Bring Your Own Device (Android) and Social Media (to trawl and impersonate identities for ID theft and to spread malware by URL links) are key threats facing a more complex, diverse and mobile computing environment.
Mandatory breach legislation has been delayed until after the election but companies should prepare processes today – http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-resources/privacy-guides/data-breach-notification-a-guide-to-handling-personal-information-security-breaches
Nomium and Sophos announced a partnership designed to secure Domain Name Services (DNS) by adding Sophos threat detection to the DNS so that phished URLs can be detected and blocked. This simple deployment offers a step check which involves a common query to access a website or content.
Further research into the global supply chain, from components to device manufacturers may be a next step to addressing these threats as built vulnerabilities.
AusCert is working with AARNet to develop new services to help the research and educational sector better prepare for the future, for more details please contact James Sankar at AARNet (firstname.lastname@example.org).