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IWD 2024: Breaking barriers: Building a brighter future for women in technology
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Despite improvements in attitudes towards equality, vast disparities persist in the tech industry's treatment of women, demanding urgent attention to investment, education, and mentorship.
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NetApp leads with AI-powered ransomware protection in Australia
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As Australia faces a surge in data breaches, NetApp introduces innovative AI-driven solutions to enhance cyber-resilience, aiming to protect vital infrastructures and restore operational normality swiftly following ransomware attacks.
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LockBit ransomware gang dismantled by global task force
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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encryption
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cybersecurity
The notorious LockBit ransomware gang, linked to over £120m in extortion and impacting 2000+ victims globally, has been dismantled by an international task force led by the UK and US.
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How AI is transforming the Australian workforce
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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it training
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Generative AI is reshaping Australia’s workforce, with technology skills now integral to the economy. Embracing AI could unlock billions of dollars by 2030, but requires an understanding of its intricacies and a stronger pipeline of tech workers.
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Genetec announces Security Center SaaS to revolutionise physical security industry
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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nac
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cybersecurity
Genetec has unveiled Security Center SaaS, an enterprise-grade solution expected to redefine cloud-based physical security with its comprehensive capabilities and cybersecurity measures.
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Half-year surge in cyber attacks on infrastructure, says Dragos
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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ransomware
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telco
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government
Worldwide cybersecurity expert Dragos reports a 50% surge in politically motivated cyberattacks and new threat clusters targeting critical infrastructure.
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Australia's digital health sector yields record-breaking economic returns
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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productivity
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government
Australia's digital health investment yields $19.70 in capital, 56 jobs and AUD 4.2m in gross economic value for every AUD $1m invested, according to a landmark report.
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Secure State joins archTIS program to enhance Aussie cybersecurity
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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partner programmes
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compliance
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cybersecurity
Indigenous cybersecurity firm Secure State has become a Silver Partner in the archTIS Channel Partner Program, enhancing its security solution offerings.
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New Notitia branch amid rising demand for tech services
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
Australian tech firm Notitia is to open a third office in Canberra, driven by rising demand for data and tech consulting.
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Quorum Cyber predicts major cyber threats for 2024
Fri, 9th Feb 2024
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edutech
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dark web
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advanced persistent threat protection
Quorum Cyber's 2024 report forecasts AI weaponisation and intensified threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major cybersecurity concerns.
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Entrust moves towards acquisition of London firm Onfido
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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cloud services
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Minneapolis-based Entrust is in exclusive talks to acquire London's AI-powered identity verification tech leader, Onfido.
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Zadara completes IRAP process, expands availability in Australia
Tue, 6th Feb 2024
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storage
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servers
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cybersecurity
Zadara, an international cloud service provider, completes Australia's Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), enhancing its expansion into the country.
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SoftIron revolutionises cloud with HyperCloud system
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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cloud services
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storage
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edutech
SoftIron revolutionises private cloud infrastructure with its new HyperCloud offering, promising universal scalability.
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HID & Olea Kiosks launch collaboration on facial recognition tech
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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biometrics
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nac
HID and Olea Kiosks, provider of self-service kiosks, collaborate on an initiative to revolutionise user experience for multi-industry access control.
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HID & Olea Kiosks merge for advanced facial recognition solutions
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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biometrics
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it in healthcare
HID teams up with Olea Kiosks to offer a revolutionary user experience by integrating facial recognition technology in access control and authentication across various industries.
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Unprecedented surge in critical infrastructure cyberattacks
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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network infrastructure
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iot
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cybersecurity
A shocking 30% increase in attacks on critical infrastructures was recorded in 2023, resulting in over 420 million incidents.
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Bridewell collaborates with Microsoft on Security Copilot development
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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cybersecurity
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UK cybersecurity firm, Bridewell, is teaming up with Microsoft to refine their Security Copilot product, leveraging AI technology to enhance cyber defence capabilities.
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Kinetic IT secures major government contract for digital transformation
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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network management
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
Australia's Kinetic IT lands a $23 million three-year contract with the Federal Department of Infrastructure, set to support nationwide digital transformation with new tech services.
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UK landline digital switchover summons connectivity fears
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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digital literacy
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connectivity
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government
UK landline switchover to digital could jeopardise safety of 95% of those over 65, according to disability and elderly advocacy groups urging for delay until 2030.
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Australia's cybersecurity plans overlooked smart home devices, expert warns
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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edutech
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power / energy
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renewable energy
Cybersecurity expert Leon Poggioli believes Australia's proposed cybersecurity law reforms need to pay more heed to smart home devices like solar inverters, crucial for grid stability.
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Gallagher Security appoints Merv Williams as new Chief Marketing Officer
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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partner programmes
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cmo
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nz
Merv Williams steps up as Chief Marketing Officer at global security firm Gallagher Security, aiming to accelerate growth and improve brand visibility in global markets including the UK, Europe, and IMEA.
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UK hailed as Europe's most advanced digital economy
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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google
A new report from the Computer and Communications Industry Association highlights the UK as Europe's leading digital economy, hosting major tech enterprises and attracting USD $30bn in 2022 tech-sector VC investment.
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Private networks: The key to leverage 5G technology
Thu, 11th Jan 2024
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smartphones
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cloud services
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network infrastructure
Private 5G networks are transforming digital connectivity across industries in capacities, from healthcare to manufacturing, by supporting secure, agile and efficient operational functions.
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IGEL redefines enterprise endpoint security with innovative model
Sat, 6th Jan 2024
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saas
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microsoft
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IGEL new Preventative Security Model aims to redefine secure enterprise endpoints and boost Zero Trust, with a showcase due at upcoming IGEL DISRUPT 24 forum.