Tracking the telecoms industry since 1989, Stuart has been awarded Journalist Of The Year by the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (twice) and by the Service Providers Action Network. In 2010 he received the 'Kester' lifetime achievement award in the Consensus IT Writers Awards and was made a Lifetime Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia. He was born in the UK, came to Australia in 1980 and has been here ever since.
Google's announcement that its public DNS service now performs DNSSEC validation has been hailed as "a huge step forward for Internet security" by the Internet Society.
TPG is to offer its business and consumer customers "military grade" security of their data under a partnership with Cocoon Data Holdings, a company founded in Australia but now headquartered in the US. It has made an investment in Cocoon and has forged a technical partnership with Cocoon and its subsidiaries, Covata Australia and Covata USA.
Singapore-based cloud technology advisory firm, CloudFX, has opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne and is looking to recruit up to 15 staff by the end of 2013.