cyber security

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a cyber defense consultancy, from Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context provides high-end cyber defence, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services. They have been involved in handling some of the most

As the world sees the distribution of billions of smart devices, and literally trillions of new sensors, the current computing paradigms will struggle to meet the needs of new applications in such an environment. Edge computing is emerging as part of the solution. In the edge computing model, programming and

Large IT players are making more moves in the cybersecurity market, but McAfee CEO Chris Young expects to see proliferation, rather than consolidation, of security vendors.   Last month VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shared his vision for the cybersecurity market — shortly after the company announced it was buying security vendor

McAfee has unveiled new device-to-cloud security capabilities and a data science platform to give companies greater insight into the threat landscape, at its annual MPower Cybersecurity Summit in Las Vegas this week. A key focus of the event was the need for cloud-native security features to protect against threats as

The CSIRO’s data and digital arm, Data61, today announced a research partnership with Australian cyber security company Penten to use artificial intelligence to create “cyber traps” and “decoys” as a cyber defence mechanism. Penten, a Canberra based company, will gain access to Data61’s AI expertise and begin researching “active defence”

Cyber security company Vectra is expanding to APAC, setting up its regional headquarters in Sydney. The San Jose-based company, which specialises in network threat detection and response, recently closed a USD$100 million Series E funding round. The local operation is led by Kevin Vanhaelen, who joins from Telstra, where he

Cyber security vendor Cisco has partnered with Victoria University to open a Cybersecurity Training Centre in Melbourne’s West to meet an increasing demand for workers in one of Australia’s fastest growing and under serviced industries. The jointly-funded Cybersecurity Training Centre is located at Victoria University’s (VU) St Albans Campus. The

A review of public sector cybersecurity by the national audit office has found Australia Post needs to improve its digital security. Currently it “has not effectively managed cyber security risks” and failed to meet the requirements of its own cyber security risk framework. The two other organisations included in the

Modern inventory systems have come close to perfecting the just-in-time ideal, whether delivering rubber window wiper blades to the manufacturing floor of a Toyota plant at just the right moment, or filling the hot chicken cabinet at your local Woolworths with only so much cheap and tasty, high fat protein

Global and local regulation is helping to concentrate boards’ attention on cyber security risks, according to industry experts. From today, boards of APRA-regulated entities are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their organisation maintains its information security. The new prudential standard, CPS 234 Information Security, requires that financial institutions clearly define