The head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Nick Warner, has flagged cyber security and evolving information technology as a major area of national insecurity in the coming decade.
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Australia’s carbon tax is expected to have at most a moderate effect on employment within the country, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), predicts.
The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is to offer banking via Facebook by the end of this year, and has further announced that its Kaching mobile payment application is now available for Android-based mobile devices.
While the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been touted as a boon for education and healthcare, one of the biggest benefits to Australia could be in its ability to stimulate regional economic activity.
The NSW Government has handed downs its 2012-13 Budget, revealing relatively modest investment in information and communications technology (ICT) and a strong focus on infrastructure investment.
The Victorian Government is to overhaul the way it procures information technology and communications (ICT) products and services through working with ICT suppliers to ceate a new whole-of-government eServices Register.
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has again moved to reassure shareholders that its investment in its Next Generation Banking IT platform (NGP) is paying off.
SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.
The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is moving to address weaknesses in its ability to meet financial management requirements through the adoption of a budget management and forecasting software suite.
ICT investment under the Victorian government’s 2012-13 budget will concentrate on boosting the state’s manufacturing industry, funding the Myki e-ticketing system, e-health initiatives and upgrades to emergency service systems.
The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.
Computer games are likely to be subject to stricter classification standards than those applied to film once the new R18+ classification system is introduced in Australia in January 2013, the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has heard.
Australian consumers are facing unnecessary cyber security risks thanks to the ongoing lack of mandatory data breach notification laws, the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety has heard.
Anonymous appears to be currently carrying what is one of its largest DDoS attacks in what it claims is a response to the proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy measures in the US and recent charges laid against the backers of file sharing site MegaUpload.
Australia has been ranked third behind the UK and US and ahead of 17 other G-20 nations for its ability to withstand cyber attacks and to deploy the digital infrastructure needed for a productive and secure economy.
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