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Three key steps to improving security patching
Many IT departments only patch the top software applications such as Microsoft, Adobe and their browsers.
Flexera acquires multi-cloud management provider, RightScale
"We’re very excited about this acquisition, it’s transformational for Flexera and our customers."
Five monetisation methods to drive profit and growth
"The emerging web of IoT is set to shift company operations and create new prospects for growth."
Five ways CIOs need to change to survive in a software driven world
Software has become one of the most important assets for any enterprise, it has and will continue to revolutionise the way most organisations work.
Automated Microsoft updates not enough to protect businesses - report
Security professionals need to pay attention to desktop applications because most vulnerabilities found in these types of apps can be dangerous.
Fingerprinting: A new security for open source software
Some developers can be very casual about copying files, code snippets, images, binaries or entire modules without respecting open source licences.
Breaking down the ASD’s “top four” strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents
We take a deep dive into the absolute essential aspects of a robust security strategy, as outlined by the Australian government.
Back to basics: 4 common sense steps to avoid a software attack
Flexera's SVP for EMEA shares inside information into why businesses are more at risk than ever and what they can do to better protect themselves.
Profiting from IoT: How to effectively monetise software
Flexera outlines three crucial sales techniques for IoT software offerings that facilitate recurring revenues.
Flexera releases open source security and compliance platform
Software suppliers and buyers can identify high-risk code, prioritise accordingly and channel effort to projects.
KPMG Australia teams up with Flexera for Software Asset Management
SAM is no longer just about software license compliance.
The future of the Internet of Things in 2018
While many things will change in 2018, the rapid pace of technological advances will not.
Survey reveals cloud IT asset visibility crucial to cut costs
The general consensus is that IT executives remain extremely concerned about the visibility of applications deployed in the cloud.
Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’
“Once a case like this hits the news, it ignites the fire in the cybercrime community and hackers start poking around for new opportunities."
Flexera makes power play with BDNA acquisition
The company says the acquisition will make it the world's largest technology asset data platform.
Former channel manager takes on Flexera ANZ director role
Flexera Software has promoted its former APAC channel alliances manager, Hugh Darvall, to the role of director of sales for Australia and New Zealand.
Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits
Software audits have become even more complicated as businesses now need to track software in complex environments, like the cloud.
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.
Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop
While there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
Weekly AU security roundup: Hackers speak out, CyberArk, unpatched software and Yahoo’s CEO
SecurityBrief Australia revisits the biggest stories from the week that was.
The stats are in: Japanese PC users at risk of attack through old and unpatched software
The average private user has 63 programs on their PC from 21 different vendors. 7% of those are at the end of their life, meaning they're not patched.
Australia’s vulnerabilities unmasked as survey reveals top unpatched & old programs
The average private user has 77 programs on their PC and 7.1% of those are at the end of their life (EOL) and no longer patched by the vendor.
IoT drives the need for smart patching to avoid downtime
The art of patching is becoming increasingly critical with the rise of the IoT - is it possible to avoid downtime?
Software vulnerability management: How ‘intelligence’ helps reduce the attack surface
While CSOs probably don’t need to be reminded of the extensive damage that can be inflicted through vulnerabilities, the numbers speak for themselves.