-General Robert McClelland's opening speech declares that "the Government’s cyber safety policy focuses on protecting individuals, especially children, online from exposure to such things as illegal and offensive Read more…

An essay on Australian internet filtering

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The dust is starting to settle after the Australian government's announcement three days ago that it will legislate in 2010 to compel Australian ISPs to censor local internet access. The cabinet minister in charge of the project, Stephen Conroy, infamously Read more…