Category: Security News

Security 2013 Exhibition & Conference

The 28th Annual Security Exhibition & Conference commences this week in Sydney and will run from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th July. Featuring conference speakers from around the world and over 150 leading suppliers, this is a must attend event. – Read more  

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Former CIA and NSA head says Huawei spies for China

By Phil Muncaster, 19th July 2013 Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the NSA, has openly accused Chinese networking giant Huawei of spying for China in a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China over state-sponsored hacking. Retired four star general Hayden told the Australian Financial Review that […]

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Viber database

The Syrian Electronic Army sent out a warning over Twitter earlier Tuesday that said, “If you have ‘Viber’ app installed we advise you to delete it.” The hacking group was claiming responsibility for both breaching Viber’s database and defacing its Web site, according to The Hacker News. Right after the breach, Viber’s support page on its Web […]

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New Federal Privacy Laws

In recent weeks, we have been getting a lot of questions from our clients about impacts of the new privacy laws, so we thought we would share it with you all. Essentially, last November the Privacy Amendment Bill was passed, which comes into effect in March 2014. The impact of the bill being passed is […]

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Chemical Security Awareness Initiative

The Australian Government has recently launched an initiative to raise awareness of chemicals of security concern, targeted towards the general public and first responders. The initiative is designed to provide information that will help build greater awareness of chemical security and increase the likelihood that members of the community will identify and report suspicious behaviour […]

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PAKISTAN: Backgrounder on Khyber Agency militancy

The Khyber Agency in Pakistan has emerged in recent times as a centre of sectarian conflict – partially as a result of the spillover of deep-rooted differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the nearby Kurram Agency and partially as a reaction to efforts by hardline Sunni groups to establish their writ in the area.

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Pakistan to launch new anti-Taliban operation

Pakistan has decided to launch military offensive in North Waziristan Agency tribal area, the stronghold of the militants, adjacent to border with Afghanistan, a leading newspaper reported on Monday.

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Activists: Syrian Crackdown Kills 14 Civilians

Syrian rights activists say a military crackdown on opposition protesters in central Syria has killed at least 14 civilians since Sunday.

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Violence On Three Fronts In Yemen After Government Crackdown

Violence has been reported on three fronts in Yemen today, with government troops firing on demonstrators in the southern city of Taiz, militants battling government troops in the restive province of Abyan, and clashes reported in the northern part of the capital, Sanaa.

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South Africa’s Zuma in Libya to Try to Broker Cease-Fire

South African President Jacob Zuma is in Libya to try to broker a cease-fire between the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels fighting to oust him.

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