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Stories by Hamish Barwick


eBay hack: What you need to do now

By Hamish Barwick | 22 May, 2014 14:45

Online marketplace eBay has stated that cyber criminals compromised a "small number of employee log-in credentials" in the United States between late February and early March 2014 to gain access to its database.

NSW Electoral Commission CIO says iVote system will ensure counting accuracy

By Hamish Barwick | 20 May, 2014 10:52

E-voting will offer voters in NSW “greater electoral integrity” over paper as the iVote system is more accurate, said NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) CIO Ian Brightwell.

Supporting start-ups through CRM

By Hamish Barwick | 16 May, 2014 14:02

A growing number of field workers, coupled with expansion into Western Australia and Queensland, was making customer information management a big challenge for not-for-profit organisation, Many Rivers.

Budget 2014 - Federal agency mergers could create cyber security gaps

By Hamish Barwick | 14 May, 2014 15:38

Up to 36 Australian federal government agencies will be merged or scrapped as a result of the federal budget, meaning the remaining IT departments may not be across shared services and cyber security, according to Dell Software Australia managing director Ian Hodge.

Getting the cyber security analytics mix right

By Hamish Barwick | 12 May, 2014 16:55

Organisations who want to make use of cyber security analytics should build up a team of data scientists to complement their information security team, according to PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Australia partner Michael Cerny.

Telstra CISO responds to customer data privacy concerns

By Hamish Barwick | 12 May, 2014 15:07

Telstra CISO Mike Burgess says the telco has taken steps to tighten up security controls following three data breach investigations launched by Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim since 2010.

NAB posts 1H profit of $2.86 billion, provides NextGen update

By Hamish Barwick | 08 May, 2014 16:14

National Australia Bank (NAB) has recorded a 1H 2014 profit of $2.86 million for 2014, an increase of $390 million on the same time last year.

Making the transition from IT corporate manager to CIO: Ellis Brover

By Hamish Barwick | 07 May, 2014 09:00

Spending 11 years at Toyota Australia in a variety of roles meant Ellis Brover was “in a fortunate position” when the role of CIO came up in late 2013.

How to present cyber security issues to the board

By Hamish Barwick | 06 May, 2014 11:34

CIOs and CSOs who need to present security issues to their board need to “leave acronyms at the door”, use PowerPoint presentations and tell stories, according to GPT Group CIO Greg Baster.

Westpac Australia to launch cardless ATM service

By Hamish Barwick | 02 May, 2014 10:12

Westpac Australia has announced plans to launch its own cardless ATM service in July 2014 following CBA’s launch earlier this week.

Multicard breached Privacy Act with Maritime ID card data leak : Commissioner

By Hamish Barwick | 01 May, 2014 15:10

Global ID card supplier Multicard’s decision to store the personal information of 9000 Australian Maritime Security Identify Card applicants on a publicly accessible Web server was a breach of the Privacy Act, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said today.

CIOs still want to keep IT in-house

By Hamish Barwick | 30 April, 2014 14:51

Some Australian CIOs are more comfortable with keeping IT services in-house rather than using third-party cloud providers, according to an Ovum survey.

Westpac Australia confirms two new IT appointments

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2014 16:02

Westpac Australia has confirmed that former Goldman Sachs technology infrastructure managing director David Simpson is due to join the bank as its global chief of infrastructure on 5 May 2014.

Centrelink experiences online system outage

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2014 10:23

The Department of Human Services (DHS), which runs Centrelink, has confirmed there was an outage on Monday that affected Centrelink and Child Support online services.

Tenix Solutions avoids paper pileup following print services deal

By Hamish Barwick | 22 April, 2014 14:52

A paper pileup was occurring at Victorian government services provider Tenix Solutions until it introduced a secure printing service in December 2013.