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Binary systems are not enough if you want to improve security. Flickr/Ivan Plata

Beating cyber criminals with quantum solutions

As hackers get more sophisticated in their cyber crime efforts we need to look to new technology to make our systems more secure, and potentially unhackable. So how can quantum physics help?
The supply side of information security professionals is not keeping up with the demand. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Cyber security winners will be those that nurture talent

As the US and UK look to the opportunities presented by cybersecurity, Australia is still dealing with a critical skills shortage.
If you’ve been hacked or had your identity stolen, time is of the essence when it comes to minimising the damage. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

The first 72 hours are critical for hacking victims

Preventing and responding to the hacking epidemic is not a problem for one group or organisation to solve. And what happens in the first 72 hours can make all the difference.
Harnessing the quantum property of light takes security to the next level. Boris Skoric

Quantum physics can fight fraud by making card verification unspoofable

Decades of data security research have brought us highly reliable, standardized tools for common tasks such as digital signatures and encryption. But hackers are constantly working to crack data security…
Hacking and making a profit isn’t as easy as it looks. Reuters

Hard Evidence: how much is cybercrime really costing us?

In the wake of the latest high-profile hack of Sony and claims of “cyber-vandalism” being thrown about, it’s normal to feel a sense of unease. Just this week, yet another proposal for new cybersecurity…
It could happen to anyone – there’s no stereotype in the victims of online romance scams. Suus Wansink/Flickr

Love hurts: the costly reality of online romance fraud

Online dating and romance scams continue to lure in Australians with figures this week showing people have lost more than A$23 million this year alone, with average individual losses at A$21,000 – three…
Hacking can, and should, keep us on our toes. Alexandre Dulaunoy

Wanted: trainee cyber-criminals to help solve skills shortage

The world is already short of computer security experts, but by 2017 that shortfall is going to have reached about two million. Criminal hackers cause damage running to billions of pounds every year…
Is it a crime scene or just a store checkout? Could be both. Marlith

After a data breach, it’s consumers left holding the bag

Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click “purchase…
We should know by now - don’t click that link. Bill Buchanan

In cybersecurity, the weakest link is … you

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Computer security relies on a great number of links, hardware, software and something else altogether: you. The greatest threat to information security is…
With a few lines of code, cyber criminals and governments have able to infiltrate the security of banks and retailers and steal hundreds of millions in customer records. Shutterstock

JPMorgan hack signals banks and retailers can do more to keep our data safe

JPMorgan Chase early last month disclosed that cyber thieves pilfered account data on 76 million households and seven million small businesses over the summer, one of the biggest breaches ever and only…

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