A Sydney-based biometric identity start-up has launched what it claims is a industry-first security solution that provides a unified biometric credential which can be used for authentication across all physical and digital access points.

The group behind the REvil Windows ransomware has hit Melbourne-based government-accredited IT services provider Geidi and is waiting to hear from the company, security sources have told iTWire.

NBN Co is allowing satellite users to consume additional data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The founders and staff of data analytics and financial performance management business Bistech are joining Deloitte's Brisbane team today.

Optus is implementing a range of business measures to support its customers and the community as it navigates through “significant uncertainty“ resulting from the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

New Zealand electricity company Aurora Energy has been hit with a High Court order to pay almost $5 million for contravening its network quality standards through an excessive level of power outages in the 2016 to 2019 years.

Broadband retail service provider Aussie Broadband has pleaded with its customer seeking support for their services to use its free My Aussie app or portal due to what it claims is very high customer demand with people working from home because of the COVID-19 virus.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 12:31

Six senior hires at IFS

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Enterprise applications vendor IFS has made several executive appointments, including that of Greg Robinson to the new role of head of channels and alliances for Australia and New Zealand.

In the midst of any national crisis, it is common to find people who want to make themselves heard somehow, even if they can only do so by making the most stupid statements possible. That is clearly the case with the utterance issued by Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn who has called on Australians to be more mindful of how they use the Internet.

ICT industry executive Laurie Patton has proposed that the Federal Government immediately fund the operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to employ suitably qualified people currently being retrenched as a result of the COVID-19 crisis - and to train and deploy them to start upgrading the FTTN connections to fibre so that everyone has access to fast broadband.

Security firm Kaspersky has offered free six-month licences of some of its products to medical institutions so that they can guard against cyber threats which have multiplied during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, with malicious elements seeking to cash in.

Microsoft has warned of a zero-day flaw in the Adobe Type Manager Library which is being actively exploited on Windows systems that are up-to-date.

Australia’s competition wachdog the ACCC has given interim authorisation to supermarket operators to coordinate to ensure a “fair and equitable” distribution of fresh food, groceries and other household items during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All technology-savvy individuals in this great country need to cut Stuart Robert some slack. The Government Services Minister was perfectly correct when he described the inability of the Centrelink site to hold up under the traffic it was experiencing as being due to a distributed denial of service attack.

Monday, 23 March 2020 15:47

Percussive maintenance on Mars

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If you can't make it work, just lean on it, with a shovel.

GUEST OPINION by Dan Ternes* : Rapid advancements towards digital transformation are putting significant pressure on traditional identity and access management (IAM) systems, generating huge amounts of data every day. As businesses continue to expand both physically and digitally, organisations are faced with an exponential increase in new user identities and an endless stream of access requests.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: Layer 1 (the physical layer) encryption is an important part of the total cyber-security solution in DWDM and OTN Networks.

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