Stories by Hamish Barwick


Optus to review information security after privacy snafu

Optus has submitted an enforceable undertaking to Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim which commits it to an independent review of its information security systems.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 March, 2015 11:41

Tags: Timothy Pilgrim, optus, privacy

Audit unearths Tasmanian government security gaps

An investigation by Tasmanian Auditor General Mike Blake has found that five state government departments have failed to implement information security mitigation strategies recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

By Hamish Barwick | 27 March, 2015 10:12

Tags: Australian Signals Directorate, Tasmanian Auditor General, cyber security

More government sites should be API-enabled, says open data advocate

More Australian government departments and agencies should make APIs available so that people can discover information faster, according to open government advocate Pia Waugh.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2015 14:07

Tags: AIIA,, APIs, API

In brief: Webroot appoints new APAC managing director

Security vendor Webroot has appointed Robbie Upcroft as its Asia Pacific managing director. He replaced Crispin Kerr who has left the company.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2015 11:49

Tags: Webroot, appointment

Turnbull embraces the Internet of Things

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the Internet of Things (IoT), spruiking the potential of the technology to deliver huge efficiencies for cities and generate revenue.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2015 10:33

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, Internet of Things

In brief: Intel Security hires new APAC president

Intel Security senior vice president of worldwide channel operations Gavin Struthers has been promoted to Asia Pacific president.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 March, 2015 12:24

Tags: mcafee, Intel security, appointment

Oracle to hire 1000 sales staff in APAC

Oracle has unveiled plans to hire 1000 new sales staff in Asia Pacific to sell its cloud offerings including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

By Hamish Barwick | 25 March, 2015 10:44

Tags: recruitment, cloud computing, Oracle

Applications open for KPMG tech startup accelerator

Tech startups who want to connect with the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector are being encouraged to apply for KPMG Australia’s program, Energise.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 March, 2015 15:30

Tags: startups, KPMG Australia, Startup

Suncorp Bank apologises for credit card rewards platform disruption

Suncorp Bank is working to get its credit card rewards platform back online following maintenance to its credit card system.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 March, 2015 14:45

Tags: credit cards, Suncorp Bank, online banking

NSW iVote security flaw may have affected thousands of votes: Researchers

Thousands of NSW state election votes submitted to iVote may have been affected by a server vulnerability according to two security researchers who discovered the issue.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 March, 2015 10:39

Tags: FREAK vulnerability, NSW election, ivote, NSW State Government, security risks

ASIC issues IT security health check for businesses

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has put out a report aimed at helping Australian businesses improve cyber resilience.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 March, 2015 15:41

Tags: cyber resilience, ASIC, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), cyber security

Alastair MacGibbon appointed Children's e-Safety Commissioner

Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, Alastair MacGibbon, has been announced as the federal government’s first Children's e-Safety Commissioner.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 March, 2015 14:14

Tags: e-safety, e-Safety Commissioner, cyber bullies, Alastair MacGibbon, cyber bullying

Qantas gets on the Apple Watch

Qantas has unveiled a free app for the Apple Watch ahead of its launch in Australia on April 24.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2015 15:34

Tags: Qantas, Qantas Airways Ltd, Apple watch

Skyhigh Networks enters Equinix Sydney data centre

Cloud security firm Skyhigh Networks has taken space in the Equinix Sydney data centre SY1 and opened a regional office in the city.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2015 14:01

Tags: Sydney, data centres, Skyhigh Networks, equinix, Data Centre

SAP delivers data insights for Cricket World Cup 2015

Keeping track of financial information – including the all-important ticket sales- led the Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited organising committee to explore applications that could host data in one place.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2015 12:13

Tags: data analytics, cricket, sap business one, Cricket World Cup 2015, Cricket Australia

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