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Dear All,
Please find below details of our latest updates to Hivint’s “Security Colony” portal ( If you have any suggestions for these updates, please feel free to email us at

Reminder Discounted Annual Subscription
Rate for Colony to End Shortly

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Just a quick reminder that, as per our last update, the discounted annual subscription rate of $1,970 for access to our Australian first cyber security collaboration platform - the Security Colony - will only be offered until the end of March.

Get in now to save $1,000 off our normal rate of $2,970 and have a year of access to an incredible and growing range of high quality cyber security resources spanning guides, processes, standards, high level architectures and research.

Click here to subscribe now! Or email us with any questions.
Resource Library Updates
There have been some significant updates to the Security Colony since our last email.
Resource Name Description Link to Access
Patch and Vulnerability
Management Standard

(available to paid
We have updated and revised our previous Patch Management Standard on the Security Colony to incorporate an improved layout and content. The standard details the requirements for managing patches and vulnerabilities throughout the organisation’s environment.
Paid Subscribers Click here to download
Many organisations interested in aligning their internal information security management systems with the ISO 27001:2013 standard are often unsure as to the specific evidence they need to have on hand in order to demonstrate to an auditor that they are compliant with each of the requirements in the standard. This spreadsheet a screenshot of which is provided below provides guidance on different types of evidence that may be useful to demonstrate compliance with each
requirement. Organisations can also document what evidence they do actually have against each requirement in the spreadsheet to speed up the audit process.

The breach monitor results page

Ask Hivit

Since our last update, we have had a question asked about data sovereignty requirements that apply to superannuation data and whether this precludes the transfer of such data overseas.

Click here for the question and our response (which applies not only to superannuation data, but potentially other types of financial

If you have a security question you would like an opinion on, please post it to the forum (either the public forum; or if you are a paid subscriber, to your private forum if you prefer) and we will answer it for you.

As always, we welcome feedback and are continuing to develop and add to the site.

Yours in security,

Nick & Craig
Chief Apiarists

Level 1, 195 Little Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 733 940
Level 3, 50 Carrington Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ground Floor, 45 St Georges Terrace,
Perth WA 6000

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