Category: Technology

Australian Women in Security Network

Slip, Slop, Slap Cybersecurity

Author – Ricki Burke Slip, Slop, Slap was the slogan of a famously successful campaign in Australia and New Zealand to raise the awareness for the public to protect themselves against the increased risk of skin cancer. Protecting yourself against the sun (Slip on a shirt, Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a hat) may seem like…
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Flicking the switch for your security culture program

Author – Melissa Misuraca About a week ago, I was having a chat to Jacqui Loustau at a Last Tuesday of the Month (LTOTM) event about a blog article for the AWSN to promote ‘Safer Internet Day’.  After some discussion and a few glasses of red, we landed on a topic that will resonate with…
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Cyber Security Risk Management in Context

Author – Robyn Bailey A good cyber security program requires good management of risk, usually in accordance with Risk Management Standard ISO31000, although there’s almost always one critical step that is overlooked. Setting the context of a risk assessment is the first and one of the most important steps – if all participants of the…
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Simple use of Twitter to access world class malware advice

Author – Mary-Jane Phillips I had just finished a course on ransomware when Wanna Cry hit. This ransomware was not typical in the way it was delivered, so I spent time reading media articles and tweets about the ‘outbreak’. Experts on Twitter led me to Malware Tech’s botnet tracker which sadly, is not currently available.  At…
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Guest Post – IoT

Author – Brigitte Lewis From space, to transport, to the design of cities, IoT is the latest acronym to sweep the cyber landscape. IoT is short for Internet of Things and was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999.  IoT is any device, be it your phone, laptop or Raspberry Pi that is connected to the internet. And so these…
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