Security

So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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Cybersecurity today for the quantum era of tomorrow

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security, Australia and New Zealand Just as quantum computing promises to deliver revolutionary growth in computing power, it also holds the potential for massive advancements in cybersecurity, helping detect and deflect attacks before they cause harm. But quantum computing may also create new vulnerabilities – for example, if malicious actors […]

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Security reflections – yesterday, today and the future

Author: Chris Hockings, regional CTO for IBM Security in A/NZ Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Bruce Schneier to Sydney. Bruce is much more than just the CTO of IBM Resilient and Special Advisor to IBM Security. He is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is […]

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Reimagining the digital age

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security Australia and New Zealand Customers’ needs are constantly changing, and to meet them a business needs to keep evolving as well. A successful transformation isn’t a one-off event – it’s an ongoing process of improvement, reinvention and innovation. The role of CIOs and other senior IT leaders is evolving […]

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Maintaining CIA to keep healthcare security threats at bay

Author: Stephen Burmester, Industry Security Advisor, IBM Australia Imagine that your healthcare organisation just went on bypass due to a cyberattack. For those unfamiliar with the term, bypass is when a health care facility is unable to provide services for one reason or another. When an emergency room parking bay area is literally full of […]

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Be known for breakthroughs not break-ins

What you need to know about security and the Australian Privacy Act  Author: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer IBM Security How would your company react if it lost $1M off its bottom line? Heck. What about if you lost $2.51million? With the growing threat of cyber – the question is when will you face a […]

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RansomWorms & Bad Rabbits made many WannaCry in 2017

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, IRIS Asia Pacific, IBM Security Destructive RansomWorms wreaked havoc globally and caused massive financial losses in 2017. Attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit contributed to an estimated USD8 billion cost to businesses last year, taking into account downtime, ransom payments and other impacts. But it wasn’t all bad news. IBM […]

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Spammers go all in to find a Valentine’s Day victim

Written by: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer and Master Inventor, IBM Security This Valentine’s Day IBM Security has posted a blog to protect against spam targeting the lovelorn. Here are some quick tips to avoid heartbreak. – Tainted Love – with 99.999% certainty, researchers say any unsolicited e-mail looking for a love connection is nefarious. […]

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Are your passwords keeping you safe online?

Written by: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer and Master Inventor, IBM Security Just for fun, do a quick survey on your online passwords. Give yourself a point every time you say yes to these questions: I have a password similar to 12345 I use my kids/husbands/pets name in a password I use my phone number […]

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5 ways AI is changing the World

Written by: Kerry Purcell, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand. For some, the words “Artificial Intelligence” are associated with a futuristic Hollywood blockbuster. However, artificial intelligence is not merely a mythical concept in a science fiction movie, it is now very real. Instead of fearing a future living alongside “smart” machines, have you ever thought […]

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