The Federal Government is convening a roundtable by teleconference on Tuesday morning with peak cultural and creative industry bodies to discuss the impacts of the corona virus and the applicability to the cultural and creative sector of support arrangements announced by government to date.

The recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession will usher in a new era in which how we live, do business and invest will fundamentally change, according to Nigel Green, the CEO and founder of independent global financial advisory organisation de Vere Group.

Australia’s largest telco Telstra and French defence giant Thales are working with software behemoth Microsoft and open-source hardware and software company Arduino to pave the way for scalable security for connected IoT devices, by implementing a solution designed to enable trusted and secure end-to-end communication between device and cloud.

Some useful hints for surviving the virus scare as you abandon the office as a safe place to work.

GUEST OPINION Whenever a new form of technology emerges in society, there are always those who find ways to exploit it for their own gain. While the early phone hackers of the 1970s may pale in comparison to modern cyber-attacks, the fact remains that as technology develops, so too does the fresh opportunity for crime.

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There are currently more than 70 million displaced people around the world. Almost half of them are working age and yet most are shut out of formal economies, denied the right to work where they are and restricted in competing for overseas roles. This is a global humanitarian crisis - reason enough to act.

Some useful hints for surviving the virus scare as you abandon the office as a safe place to work.

The Labor Party has called for retail telecommunications providers to be considered for temporary capacity charge relief, in the event NBN speeds become congested as COVID19 leads more employees and children to use the internet from home.

Global ICT professional association ISACA says security incidents around the world are growing in number, with 46% of respondents to its recent survey saying they believe that their enterprises are experiencing an increase in attacks relative to last year.

Facebook is trying to shift the responsibility to domain name registrars to take an active policing role, according to a Brisbane-based intellectual property and domain name lawyer Sandy Zhang, commenting on Facebook’s lawsuit against an American name registrar Namecheap and its proxy service Whoisguard.

Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.

The US Government has asked the Court of Federal Claims to give the Department of Defence 120 days "to reconsider certain aspects of the challenged agency decision" that awarded a US$10 billion Pentagon cloud deal to Microsoft in October 2019.

Analysts from global market intelligence provider IDC see a big showdown in spending on technology in 2020 across European ICT markets, with a halving of their own December 2019 forecast from 2.8% to 1.4% in regional spending growth rates. This comes in the wake of the measures taken across Europe to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nokia Bell Labs has claimed a world record with its researchers setting the record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) over 80 km of standard single mode fibre -- the equivalent of simultaneously streaming 1.5 million YouTube videos – or four times the market’s current state-of-the-art of approximately 400 Gigabits per second.

The rise in e-commerce is fuelling rapid growth in parcel delivery volumes, with the global market expected to grow to US$665 billion by 2023, according to a new report from global technology research firm Lux.

Security professionals believe the world is in a permanent state of cyber war, with 90% concerned that digital infrastructure will suffer the most damage as a result, according to new research which found that these professionals believe the most vulnerable industries are those that are undergoing rapid digital transformation and are essential to daily life.

Optus has announced plans for supporting its customers to work remotely online due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus.

Australia's national broadband network is likely to come under an increasing load from Monday onwards as many of the nation's workers are forced to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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