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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.

Thursday, 21 July 2016 02:16

Is security training worthwhile?

Spending time and energy training people to avoid phishing attacks doesn't pay off, according to BlackBerry chief security officer David Kleidermacher.

BlackBerry is offering its customers a free, 100-point check to see whether their mobile security stance aligns with best practices.

A live hack at the BlackBerry Security Summit provided a graphic demonstration of the perils of allowing unvetted connected devices onto your network.

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