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Alcorn Group Cyber Security News

  • Hacking Windows Domains

    Sydney’s newest go-to security industry conference, PlatypusCon, took place on Sat 24th September. Targeted at infosec enthusiasts of all capabilities and experience, this year’s event took on a fresh approach to conferencing - holding interactive workshops instead of talks, whereby attendees could try their hands at breaking and entering, capturing flags, hacking drones and fuzzing! Alcorn Group’s managing consultant Lukasz Gogolkiewicz had the pleasure of demonstrating to his 50-strong audience the art of hacking Windows domains. Lukasz’s workshop took attendees on a journey of network service enumeration to identify vulnerabilities, and if possible, establish a foothold on the network. From …

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  • Oceania CACS Conference

    This year’s Oceania CACS conference is being held on the Gold Coast from September 11 -13. Run by ISACA, this is the premier event in our region for IS Governance, IS Security and IS Assurance professionals. Alcorn Group’s founder and managing director will be presenting on Monday September 12 at 11:00am with Mayus Nath, Director of QLD Audit Office. With the theme of this year’s conference being ‘Governance, Empower, Protect’ Mayus and Wade will present to the audience their thoughts on empowering the use of new technologies by understanding attacks on Critical Infrastructure with Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s). With information technology …

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  • Future of Work Security Panel

    This week Alcorn Group’s founder and managing director Wade Alcorn had the pleasure of joining a panel of security experts in a discussion on the importance of security in collaborative cloud environments at the inaugural Redeye Future of Work (FoW) conference. The FoW 2016 program was packed with informative sessions and keynotes from some of the Technology industry’s greatest contributors including Brisbane City’s Chief Digital Officer Cat Matson and Snowy Hydro CIO John McGagh. An excellent opportunity for business owners and enterprise leaders to learn more about innovative technologies, successful business transformation, big data, insights and creating value was provided …

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  • Alcorn Group on “The Weekly”

    Our managing director Wade Alcorn featured on Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly last week. A tongue in cheek look at “big data” had Charlie disagreeing with Wade’s assessment of most privacy data T&Cs. As Wade noted “…you practically need a legal degree to understand them”, to which Charlie quipped that he HAS a legal degree and still can’t understand them! We here at Alcorn Group are big fans of “The Weekly” and were quite chuffed to feature!! You can watch the segment here: https://iview.abc.net.au/programs/weekly-with-charlie-pickering/LE1509V011S00

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  • ACSC & Blockchain Security

    Our Managing Director will be presenting in Canberra at the Australian Cyber Security Center Conference this week on all things Blockchain. Wade will delve into Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and the implications of Blockchain for business and for law enforcement. Blockchain technology may be set to change the course of how the world does business - but who can honestly say they understand it? In this presentation, Wade will take the audience on an entertaining journey of discovery to build an understanding of this technology - what it is, who is using it, and why it may well be the biggest …

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  • SIBA Ripple and Bitcoin

    Wade Alcorn is presenting at the Spatial Industries Business Association on Bitcoin, blockchains and digital currencies? What are they and where can we use them? The pros and cons of Ripple verse Bitcoin will be explored. http://www.siba.com.au/

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  • Blockchain as a Service

    Microsoft and ConsenSys partnered back in October 2015 to offer Ethereum Blockchain as a Service (EBaaS) on Microsoft Azure so Enterprise clients and developers could have a single click cloud based blockchain developer environment. The initial offering contained two tools that allow for the development of SmartContract based applications: • Ether.Camp - An integrated developer environment • BlockApps - a private, semi-private Ethereum blockchain environment. Everyone, particularly Financial Services, is interested in Blockchain technology. While a platform like Bitcoin has many great uses specifically as a Cryptocurrency, Ethereum provides the flexibility and extensibility many customers are looking for. In Financial …

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  • Wade Alcorn delivers keynote at BrisSEC Aisa

    Our Managing Director, Wade Alcorn, will be delivering a keynote Presentation at BrisSec on March 11th, 2016. Taking the perspective of an adversarial APT team, Wade will take you on a journey of the thought process behind hacking a browser to exploit your organisation. It promises to be an entertaining ride! https://www.aisa.org.au/aisa-conferences/brissec-2016/agenda/

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  • ASX and The Blockchain

    The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has announced that it has selected US-based firm Digital Asset Holdings to develop solutions for the Australian market utilising Distributed Ledger Technology. This may be able to significantly simplify and speed-up post-trade processing. For ASX clients this could reduce back-office administration and compliance costs, while investors could experience significantly faster settlement of equity transactions – potentially in near real-time. Adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology has the potential to stimulate greater innovation by ASX and third parties to develop new services for intermediaries, end-investors and listed companies. This would create a more competitive marketplace across a …

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  • Australian Government Cyber Security Review

    Here at Alcorn Group we are eagerly awaiting the release of the 2016 Australian Government Cyber Security Review. The issue of cyber security is one of national importance and affects every Australian citizen, and certainly every Australian business. Some estimates put the direct cost of cyber-crime to Australia a more than $1 billion a year and this seems to be on the conservative side. There are some great initiatives already including the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and CREST Australia. The Cyber Security Review will be a clear direction from the federal government and a very much needed clarity. The …

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