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Does Australia really have an ICT skills shortage?

04 December, 2019 by Sean Bates, ITPA | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Industry complains of the lack of skilled IT staff while at the same time students are flocking to our universities. Where does the truth lie?


Australian-led operation takes down hacking tool

03 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AFP has led an international law enforcement action taking down a website hosting a remote access trojan hacking tool.


Microsoft names next Windows 10 feature update

03 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The company has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19033 in both the fast and slow rings of the Insider program.


Regulators rebuke iiNet, Telstra, Optus

02 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Regulators have taken enforcement action against iiNet, Telstra and Optus for breaching their regulatory obligations.


ASX100 firms vulnerable to email security risks

02 December, 2019

86% of ASX100 companies aren't implementing email security best practices, leaving them vulnerable to malicious emails, according to Proofpoint.


Playing into the hands of the criminals

20 November, 2019 by Robert Hudson, ITPA

Law enforcement agencies are calling for backdoors to be installed in encryption apps. These tools will almost certainly be exploited by criminals.


Survey shows highest and lowest paid Aussie IT jobs

18 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Robert Walters' latest Salary Survey shows the IT jobs that are expected to command the highest and lowest salaries and hourly rates in 2020.


GitHub on mission to secure the world's open source software

18 November, 2019

GitHub has launched GitHub Security Lab, a platform designed to empower people to secure the world's open source code.


Australia faces risk of 'leakware' attacks

14 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A cybersecurity expert is warning Australian councils and governments to be wary of an emerging ransomware attack method known as leakware.


The IBM researcher who changed the world

12 November, 2019

Robert H Dennard, the inventor of DRAM, has been awarded the semiconductor industry's top honour.


ACSC urges vigilance over "concerning" cyber threats

11 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is continuing to monitor the cyber threats posed by the Emotet malware campaign and the weaponised BlueKeep exploit.


Microsoft may finally resolve the Macro threat

11 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has announced a range of security enhancements aimed at providing "endpoint security from Microsoft, not just for Microsoft".


Australia is 12th largest open source user outside US

07 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the 12th largest region outside of the US measured by clones and forks of open source software on GitHub.


E-waste disposal — the other data security threat?

30 October, 2019 by Paul McInerney, Vice-President, ITPA | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

It's important that IT professionals and organisations put in place policies for the safe disposal of storage devices and the data they contain.


Has Google really reached quantum supremacy? Yes and no...

30 October, 2019

Google claims it has achieved quantum supremacy, but IBM's not ready to concede just yet...


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