The Business Case for Managed Security

The cyber security risk All organisations, whether public or private, are compelled to consider risk and whether an issue or event, foreseen or unforeseen may negatively impact on their operational condition or even their very existence.  It is generally considered that there are five principal types of risk (strategic, compliance, operational, financial, and reputational) with…

IPSec advice on WannaCry ransomware outbreak

By now you are likely aware of the recent ransomware outbreak, known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. IPSec would like to provide the following information and advice: Headline Comments:   Primarily impacts unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008). Microsoft has released an emergency patch (KB4012598) for all impacted versions of Windows. Microsoft…

Ghost in the Library

In the near future you may hear about a new, serious vulnerability called “Ghost” (CVE-2015-0235). This vulnerability exploits a bug in the open source GLIBC library which was introduced in 2000, identified in March 2013 but was not believed to present an opportunity for exploitation; recent investigations by security researchers have determined that this bug…

Privacy Act reforms create confusion for IT providers

IPSec has recently been quoted commenting on the impending changes to the Australian Privacy Act.  To read more please visit Darren Pauli’s article at CRN.