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  • NSW traffic management systems vulnerable, audit finds

    A information security audit by NSW Auditor-General Grant Hehir tabled today found that traffic signal networks managed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) could have potentially been hijacked, leading to traffic disruptions.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 Jan. 15 11:18
  • Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems

    Atlanta -- Sophisticated attacks like Stuxnet aren't necessary to compromise industrial control systems for dams, power plants, chemical plants and the like. Rather, simple phishing attacks followed up by using tools that are easily available through Metasploit will do the trick, security pros were told at a conference in Atlanta this week.

    Written by Tim Greene02 Oct. 14 04:18
  • Customs to deploy new Border Clearance System

    Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) will roll out a new Border Clearance System with control room capabilities that support an increasing number of biometric eGates.

    Written by Byron Connolly26 June 14 11:07
  • Water, mining industries driving increased SCADA demand in A/NZ

    Analyst firm Frost and Sullivan estimates that revenue from SCADA systems and services will reach annual revenues of US$215 million in Australia and New Zealand by 2018, a $65 million increase from 2012 driven by increasing demands from resources industries such as water and mining.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Oct. 13 15:53
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  • Managing relationships with vendors - Part 2

    According to Dr Tim O’Neill, co-founder and director of business intelligence specialists Avolution, probably the biggest mistake an organisation can make when dealing with suppliers is to outsource the systems architecture. “This is why there’s so many untold billions of dollars-worth of failed IT projects out there,” he says. “Outsourcing the architecture function is fraught with danger.” In order for projects to be successful organisations need to maintain a healthy degree of cynicism and effectively force vendors to earn trust.

    Written by David Binning05 May 11 13:07
  • Smart grids set to revolutionise energy companies - Part 2

    Smart meters have a way to go. The recent 2010 Australian Smart Grid Study, a survey of 13 Australian utilities by sector consultancy Logica, showed an average self-reported maturity rating of just 2.14 on a scale of 1 to 5, and communications networks to support them rated 2.80.

    Written by David Braue03 May 11 10:29
  • Smart grids set to revolutionise energy companies - Part 1

    Like any entrepreneur, Andrew Dyer is excited about the possibilities for his clean-energy venture, BrightSource Energy. The company, of which he is a director, is this year partnering with energy giant Chevron to cover 1000 acres of the US desert with 4000 mirrors that reflect sunlight onto three boilers mounted atop each of three 100 metre towers.

    Written by David Braue02 May 11 11:28
  • Information security in 2011

    C-level executives are more aware than ever about threats to information security.

    Written by James Hutchinson19 Jan. 11 10:36
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