Stories by Hamish Barwick


MacTel strikes leaseback arrangement for Intellicentre 2 data centre

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has entered a leaseback and sale agreement with data centre company Keppel for the land and shell of the Intellicentre 2 data centre for $43.3 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 May, 2015 12:46

Tags: macquarie telecom, ASX, Data Centre, sale

Biometrics funding to help deliver identity assurance, Dutton says

Immigration and Border Protection has been allocated $8.9 million in funding during 2015-16 to begin planning a high performance biometrics identity management system.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 May, 2015 12:19

Tags: biometrics, Immigration and Border Protection

Interpol pushes for more use of biometrics to ID terrorists

Interpol is calling for Asia Pacific authorities to make better usage of biometrics to identify members of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 May, 2015 15:20

Tags: asia pacific, interpol, biometrics, terrorism, Isis

Customs biometrics to be ramped up by 2020

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says that 90 per cent of air passengers will be screened using facial biometrics by 2020.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 May, 2015 13:27

Tags: smartgates, biometrics, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS)

Compliance with PCI DSS standards needs improvement: Dell

Compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) amongst Australian retailers needs to improve due to insecure practices according to Dell Software SecureWorks general manager Simon Ractliffe.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 May, 2015 14:41

Tags: Payment Card Industry, Dell, security, security risks, PCI DSS

ING Direct unveils Apple Watch app

ING Direct is the latest financial services firm to release an Apple Watch app.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 May, 2015 11:09

Tags: Apple, ING Direct, Apple watch

Technology One records half year revenue of $90m

Technology One (ASX: TNE) has reported a revenue of $90 million for the half year ended 31 March 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 May, 2015 10:10

Tags: technology one, financial results

DHS data centre consolidation almost completed

A new data centre has been opened in Fyshwick, Canberra which will be shared by federal government agencies including the Department of Human Services (DHS).

By Hamish Barwick | 25 May, 2015 16:35

Tags: data centre consolidation, Data Centre, Department of Human Services

CSIRO opens $6m metal 3D printing centre

CSIRO has unveiled a $6 million metal 3D printing centre in Victoria called Lab 22 which is designed to help Australian businesses use the technology without breaking the bank.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 May, 2015 10:37

Tags: CSIRO, 3D Printing Systems, 3d printing

Telstra, Racing Victoria sign 10-year partnership

Racing Victoria has teamed up with Telstra for a 10-year partnership which covers broadcast, media and data services.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 May, 2015 09:57

Tags: broadcasting, Racing Victoria, Telstra

Bigcommerce, PayPal team up for payments

Australian-founded ecommerce platform Bigcommerce now supports PayPal digital wallet online and mobile digital wallet payments in the US.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 May, 2015 14:10

Tags: Bigcommerce, paypal, ecommerce

Square opens Melbourne office

California based payment startup Square has opened an office in Melbourne.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 May, 2015 09:42

Tags: startups, Melbourne, Startup, Square

Telstra reveals Pacnet security breach

An SQL injection attack allowed third party access to Pacnet’s corporate IT network on 3 April, less than a fortnight before the company's sale to Telstra was finalised on 16 April, the telco revealed today.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 May, 2015 15:44

Tags: pacnet, sql injection, Telstra

USA, Australia top two targets for ransomware in Q1, 2015

The US and Australia were ranked first and second respectively for the highest number of ransomware detections in Q1 of 2015 according to a new report by Trend Micro.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 May, 2015 11:55

Tags: trend micro, ransomware, ransomware attacks

Gaming still number one target for DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continued to plague the gaming and software/technology industries during Q1 of 2015 as cyber criminals sought to disrupt services, according to a new report by Akamai.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 May, 2015 10:52

Tags: distributed denial of service (DDoS), Akami technology, gaming industry

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