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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

Cyber attacks, skills shortage top of mind for ISACA members

The danger of cyber attacks in 2015 is a top concern for members of global IT association ISACA with 61 per cent out of 121 Australian and New Zealand members expecting an attack on their organisation.

Written by Hamish Barwick27 Jan. 15 09:48

UPDATED: OAIC mulls Aussietravelcover investigation

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is deciding whether to investigate travel insurance company, Aussietravelcover (ATC) after reports that personal information including names, phone numbers, email addresses, travel dates and policy costs were hacked on 18 December, 2014.

Written by Hamish Barwick22 Jan. 15 09:26

NSW traffic management systems vulnerable, audit finds

A information security audit by NSW Auditor-General Grant Hehir tabled today found that traffic signal networks managed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) could have potentially been hijacked, leading to traffic disruptions.

Written by Hamish Barwick21 Jan. 15 11:18

A/NZ companies eye cloud for business growth: survey

About two thirds of Australian and New Zealand companies are interested in using public and private cloud services to aid cost effective business growth, according to the results of an IDG Connect/ EMC survey.

Written by Hamish Barwick20 Jan. 15 11:02

Allianz Australia embraces IT-as-a-service

Allianz Australia’s IT department has moved to a service-oriented model where IT provides for the needs of the business in a timely fashion.

Written by Hamish Barwick17 Dec. 14 11:41

Data centre monitoring proves a business winner

Data centre power consumption and cooling were generating extra costs for Brisbane-based wagering and lottery firm ,Tatts Group, until it rolled out data centre monitoring software.

Written by Hamish Barwick16 Dec. 14 08:00

Streaming music hits the right note

Video conferencing and streaming have often been positioned as a way of helping organisations reduce travel costs. But for the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), the technology is also providing an opportunity to bring a fresh generation of players and listeners into its fold.

Written by Hamish Barwick15 Dec. 14 13:41

Getting the right data centre connection

After its acquisition of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Infraserve in March 2014, the International Cloud Integrators & Telecommunications Alliance (iCITA) found itself in need of a new data centre provider.

Written by Hamish Barwick15 Dec. 14 11:55

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