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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.

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.

Global SKS network facing "devastating attack"

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers have exploited a flaw in the global SKS network used by the OpenPGP protocol that threatens to break GnuPG implementations of the protocol.

Microsoft enhances Office for virtual environments

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new Virtual Desktop service and several enhancements to Microsoft's Office app aim to improve the user experience in virtual desktop environments.

Cisco issues three critical security alerts

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco has released security advisories and patches for three critical vulnerabilities in its DNA Center network management and automation platform.

Are ethics in technology dead?

02 July, 2019 by Sean Bates

It's up to all of us to ensure our industry maintains the highest ethical standards, and keep security and probity top of mind, says ITPA's Sean Bates.

Espionage group hijacks rival's infrastructure

25 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Symantec report into the activities of the Waterbug espionage group revealed that the group appears to have hijacked the infrastructure of a rival group.

Security vs national security

18 June, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

The tug of war over certain companies being allowed to contribute to 5G networks is spilling over to the wider industry. Will there be a solution?

Exim vulnerability now being exploited

17 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A newly uncovered worm seeks to exploit the recently disclosed vulnerability in Exim, the platform that is used by well over half of the world's email servers.

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