Stories by Rohan Pearce


Telstra eyes 5G ‘smart cities’ play

Telstra’s network engineering chief says that the company is preparing to test the potential of 5G to enable smart cities, as the telco continues its program of rolling out support for the new standard across its existing mobile base stations.

Written by Rohan Pearce19 Sept. 18 23:54

Dutton is Morrison’s cyber man

The government no long has a dedicated cyber security minister, with responsibility for information security policy being the domain of the minister of home affairs.

Written by Rohan Pearce27 Aug. 18 09:17

Huawei, ZTE banned from Australian 5G rollouts

Huawei says the government has informed the company that it, along with fellow Chinese telecommunications equipment provider ZTE, has been banned from providing 5G technology to Australia's telcos.

Written by Rohan Pearce23 Aug. 18 10:35

Horizon Power IT manager accused of corruption

Horizon Power technology manager Paul Thomas corruptly exploited his position to have the utility pay Trusted Solutions IT, a company he owned, a report from Western Australia’s Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) has alleged.

Written by Rohan Pearce20 Aug. 18 13:57

Westpac CIO Dave Curran to leave bank

Westpac’s group chief information officer, Dave Curran, will leave the bank at the end of January next year.

Written by Rohan Pearce16 Aug. 18 10:12

Jail term for former Nuix chair

Anthony Castagna, the former executive chairperson of Australian security software firm Nuix, has been sentenced to seven years’ prison over a tax evasion and money laundering scheme.

Written by Rohan Pearce10 Aug. 18 16:40

Former SA govt CIO pleads guilty to fraud

The former chief information officer of South Australia’s Department of Premier and Cabinet has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

Written by Rohan Pearce10 Aug. 18 11:22

‘Bond-i’: World Bank chooses CBA for blockchain bond

The World Bank has chosen the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to be the sole arranger of the first bond globally “to be created, allocated, transferred and managed using blockchain technology.”

Written by Rohan Pearce10 Aug. 18 11:05

WA government hopes to address state’s history of cyber woe

Western Australia’s Office of the Government Chief Information Officer will officially cease operations at the end of June. The OGCIO is being transformed into the Office of Digital Government, which will be a discrete business unit sitting within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Written by Rohan Pearce19 June 18 13:13

PageUp details possible data breach

Australian software as a service provider PageUp has released details of a possible data breach that took place late last month.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 18 12:47