Wind-powered data centre concept wins award

29 April, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

An industry and research consortium has won a German Data Centre Award for its concept of locating small data centres within wind turbine towers.

Wing delivery drones take off in Canberra

23 April, 2019

Imagine the possibility of having goods delivered straight to your doorstep, as soon as you need them.

Young Australians driving digital payment adoption

23 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly four in 10 Generation Y Australians are now using digital cards on smart devices to make everyday purchases, a new survey suggests.

Australian IT spending to grow 3% in 2019

18 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian IT spending market is on track to grow 3% in 2019 despite expected declines in spending on devices and data centre systems.

'Hoplight' Trojan can issue valid SSL certificates

16 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The new North Korean Trojan linked to notorious North Korean hacking group Lazarus is able to disguise itself with valid public SSL certificates.

Failure to compute — Australia's IT policy mess continues

15 April, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

The nbn, the Assistance and Access Bill, the new social media streaming law — Australia's 'make it up as you go along' IT policy landscape keeps getting worse.

Microsoft, Adobe patch critical security flaws

15 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has patched two vulnerabilities affecting all supported Windows versions that could allow attackers to gain full control of compromised systems.

Australian network gear market flat in 2018

11 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian networking infrastructure market stagnated with just 0.81% growth in 2018, due to lower spending in the router and wireless LAN segments.

Cybercriminals scanning for exposed AWS data buckets

10 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud honeypots on AWS servers set up by Sophos for research into cyber attacks were on average attacked within just 40 minutes of going live.

ACCC wants price anchor on basic nbn plans

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As the ACCC pressures NBN Co to lift the affordability of basic nbn services, telcos are calling on the company to consider the opportunities afforded by 5G.

Australia is a top credential stuffing target

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the fifth most targeted country in the world with credential stuffing attacks against online streaming services, research from Akamai indicates.

New Australia–US cable commissioned

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The consortium behind the Southern Cross Cable Network has contracted Alcatel Submarine Networks to supply the 72 Tbps Southern Cross NEXT subsea cable.

Critical infrastructure providers struggling to stay secure

08 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nine in 10 critical infrastructure providers have been damaged by a cyber attack in the last two years, with half experiencing downtime from an attack.

National AI ethics consultation welcomed by CSIRO

08 April, 2019

A national consultation about the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) has been welcomed by CSIRO.

StartupAUS welcomes Shorten's Budget reply

08 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bill Shorten's focus on R&D and emerging industry sectors in his Budget reply is a welcome response for a beleaguered industry, according to StartupAUS.

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