Assurance & Risk

Under lock & key – top tips for safeguarding IP from the malicious insider

The launch of the Federal Government’s Cyber Security Strategy in April showed strong commitment to tackle cyber-crime.

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Failure is not an option when upgrading treasury software so try these quick tips

I have noticed an upswing in the number of organisations considering their future corporate treasury technology requirements. I suspect this trend is being driven by the expiration of treasury management…

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Shareholder Activism: a disruptive investment strategy growing in popularity

Activist investing is becoming increasingly popular as an investment strategy, driven by constrained top line growth prospects, challenged financial targets, and fear of value destroying mergers & acquisitions.

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Cyber security: from threat to opportunity, competition to collaboration

The Cyber Strategy recently announced by the Federal Government has rightly put the topic at the very top of the national agenda. After all, it’s not often that both the…

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Cyber Security – not just for nerds but for the nation

The reported breach of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology computer systems in December last year brought cyber security clearly into the public psyche and the vulnerability of even our most robust systems.

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Privacy vs security? Where do we draw the boundary line

In February, the closing plenary of the National Security College cyberspace symposium was held at the ANU. In the immediate wake of the U.S. court decision ordering Apple to disable…

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Is the Internet of Things about to control the planet?

Apparently it’s no accident that Skynet in the Terminator movies choose 2017 to destroy the human race by launching Genisys, a global operating system designed to trick consumers into handing…

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Cyber security: Many Australian CEOs yet to join up the dots

Disconnects are common in the business world. If they weren’t, share markets would move in a straight line and entrepreneurs would have a hard time making money from the next big thing.

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Anti-Bribery and Corruption laws: not as easy as ABC

Globalisation and cross-border trade has unquestionably brought huge benefits to the Australian economy. But there are darker sides – and the challenge of dealing with bribery and corruption is one of them.

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Attack of the zombies

Zombies are infecting our mobile devices, depleting our data and battery resources and costing advertisers over $1B per annum.

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Voiceprint, fingerprint or FIDO? Agile authentication is coming

Business agility is not a new concept but with the explosion of the digital economy we are getting to crunch time. But it is not all up to the techies.…

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Cyber security: Threat or business opportunity?

With all that we read about information security and privacy – with a constant stream of news about emerging cyber threats and hacking exploits – it might surprise you to…

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Suits or sweatshirts? Look within – cyber-crime doesn’t differentiate

We hear so much in the media about computer hacking, and our image is either of crack operatives from hostile countries, or of 18-year olds skulking in their bedrooms hacking into companies’ or government bodies’ systems for the sheer thrill of it.

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