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AustCyber: Time to 'harmonise' bamboozling government cyber advice

The Australian government should adopt an adapted version of the US Government’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework as its guidance for businesses, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Centre (AustCyber) has advised in a policy paper published today.

Written by George Nott18 July 18 15:46

Optus names social entrepreneur accelerator finalists

​An app that provides a “life coach in your pocket” and a virtual reality simulator that gives users an immersive experience of being harassed are among the solutions of seven social entrepreneurs named as finalists in Optus’ Future Makers tech ​accelerator program​.

Written by George Nott11 July 18 16:20

Quantum tech start-up Q-Ctrl secures major VC backing

​Q-Ctrl, Australia’s “first quantum tech start-up”, has secured the backing of three major global venture capital funds to complete its seed round initiated last year.

Written by George Nott10 July 18 15:43

Ursula Phillips joins The Real Pet Food Company

Former PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand technology boss, Ursula Phillips, will join The Real Pet Food Company in August as its Sydney-based chief information officer.

Written by Byron Connolly09 July 18 15:05

CIO downs tools at Bunnings

​Bunnings Group is seeking a chief information officer following the departure of Tamour Azam.

Written by George Nott03 July 18 11:34

Matt Toohey new ME tech chief

Former Bankwest exec Matt Toohey is the new chief information officer at ME. Toohey replaces Craig Ralston, ME’s group executive of customer banking, who had been acting CIO since Mark Gay’s departure last November.

Written by Byron Connolly03 July 18 10:41

Wanted: A CIO to save the environment

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) – a donation-funded community organisation with more than half a million members – is seeking its inaugural chief information officer.

Written by George Nott02 July 18 12:25

PepsiCo CIO Ursula Phillips departs

​PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand chief information officer Ursula Phillips is departing the company next month.

Written by George Nott29 June 18 06:30

Paul Keen moves to Qantas

Former Airtasker CTO Paul Keen is the new head of software engineering at Qantas. Keen, who left the gig economy player last month, is reporting to Qantas chief technology, Rob James who joined the airline last May.

Written by Byron Connolly26 June 18 13:50

IT worker turnover on rise in Australia report CIOs

​The voluntary employee turnover among permanent IT workers has increased in the last three years, say Australian chief information officers responding to a Robert Half commissioned survey.

Written by George Nott25 June 18 13:01