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The importance of Information and Technology Governance cannot be overstated. With companies trying to maximise the value derived from IT assets while managing the associated risks, the need for a structured approach to designing and implementing enterprise governance for IT is key.

US based hardware giants Dell recently announced a security breach that took place earlier in the month of November.

Dropbox has recently revealed three critical vulnerabilities in the Apple MacOS operating system, which could allow a hacker to execute a malicious code by convincing the victim to visit the malicious web page.

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Marriot on Friday reported a data breach affecting the information of 500 million of its Starwood customers. The stolen information includes name, phone number, email addresses, passport number and in some cases credit card numbers and expiry dates. While the company is still taking measures to do damage control for the second-biggest breach in history (after Yahoo’s data breach), here is what consumers can do to protect themselves:

The 2019 Threat Report produced by Sophos Labs provides an in-depth analysis of key cyber-attack trends. The report also helps the readers analyse the cybersecurity landscape and trends likely to impact the industry in 2019. Here are some key highlights:

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Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications to run on a computer system. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (Australian Government’s lead on national cybersecurity) categorises application whitelisting as one of the eight essential cyber risk mitigation strategies. 

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Password security remains one of the most neglected topics in the cyber world. Despite increasing awareness in this space, there are still a number of people using ‘1234546’ or ‘password’ to secure their account! Here are a few basic tips for the general public to strengthen your passwords:

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Privasec team was in Melbourne this week at the Australian Utility Week Conference.

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