Stories by Hamish Barwick


How LinkedIn uses data to drive sales

Sales representatives at LinkedIn are using data from the professional social media website to help customers with hiring and marketing.

Written by Hamish Barwick06 March 15 12:18

Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.

Written by Hamish Barwick04 March 15 13:00

How Amaysim used analytics to engage management

Mobile provider Amaysim needed to develop a business intelligence (BI) strategy but didn’t want to subject its management team to static PowerPoint presentations about BI.

Written by Hamish Barwick03 March 15 13:13

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick26 Feb. 15 09:45

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 15 16:34

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 15 13:12

Hey big spender, watch out for malvertising

Global Internet advertising revenues will approach US$200 billion by the year 2018, making it a lucrative business but also attractive to cyber criminals, according to Cisco.

Written by Hamish Barwick24 Feb. 15 11:32

Mortgage Choice embarks on CRM consolidation

Residential mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice, is in the middle of a Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) rollout which will replace three separate CRM systems.

Written by Hamish Barwick17 Feb. 15 12:28

NeCTAR Research Cloud gets $1.5m capacity boost

The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Research Cloud has extra capacity for big data sets following $1.5 million of investment by high performance computing partner Intersect Australia.

Written by Hamish Barwick16 Feb. 15 15:19

OAIC to launch privacy management framework in May

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be rolling out a privacy management framework in May this year to help organisations develop or review their privacy program.

Written by Hamish Barwick12 Feb. 15 10:38

Blue Coat creates A/NZ CISO role

Blue Coat has hired former National Australia Bank (NAB) enterprise IT and security risk manager, Damien Manuel, as its Australia and New Zealand CISO. The role is a newly created one.

Written by Hamish Barwick10 Feb. 15 14:02

CSIRO to pilot online privacy tool

CSIRO will be trialing an online privacy tool in March 2015 as part of a simulation exercise to evaluate the use of the technologies.

Written by Hamish Barwick28 Jan. 15 16:01

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