AustCyber’s Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has been jointly launched by the Federal Minister for industry science and technology Karen Andrews and the ACT Minister for Advanced Technology and Space Industries, Mick Gentleman.

The global Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has formed a new Technology Policy Council designed to coordinate the agenda for its policy activities around the globe.

Sunday, 22 September 2019 16:23

Workday and the evolution of ERP

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ERP has come a long way since it was flavour of the decade in the 1990s. Enterprise Resource Planning was the name given to software suites that handled an organisation’s core activities – finance, manufacturing, distribution, etc.

In a role reversal, the organiser of the 30th Anniversary of the Internet Gala Dinner on October 31, Peter Coroneos, interviews Alex Zaharov-Reutt about some of his memories of the Net over the past 30+ years, with both also looking at the Internet's future.

Vietnam’s largest mobile network operator Viettel and Nokia have broadcast the first end-to-end 5G network in Ho Chi Minh City which they say positions Vietnam head to head with other countries in the region looking for an early commercial 5G rollout.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has allocated $460,500 in funding to the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) to investigate opportunities for using renewables in process heating in manufacturing.

Australian-listed technology regulation company Kyckr has completed a $5.2 million capital raising led by investor and founder and CEO of WiseTech Global Richard White.

Open-source file syncing and sharing software company ownCloud has tied up with Swiss IT security vendor Securosys SA to offer integration of hardware security modules when encrypting and decrypting files.

Cloud security and data protection solutions vendor Barracuda Networks has launched its managed service provider (MSP) business into Australia and New Zealand as it looks to expand and strengthen business in the region.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has taken action against Sydney-based telco Infinity Telecom for breaching industry rules requiring them to have mandatory information for consumers available on their website.

A hitherto unknown group that has been dubbed Tortoiseshell is using both customised and common Windows malware to target IT providers in Saudi Arabia, the American security firm Symantec claims, adding that these attacks appear to be focused on the supply chain and ultimately aimed at the providers' customers.

Sites that have been decommissioned due to attacks by the card-skimming attack group Magecart are being hijacked and re-used for other malicious activity once they come back online by a secondary group of cyber criminals, the security firm RiskIQ claims.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:36

Switkowski reappointed as chair of NBN Co

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Telecommunications executive Dr Ziggy Switkowski has been reappointed for another three years as Chair of NBN Co, the builders and operators of the National Broadband Network.

Operators of traffic signals, automatic teller machines and a range of other specialised devices can now connect to select services over the National Broadband Network through their retail service providers.

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says that Australia cannot turn its back on Asia’s fast growing technological innovation, but warned that potential technology partners in Asia want regulatory certainty from Australia if they are to invest in the country.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:05

Simjacker – Australians are safe

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All three Australian telcos have confirmed that Simjacker cannot hurt their customers.

IT workers need to develop cloud-related skills — on their own time if necessary — if they are to remain relevant to employers, according to an industry analyst.

The infamous ransomware WannaCry, which burst on to the world stage in May 2017, is still very much alive and infecting Windows PCs, but a zipped portion appears to have gotten corrupted, preventing its encryption and ransom note creation components from working.

The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:35

Pure Storage moves up and down market

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New products from Pure Storage variously address customers' diverse requirements for higher performance and lower cost storage.

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