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Not-for-profit groups need to take NBN lead: Huawei Report

By Hamish Barwick | 18 November, 2011 09:42

A digital action plan to get every Australian using high-speed broadband by 2020 which involves the co-operation of the not-for-profit, private and government sectors has been proposed in a new report released by Huawei.

Beware of staff fraud: KPMG Forensic

By Hamish Barwick | 17 November, 2011 14:19

Some Australian companies overlook internal security and rogue employees are getting away with millions of dollars, according to KPMG Forensic Australia associate director, Stan Gallo.

Australian websites caught up in DNS Changer case

By Hamish Barwick | 16 November, 2011 13:20

Thousands of computers in Australia may have been affected by the largest botnet, dubbed domain name system (DNS) Changer, according to evidence from Trend Micro.

Apple, Google need to improve smartphone security: Blue Coat

By Hamish Barwick | 16 November, 2011 09:45

The practice of “security by obscurity” on the Apple’s iOS needs to improve as smartphone adoption increases, according to Blue Coat US vice president of Cloud services, Anthony James.

Think about future threats, not present vulnerabilities: Eddie Schwartz

By Hamish Barwick | 15 November, 2011 15:15

Security threats are changing so fast that drawing up vulnerability reports is a "worthless endeavour", according to RSA US chief information security officer, Eddie Schwartz.

Lack of resources affecting critical infrastructure security: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 14 November, 2011 11:44

Australia has experienced a declining participation in government-lead critical infrastructure protection (CIP) programs this year due to fewer resources, according to a new survey from Symantec.

NBN rollout continues in SA, NT with construction contracts

By Hamish Barwick | 14 November, 2011 09:06

A $141 million deal between NBN Co and joint venture company, Syntheo, to build the National Broadband Network (NBN) in South Australia and the Northern Territory has been signed.

More Aussie retailers need mobile websites: Google

By Hamish Barwick | 11 November, 2011 15:37

The Australian retail industry is missing a golden opportunity to attract customers by not having a mobile website, according to data from Google Retail.

Security needs to become easier for users: Novartis CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 11 November, 2011 12:56

The IT industry must take measures to make security easier and faster for employees who are not computer savvy says Novartis Australia chief information officer, Ruth Marshall.

Security industry has created its own problems: Cisco CSO

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2011 16:20

Information security professionals have a number of lessons to learn from the past if they are going to beat the hackers in the future according to Cisco’s US chief security officer, John Stewart.

AISA survey leads to Cyber White Paper submission

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2011 11:26

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) has drafted a formal submission to the Australian government’s Cyber White Paper which is due to be launched in 2012.

Regulation proves security headache for CBA’s CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 09 November, 2011 17:06

A new approach to information security is needed by both the financial services and security industries to allow banks to better protect their customers' assets, says Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) chief information officer, Michael Harte.

Global cyber war treaties urgently needed: Bruce Schneier

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 16:59

Rules of engagement between different countries should be established before a major Web-based attack takes place according to BT Group’s US chief security technology officer, Bruce Schneier.

Australians would speak out against a company data breach: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 11:15

Legal action, exposure and closing accounts are some of the responses Australians would take if their data was compromised by a company, according to a global survey conducted by Unisys.

Telstra aims Cloud portal at SMB market

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 10:04

Telecommunications company, Telstra (ASX: TLS), has unveiled the next stage in its $800 million Cloud computing strategy, a services portal aimed at the small and medium business (SMB) market.

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