A new cyber security office has been established by the NSW Government within the Department of Customer Service, which the government says will “cement the leadership and co-ordination role” needed to enhance cyber security and decision-making across the government.

Customers have become increasingly satisfied over the past 12 months with the service they receive from telecommunications providers, according to a newly published survey, despite previously reduced levels of satisfaction.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will launch its Wi-Fi 6 access point, AP7060DN, on Monday, with the company dubbing its implementation of the new standard as Air Engine, and the access point as the first commercial Wi-Fi 6 product in the industry.

A little more than six months before Microsoft ends support for Windows 7, the South Korean Government is considering a switch to Linux, the country's Interior and Safety Ministry has said.

The EternalBlue exploit for Windows, crafted by the NSA and leaked online by a group known as the Shadow Brokers, is being increasingly used in exploits two years after it was used to create the WannaCry ransomware, malware that took the world literally by storm.

Forcepoint held its annual APAC conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia this week. The network security company, which specialises in behavioural and analytics-based protection, gave industry insights, talked about forthcoming products and announced survey results in addition to interfacing with channel partners.

Telstra has launched its loyalty program — Telstra Plus — claiming a ‘first of its kind' loyalty program for an Australian telco.

ANALYSIS A trade pact between China and the US appears to be unlikely following the actions taken by the US Government against Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on Thursday (Australian time), with the more serious ban being one that prevents Huawei from importing components from American companies without government approval.

The subscription site for Forbes magazine has been the victim of the card-skimming attack group Magecart, with the well-known website leaking card data on Wednesday until the attack was noticed and the site taken down.

File sync and share solution company Nextcloud has teamed up with secure encryption USB key vendor Nitrokey to provide its users with secure authentication technology.

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