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Cyber criminals taking advantage of unpatched code: report

Unpatched code proved to be a happy hunting ground for cyber criminals during 2014, according to a new report by HP.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 February, 2015 12:02

Tags: HP, patching, servers, patch security

Websense gets new A/NZ country manager

Websense confirmed this week that former Australian and New Zealand country manager, Gerry Tucker, has left the security firm for a new role at NICE Systems.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 14:19

Tags: appointment, websense, cyber security

NEXTDC achieves EBITDA of $3m

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has recorded its first positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 11:14

Tags: Craig Scroggie, data centres, NEXTDC Limited, Data Centre

Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 09:45

Tags: sim cards, National Security Agency, Gemalto, Vodafone, optus, GCHQ hack, Telstra

Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 February, 2015 16:34

Tags: David Thodey, Gemalto, Scott Ludlam, Telstra

Australian Privacy Commissioner investigating SIM card hack

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating reports about SIM card encryption keys – including those of SIM cards used in Australia – having been allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 February, 2015 13:12

Tags: National Security Agency, Gemalto, nsa, Vodafone, privacy commissioner, optus, Telstra, GCHQ

Melbourne IT to acquire UberGlobal Group

Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) is set to acquire Canberra-based cloud services provider, UberGlobal Group for $15.5 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 February, 2015 10:32

Tags: UberGlobal, Melbourne IT, Mergers and acquisitions

NEXTDC hooks customers up to Azure cloud

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) customers will be able to connect to Microsoft's Azure cloud from NEXTDC data centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth during the second quarter of 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2015 09:53

Tags: hybrid cloud, Azure cloud, azure, Microsoft, NEXTDC Limited, data centres, cloud computing, Data Centre

Data#3 lifts revenue to $406.4M

System integrator Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has recorded revenues of $406.4 million to 31 December last year, up from $399 million in the previous half due to a lift in IT services and product sales.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2015 12:09

Tags: revenue growth, Data#3

M2 Group reports increased revenue of $546.2m

M2 Group (ASX: MTU) has reported a revenue of $546.2 million for the six months lead up to the end of December, up 8 per cent on the same period in 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2015 10:21

Tags: M2 group, NBN

Vocus Communications to expand capacity on Southern Cross Cable Network

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is set to purchase additional capacity on the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) for US$58.5 million (A$78.7 million).

By Hamish Barwick | 19 February, 2015 15:01

Tags: Southern Cross Cable Network, capacity, Vocus Communications

Security, local presence important when choosing a cloud provider: survey

Cyber security, product knowledge and having data hosted within an Australian data centre were cited as critical factors when selecting a cloud services provider, according to the results of a new survey.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 February, 2015 11:03

Tags: Brennan IT, cloud providers, data centres, cloud computing

MyNetFone profit rises 31 per cent due to organic growth

Organic growth in the small business and wholesale managed service segments has led to a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $3.1 million for MyNetFone (ASX: MNF) in the six months to 31 December, 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 February, 2015 14:11

Tags: revenue growth, mynetfone, telecommunications services

ASG Group lifts revenue, earnings

ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) has posted a slight revenue increase of $80.1 million for the first half of financial year 2015, up from $79 million during the same period in 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2015 09:50

Tags: revenue growth, ASG Group, Vocus Communications

Digital Realty Trust works towards NABERS certification

Digital Realty Trust is working to get its Sydney and Melbourne data centres certified to meet the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for data centres rating.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 February, 2015 10:30

Tags: NABERS, data centres, green IT, Data Centre, Digital Realty Trust

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