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Zscaler first cloud security vendor to complete IRAP assessment
Zscaler completed IRAP’s two security assessment stages, as dictated in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).
Catalyst Cloud brings open source-based web hosting to NZ
The platform, which utilises Catalyst Cloud’s hosting infrastructure and amazee.io’s open source hosting platform called Lagoon, based on Kubernetes.
In the shadow of COVID-19, a cyber health crisis looms
Specifically, in the six months to December 2019, Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches scheme recorded 537 breaches, including malicious or criminal attacks, and cyber-incidents.
Major changes to Australian internet legislation needed says report
We look at the a recent indepenedent report into the controversial legislation that Australian Security agencies use to intercept digital communications
Aus Govt outlines cyber defence requirements for road ahead
Austrade has named 50 Australian cybersecurity companies well placed to meet the needs of the country’s cyber defence projects.
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
Macquarie to build Government data centre in Canberra
With construction due to commence in July, the initial investment of AU$17 million will be used to build stage one by December 2020.
AU regtech industry rallies for govt support to kickstart economy
“We can supply technology that creates a low-overhead, low-cost, cyber-secure regulatory environment that assists our major financial sector players meet integrity tests quickly," says ProvenDB CTO.
Coronavirus: Australian government announce stimulus package to assist retailers and SMEs
Retailers from across Australia have welcomed the federal government's stimulus package announced this week, as it looks to help the economy through the coronavirus outbreak.
Epicor targets Australia's aged care industry with new solution
Epicor has launched a new Community Care solution with the primary aim of aiding in-home services for aged care providers.
New platform launched to address employee underpayment across Australia
“Until now employees have relied on their employers to meet their obligations, but the extent of the reported wage theft incidents over the last twelve months show that this is not working."
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
ADIA welcomes Australian Government's greater focus on digital literacy
“Everyone in Australia should be able to make full use of digital technologies. We look forward to working with the Government as it implements its commitment."
Infosys selected to update Aussie welfare entitlement system
The Phase 1 agreement is for Infosys to create a Proof o Design and is expected to complete mid-2020.
Huawei warns of job losses as ban comes into place
The Chinese behemoth claims the ban will mean bad news economically: “without us, they are in huge trouble.”
Calix launches advanced battery reactor in Victoria
BATMn is a $2.7m proprietary electric reactor, based on Calix technology, for producing advanced battery materials, part-funded by the Government.
Local governments need to act to protect privacy of citizens
"We are seeing a real-world effect of technology creep on our privacy rights in Australian cities through the rapid expansion of surveillance technology in public spaces."
Macquarie named NSW Government telecoms supplier
"Much like in the corporate world, we have witnessed a considerable shift in the requirements of state government departments over the last two years."
Australians unaware of govt's digital services
New tools that leverage AI and other innovative technologies have potential to future-proof the provision of online services in Australia."
Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
"For the government to suggest this is anything other than blanket surveillance of the Australian population is ridiculous."
Huawei: Aus should follow UK’s “more intelligent” approach to 5G tech
Huawei Australia has released a statement pointing out a UK cross-party committee’s findings that there is no need to ban Huawei’s 5G technologies.
Federal Government inks cloud deal with Microsoft
The deal accelerates transformation opportunity, invests in public sector skills, drives inclusion and leverages local investment.
Australian Govt & AWS strike cloud services deal
Australia’s Federal, State and Territory government agencies will now access all AWS Cloud services, after AWS struck a deal with Whole-of-Government Australia to deploy AWS.