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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to start a fire — hack a hair straightener

16 July, 2019 by Natasha Doyle

Pen Test Partners have hacked a Bluetooth hair straightener and started a fire. And they did it easily, using its own app.

CEDA, ACS claim temp visas key to skills shortage solution

16 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A CEDA report claims temporary migration is an overwhelming net positive for the economy and will be needed to plug Australia's growing tech skills shortage.

Microsoft backtracks on plan to rescind IUR

16 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has reversed course on planned changes to its partner incentive program which would see partners charged for the internal use of Microsoft products.

Call for submissions — 2020

16 July, 2019 2020 organisers have issued an invitation to IT professionals for proposals for talks and miniconfs, on the theme of security, privacy and ethics.

Zero-day Windows exploit used in espionage campaign

15 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ESET researchers have observed a zero-day Windows vulnerability being exploited in a cyber espionage campaign.

Half of firms think cloud apps are attack targets

10 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly half of businesses in markets including Australia believe that cloud applications make them targets for cyber attacks, a survey has found.

Linux usage on Azure now surpasses Windows

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Microsoft developer has revealed that usage of Linux on the company's Azure Cloud now exceeds Windows.

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