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Another week, another privacy breach

16 August, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

As news breaks of 15 million Victorian commuters having their travelling records poorly protected, it's timely for all of us to consider our privacy obligations.

ACSC publishes advice on fighting fake emails

14 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released guidance into how organisations can limit the risk of their domains being used as the source of spoof emails.

Thousands of devices at risk from BlueKeep exploit: ASD

13 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Up to 50,000 devices owned by Australian organisations are at risk following the discovery of a potential exploitation of the BlueKeep Windows vulnerability.

Privacy briefing: are you keeping your customers' data safe?

13 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Join privacy experts and your IT peers to learn best-practice methodologies to help you comply with increasingly complex privacy laws.

Microsoft introduces FastTrack for Windows 10

13 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With months to go until the demise of Windows 7, Microsoft has introduced a free service aimed at helping organisations streamline the migration to Windows 10.

Govt makes GTES visa scheme permanent

12 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government will make the Global Talent Employer Sponsored skilled visa program permanent to help address skills shortages in the tech and other sectors.

The confusion of standards in IT

31 July, 2019 by Nathaniel Mitchell* | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Inconsistencies in the terminologies and procedures used within different companies cause unnecessary confusion. Is it time to tackle standardisation?

Critical flaws discovered in VxWorks OS

30 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have discovered 11 vulnerabilities in popular IoT operating system VxWorks that enable attackers to take complete control over compromised devices.

Impending Windows 7 demise stimulating PC sales

30 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Businesses rushing to upgrade from Windows 7 before the end-of-support date in January are helping to stimulate the flagging traditional PC market.

Fujitsu to upgrade Australia's fastest supercomputer

29 July, 2019

The new supercomputer is set to be 10 times faster than the National Computational Infrastructure's existing computer.

Cloud customers still making basic security mistakes

29 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42's latest Cloud Threat Risk Report found that a lack of basic security precautions remains the top driver of cloud security incidents.

Microsoft revamping Office 365 licensing

26 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft will next month start progressively introducing changes to its Office 365 client licensing and activation regime.

RDP password attacks are a major threat

19 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New research from Sophos found that attackers are able to detect devices with remote desktop protocol enabled, almost as soon as they come online.

Privacy and compliance — ITPA Breakfast Briefing

17 July, 2019

Don't miss ITPA's inaugural Breakfast Briefing, North Sydney, 16 October, where you'll hear from three experts on privacy and compliance best practice.

Temporary visas need more thought for a fairer outcome

17 July, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

Canberra should review its policies on temporary visas for skilled IT pros, so that a fairer outcome for both local and overseas workers can be developed.

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