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Identity theft, e-fraud top Australian security concerns: Unisys

By Hamish Barwick | 05 May, 2011 08:29

Financial fraud, identity theft and environmental disasters lean more heavily on Australians’ minds than national security threats, according to a Unisys report.

VHA looks to NBN trials for network improvements

By Hamish Barwick | 04 May, 2011 12:30

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has announced plans to join mainland trials of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Armidale, NSW to improve the performance of the network.

Treat cyber crime as an act of war: IT lecturer

By Hamish Barwick | 02 May, 2011 08:55

A war is raging right now in cyberspace and Australians need to arm themselves accordingly against online criminals, according to one expert.

Email viruses creep up as spam falls in April

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2011 08:48

Malicious emails took the lead from spam as the biggest cyber threat in Australia during April as targeted attacks continued to rise.

Check your Cloud SLAs: Longhaus

By Hamish Barwick | 28 April, 2011 07:49

Local chief information officers and IT managers would be wise to take a closer look at their service-level agreements with Cloud providers following the Amazon EC2 service outage in eastern United States over the weekend.

Amazon Cloud outage bad for business

By Hamish Barwick | 27 April, 2011 12:29

Outages to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offerings over the weekend have received plenty of global coverage, but they left at least one Australian business frustrated.

Life in the IT fast lane: A chat with AT&T Williams' IT manager

By Hamish Barwick | 21 April, 2011 12:53

When you're IT manager of a Formula 1 racing team, getting time to watch all the races is something of a luxury. Forget about travelling around the world with the pit crew to exotic locations, too.

Cloud, social media top Information Security Forum concern list

By Hamish Barwick | 21 April, 2011 12:52

An open approach to Cloud computing and social media may be preferred by users, but it is proving to be a nightmare for companies who take a locked down approach to security.

Lax attitude to PCI, security costing businesses: Investigator

By Hamish Barwick | 21 April, 2011 08:41

Merchants who view security and payment card industry (PCI) compliance as an extra cost will be rueing the decision when hackers hoping to swipe credit card data strike, believes one industry specialist.

Spammers still mining Japan, NZ earthquake appeals: Symantec

By Hamish Barwick | 19 April, 2011 13:00

The charitable nature of Australians has been under threat, as spammers continue to hijack Japan and New Zealand disaster relief funds.

Monash University CIO to review Web hosting

By Hamish Barwick | 18 April, 2011 17:15

Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, has flagged a possible review of its Web hosting arrangements following a recent hack which replaced its website's home page with an image of the Iranian flag.

Internal security top of mind for AusCERT

By Hamish Barwick | 18 April, 2011 12:52

When a delegate list includes people from the US Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), AusCERT 2011 organisers know all too well that their security may be tested.

MasterCard takes on Rugby World Cup scammers

By Hamish Barwick | 18 April, 2011 09:01

International credit card provider MasterCard has claimed it has sufficient card security measures in place at stadiums around the country, allaying the potential concerns of Rugby Union fans travelling to New Zealand for the sport’s world cup in September.

NAB reports some customer account balances not updating

By Hamish Barwick | 15 April, 2011 11:01

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has reported that some customer account balances were not up to date this morning.

Open use of Twitter, Facebook a concern: WatchGuard

By Hamish Barwick | 15 April, 2011 08:53

Internet security provider, WatchGuard, has been alarmed by survey results that revealed some Australian IT professions do not consider social media to be a potential risk.

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