Stories by Byron Connolly

Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority in IoT push

Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has an IT overhaul underway that is seeing the department create a new data exchange to analyse information from potentially thousands of IoT devices in the field.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Aug. 18 14:13

Cyber-attacks top reason for data breaches: report

Malicious or criminal cyber-attacks were responsible for 59 per cent of the 242 data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) between April and June.

Written by Byron Connolly31 July 18 10:00

Rob Fitzpatrick quits the AIIA

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) said on Thursday that its chief executive officer, Rob Fitzpatrick has resigned and will move to a new role at an early stage tech startup.

Written by Byron Connolly26 July 18 12:37

Jackson Chan leaves Garvan

Jackson Chan has lost his job as chief information officer at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, a role that he held since March last year.

Written by Byron Connolly26 July 18 11:23

Australian companies suck at data analytics

Australian organisations lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to extracting value from their data analytics efforts.

Written by Byron Connolly24 July 18 12:37

ACMA sets final rules for telcos installing NBN

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on Monday unveiled a final set of new rules requiring telecommunications service providers to help their customers move more easily to the NBN.

Written by Byron Connolly23 July 18 16:28

Australia's oldest computer moves to Melbourne's Scienceworks

Scienceworks has welcomed what it says is one of the most important pieces of Australian innovation, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Automatic Computer (CSIRAC), to its Think Ahead exhibition in Melbourne.

CSIRAC is considered one of the most significant objects in Museums Victoria's collection of 17 million items. It's half the size of a shipping container and about one millionth of the speed, computing power and volume of a smartphone. It was considered cutting-edge when it was built in 1949.

Originally engineered at CSIRO in Sydney, CSIRAC was moved to the University of Melbourne in 1955. After taking a year to reassemble, it was switched on in 1956.

Until the early 1960s, the computer's power was used by science and industry, and demand was so great that people often had to wait weeks to get access. It operated for 30,000 hours and tackled around 700 projects from playing electronic music and making weather forecasts to calculating mortgages and playing some of the first computer games.

Written by Byron Connolly23 July 18 12:01

Medical data more valuable to hackers than credit information

Healthcare data is now more valuable to cyber crooks than credit card or social security numbers and criminals will go the extra mile to obtain it, according to Singapore-based security consultant, Olli Jarva.

Written by Byron Connolly23 July 18 10:55

Finance selects Salsa Digital for next GovCMS

The Department of Finance has selected Victorian company Salsa Digital to operate GovCMS, the whole-of-government content management system.

Written by Byron Connolly20 July 18 11:34