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Alcorn Group Cyber Security News

  • Alcorn Group presents at Infrastructure Saturday

    Our Managing Director Wade Alcorn presented to a keen bunch of professionals at Brisbane’s “Infrastructure Saturday” on November 21st. Interest certainly seems to be growing around Bitcoin, Ripple the Blockchain and Etherium. There were lots of interesting questions and stimulating discussion. Thanks to Just People’s Adam Broadbent. Of course, a big thanks to Alan Burchill and his team for hosting the day too.

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  • Bitcoin User Group session was a huge success

    Our MD Wade Alcorn had the pleasure of presenting to the Brisbane Cloud User Group on 5th November. Wade discussed BitCoin, Banking with Ripple, The Blockchain, and the brave new frontier of Etherium. Big thanks to Just People’s Adam Broadbent and Brisbane Cloud Group for facilitating the evening (https://bnehyperv.wordpress.com). If you missed the session, why not come along to Wade’s next presentation which will be at “Infrastructure Saturday” in Brisbane on November 21st: http://www.infrastructuresaturday.org

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  • Cracking the Mac Security Myth

    Wade Alcorn is among a few security bods having a discussion in this insightful article on crn.com.au. Always interesting to explore the assumptions and myths around security and branding that are out there. As Wade states in the article: “The bad guys go where the money is”, so will we be seeing more and more attacks on Macs in the future? More details here: Cracking the Mac security myth - CRN

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  • Security and Artificial Intelligence

    Wade Alcorn recently had the pleasure of presenting to some security folk at an Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Adelaide event. Wade spoke about a topic of increasing interest within the media, and within the security world: security, artificial intelligence and big ideas. Wade gave an entertaining and thought provoking talk on both the potential and real security implications of AI. We at Alcorn Group say - watch this space. This isn’t the last you have heard from security and artificial intelligence! More details here: AISA National

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  • XSS Virus A Decade On

    AG’s Managing Director recently took a trip down memory lane with the register’s Darren Pauli. It’s been ten years since Wade publicly demonstrated that cross site scripting vulnerabilities could be used to construct a virus. More details here: The Register

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  • Leak of Personal Details of Defence Employees

    Alcorn Group’s Managing Director speaks to the ABC’s Brendan Trembath on the AM current affairs program about what’s believed to be the personal phone numbers, email addresses and computer passwords of US and Australian defence employees that have been published online. Full story here: Article

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  • Cybersecurity: The New Due Diligence

    We came across this report recently and really liked the main gist. When considering a merger or acquisition with any new company, cybersecurity is fast becoming no longer an afterthought, but a very important part of due diligence. Alcorn Group is highly skilled in providing visibility into the risks and threats any company may face. Full story here: Article

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  • AusCERT Pre-Conference Presentation

    Wade Alcorn will be presenting at an AUSCert pre-conference session on Tuesday (2nd June 2015). Wade will be diving into the exciting area of BitCoin, the BlockChain, Smart Contracts and the future of the security of these technologies. Full story here: Conference Detail

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  • Internet of Hackable Things

    Check out this Sydney Morning Herald article exploring a few different cyber topics that are capturing the media’s attention at the moment. Wade Alcorn was interviewed for the article, particularly around the hot off the press 2015 ACC Report into Organised Crime. Full story here: Internet of hackable things: wired world wide open to new age of cyber crime

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  • Telstra’s Pacnet Breach

    We had a chat to Bloomberg’s David Fickling about the recent brouhaha with Telstra’s Pacnet. There’s always a spike in the interest about the who? and how? after these kinds of high profile attacks. Another timely reminder for all businesses that your cyber security is really a prime concern for your shareholders - Telstra’s shares dropped 9 cents when this incident was announced. Full story here: Hackers Exposed Government Data in Breach of Telstra’s Pacnet

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