How to create an effective data-at-rest security strategy

05 July, 2021 | Supplied by: Dell Technology

Over the past few years, the cost of data loss due to inadequate protection and more advanced hacking has grown to a more serious level.

Getting a fair slice of the funding pie

07 June, 2021 by Bruce Young, Director, ITPA | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Now that the dust has settled on the 2021–22 federal Budget, here is a brief overview on what is in it for the tech sector.

The future of virtual reality

03 May, 2021 by Chris Herrmann* | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

It's a truism that you need to keep learning, growing and challenging yourself. Information technology (IT) provides more opportunity for this compared to other fields — it seems every time you turn around there's a new service, API product, business model and more.

Continuing professional development for IT specialists

06 April, 2021 by Paul McInerney | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Leaders must be committed to continually improving their teams' skills and knowledge in IT and cybersecurity. A CPD policy is a great way do to this.

Canberra's face-off with Facebook

01 March, 2021 by Sean Bates | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Is the news media bargaining code a victory for all Australian news content producers, or is it just big tech versus big news media?

The privacy problems of COVID tracing apps

01 February, 2021 by James Andrewartha | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

We can't rely on technology to keep COVID tracing app data safe; rather, we need strong legal protections, argues ITPA's James Andrewartha.

Old technology versus modern security

11 January, 2021 by Nathaniel Mitchell | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

The IT industry should be more vocal about the dangers of using old software and hardware in an increasingly connected world, says the ITPA's Nathaniel Mitchell.

Best of 2020: 3 in 4 companies lack an adequate cyber response plan

04 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research from IBM suggests that 74% of businesses globally still have only ad hoc or inconsistently applied security response plans, if they have one at all.

IT in the year of COVID-19

07 December, 2020 by James Andrewartha

COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of many technologies — some positive, some negative — but will 2021 see a return to the 'normal' way of doing things?

Government must cooperate on critical infrastructure reforms

29 October, 2020 by Paul McInerney* | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

ITPA is closely monitoring developments with the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act and lobbying on the industry's behalf.

Working from home in post-COVID Australia

02 October, 2020 by Sean Bates

The usage pattern of most Australian residential internet services has fundamentally changed, putting increased pressure on an already fragile nbn.

Govt unveils code of practice to boost IoT security

07 September, 2020

The Australian Government has released a code of practice for IoT devices like smart televisions and security cameras to protect consumers from cyber threats.

Looking for work in the 21st century

07 September, 2020 by Nathaniel Mitchell

Trying to find a job that aligns with the expectations of both the employee and the employer can be very hard, says the ITPA's Nathaniel Mitchell.

Career opportunities booming in RPA

04 September, 2020

UiPath has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for robotic process automation, with increasing career opportunities for RPA professionals.

IT lessons for education from the COVID-19 crisis

06 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

From Zoombombing to learning management systems to unreliable internet access, the education sector has faced many challenges in the 'new normal'.

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