Swoop acquires regional Victoria-based network operator Speedweb

Secure Logic claims victory in lawsuit against former executive

IBM finalises Turbonomic acquisition

Sydney MSSP Nueva Solutions scores international deal with Anytime Fitness Asia

Sydney-based MSSP Nueva Solutions has landed a deal with Anytime Fitness Asia to provide email and endpoint security as a managed service. Nueva co-founders and directors Ferdinand Tadiaman and Cameron Cumming told CRN in an interview that Inspire Brands Asia found its newly acquired Anytime Fitness premises across nine countries in South East Asia under […]

Perth telco Pentanet raises $20 million to expand 5G network, cloud gaming infrastructure

Perth-based telco Pentanet has announced it has completed a placement for $20 million to fund its expansions of its cloud gaming and telecommunications infrastructure rollouts. The placement comes following the company’s acquisition of 5G spectrum for its fixed wireless network and a partnership with Nvidia to bring its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Australia. […]

EU states back personal data flows with ex-member Britain

Agree data protection standards are ‘sufficiently high’.

Cruise operator Carnival discloses personal data breach

Says there is ‘low likelihood of the data being misused’.

Serious privacy problems found in most health apps

Large survey of apps raises concerns.

Virgin, Westpac, ANZ, CommBank hit by widespread net outages

Australia’s central bank, the postal service and several commercial lenders, as well as other companies, grappled with internet outages on Thursday, disrupting customer accounts and financial transactions before some services were restored late in the day. One of the companies affected, Virgin Australia, said it was “one of many organisations to experience an outage with […]

Optus co-develops battery solution with Eltek to improve communications resiliency

Optus has teamed up with Delta Electronics (Australia) to develop a battery solution to keep critical transmission hub equipment powered continuously. Called the Yes! CPX (Critical Power eXtender), the solution helps ensure transmission hubs provide dependent downstream mobile sites an extra 10 to 20 hours’ continuity of service when the transmission hub’s main grid power […]

HCL teams up with Cricket Australia, Microsoft on cricket technology competition

System integrator HCL Technologies has partnered with customer Cricket Australia and Microsoft to host a hackathon to help develop tech for cricket. The 2021 HCL-CA TechJam aims to bring together sport enthusiasts, data scientists, analysts, developers, statisticians, tech enthusiasts, tech freelancers, university students, coders and technology innovators from the global developer community. Microsoft will support […]

Major banks’ online services, airline systems go down

Akamai Prolexic issue believed to be the cause.

Major banks’ online services, eftpos, airline systems go down

Akamai Prolexic issue believed to be the cause.

Digital services consultancy Arq Group on the hunt for new Canberra leader

Digital services consultancy Arq Group is expanding further into Canberra with a new office and is on the hunt for its leader. The company has posted a job opening for the newly created role of Director for Canberra to help bolster its ties with its Federal Government clients. “This senior leadership role is responsible for […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named as new chairman

Microsoft this week named chief executive Satya Nadella as its new chairman, in place of John Thompson. Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer, has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications and ZeniMax. The company said Thompson, who took over as chairman from […]

Making software testing your ally, not the enemy

While software testing is important, it is often regarded as a bottleneck that causes delays. This mindset is now starting to change.

Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks

Accused of fraudulently concealing security vulnerabilities.

Melbourne startup Platformer acquired by enterprise software vendor WSO2

US-based open source technology provider has acquired Melbourne startup Platformer to enhance its cloud-based application development capabilities. Platformer provides an enterprise-grade cloud native application platform for enterprise developers and DevOps to deploy and manage containerised workloads on Kubernetes. Founded in Australia in 2015, Platformer also has a presence in Sri Lanka. WSO2 has been operating […]

SA govt appoints new CISO from within

After resignation of inaugural IT security chief.

GitLab offers expanded partner certifications as demand surges for DevOps expertise

DevOps platform provider GitLab is expanding its GitLab Partner Program to assist new and existing partners who develop DevOps lifecycle services around the company’s products to support customers. The new GitLab Certified Services Partner Program, being unveiled today, is the latest extension of the GitLab Partner Program that launched in April 2020. It also comes […]

How Apple collects data about you and protects your privacy

Google is known for extracting information across services to feed customized ads. Does Apple break the wall among its apps and services, too?

UnitingCare Queensland restores key systems after ransomware attack

Says ‘many’ system integrations have also been re-enabled.

WA moves to plug legislative gaps after cops access check-in app data

Contact tracing data accessed during investigations.

Microsoft channel chief Rodney Clark on how partners can drive ‘higher-value’ workloads and services

A key focus area for Microsoft’s channel organization in the coming year will be on helping solution providers to drive sales and services that are “higher value” for customers, leading to greater profitability for partners, according to Microsoft channel chief Rodney Clark. Clark, now a few months into the channel chief role, spoke with CRN […]

Oracle chief Larry Ellison slams SAP, AWS for software supremacy

Oracle this week launched new salvos against rivals SAP and Amazon Web Services, with Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison slamming SAP over its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and attacking AWS over the Amazon Aurora database service. To win the battle against SAP, Oracle’s strategy is to own the market for cloud ERP systems […]

US-based IT provider SHI International opens office in Sydney

US-based IT services provider SHI International has expanded its reach into ANZ with a new office in Sydney. The new office adds to its two other APAC offices in Hong Kong and Singapore as the company aims to improve its presence across Australia and New Zealand. “SHI’s ability to exceed client expectations has allowed the […]

How Internet of Medical Things can be safely deployed

There are opportunities to leverage the IoT in the healthcare sector to improve patient lives, but doing so exposes unsupported devices to cyber risks.

Qld govt stumps up $40m for cyber security, digital

In otherwise lacklustre 2021 budget.

ForcePoint to buy UK security provider Deep Secure for threat removal know-How

Platform security vendor Forcepoint revealed plans Tuesday to acquire cybersecurity company Deep Secure for its threat removal expertise. The agreement is Forcepoint’s second acquisition deal in two months. The acquisition of Deep Secure will let Forcepoint expand its Cross Domain Solutions portfolio with Deep Secure‘s Threat Removal Platform, as well as its defense-grade Content, Disarm […]

Qld govt coughs up $40m for cyber security, digital

In otherwise lacklustre 2021 budget.

Telstra acquires Mediacloud Australia

Telstra has acquired Perth-based web hosting and cloud services provider Mediacloud Australia for an undisclosed sum. The deal would provide Telstra’s global broadcasting arm Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) with software-defined and cloud-based capabilities, as well as a number of media cloud delivery experts and a Master Control Room in the United Kingdom. As part of […]

McDonald’s South Korea and Taiwan falls prey to data breach

The burger chain revealed that a small number of filed were accessed, but it was not ransomware and no customer payment information was stolen.

McDonald’s South Korea and Taiwan falls prey to data breach

The burger chain revealed that a small number of filed were accessed, but it was not ransomware and no customer payment information was stolen.

Singapore digital users lax on cyber security

Singapore businesses are also increasingly reliant on digital channels for customer engagement and service delivery, greatly increasing their cyber security risks.

Companies remain exposed to unmanaged BYOD risks during pandemic

A Bitglass study reveals that security resources are being stretched from COVID-19’s surge in remote work and the increased use of personal mobile devices. A rethink by organisations is necessary.

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