Assurance & Risk

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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Is Australia ‘soft’ on corruption?

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in NSW has been much in the news with a recently high-profile High Court case loss which some politicians and commentators have argued will…

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What do the crown jewels, the Tower of London and your data assets have in common?

Imagine walking into a bank. Security cameras meticulously record every movement in the customer service area, employee offices, entrances and exits, and even the custodial supplies storage area. Access to…

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Identity piece completes the digital services jigsaw

We are witnessing a digital revolution, spawned by the proliferation of mobile devices, the convenience of apps and the pervasiveness of internet connectivity.

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Time-poor audit committees can’t do it all

KPMG’s annual global survey of Audit Committee members always provides valuable insights into the thinking of board members. This year, with more responses both globally (1,500) and Australia (78) than…

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Australia’s cybersecurity review – now is the time

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government has assembled a panel of experts to conduct a review of Australia’s cyber security strategy is excellent new

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