The website and email systems of Canada's Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, part of the country's National Defence department, have been taken offline following what has been said to be a ransomware attack, a report says.

The Australian Government's Drupal-based content management system GovCMS, built by Boston-based open source firm Acquia, has been able to withstand the increase in traffic that has been thrown at it during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance claims.

Web-application shielding service RedShield says Australian businesses and organisations should heed advice from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and take immediate action to mitigate risk on Internet-facing infrastructure, despite ‘ignoring’ the warning.

The head of a local cloud company says he is delighted that NSW and wider governments are beginning to recognise the importance of local technology companies, not only for improving the range of services available to support Australians, but also because of the added value that could be secured from tax-paying, job-creating local companies who underpin current and future sovereign resilience.

Global analytics software company, SAS, has announced the release of four new services and updates to SAS Customer Intelligence 360, all aimed squarely at helping Marketing leaders react nimbly to changing consumer behaviour.

Former Washington Post writer Brian Krebs has opened himself up to criticism about his stance on ransomware by slamming the website Bleeping Computer and security firm Cyble for providing what he deems to be "public relations help" to ransomware gangs.

Thursday, 09 July 2020 12:22

Microsoft tweaks Teams

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Reflecting continuing interest in remote collaboration, Microsoft has previewed new features for its Microsoft Teams virtual collaboration product.

An Australian government has finally handed a whole-of-government cloud deal to a local company, with Canberra-based Vault signing a five-year deal with the NSW Government on Tuesday.

Global payments firm Visa has launched click to pay in Australia, what it describes as "a simpler and more secure online checkout experience".

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