COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today released its top nine cybersecurity predictions for 2022. Covering a range of topics from the evolving threat landscape to the sectors most at risk, the predictions point to a new year filled with both challenges and opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive rapid growth in Australians' online activity, increasing data downloads and heightening demand for high-speed internet plans, according to recently released research from the ACMA.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life, but perhaps none more so than the typical office.
Thousands of people are being asked to share their search engine results for research into whether platforms such as Google and YouTube promote misinformation and political biases, with the launch of the citizen science Australian Search Eperience Project.
Monash University and the Provincial Government of West Java, Indonesia have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on developing new solutions to restore the Citarum River – one of the most polluted rivers in the world.
GUEST OPINION by Ashley Diffey, Ping Identity: The business strategy dubbed ‘digital transformation’ has been part of the forward plans of many organisations for years. Their aim has been to take advantage of rapidly evolving technologies to improve efficiencies and drive growth.
e-commerce sales in the Indian market are forecast to reach US$120.1 billion - or 8.8 trillion rupee - in 2025, with the country witnessing high growth in the past few years, according to one global data and analytics firm.
GUEST OPINION by Andy Mellor, regional vice president ANZ at Kofax: If you’ve ever gritted your teeth while listening to bad hold music, or cursed as you completed forms by hand, you don’t need to be told that sometimes, government process can be inefficient, complex and slow.
IT Security Leaders Are Held Most Responsible For Cyberattacks, Yet Lack the Influence Required to Shore Up Security Strategies
COMPANY NEWS: LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centres (SOCs), today released its latest report, “Security and the C-Suite: Making Security Priorities Business Priorities.” The research, which focuses on the roles and responsibilities of cybersecurity leaders, found that more than half of organisations (55%) in Asia Pacific (APAC) have experienced a cyberattack in the last two years and spend an average of US$17 million each on security activities.
Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says a new regulatory model for the National Broadband Network is one step closer after a telecommunications industry roundtable last week brought together NBN Co, broadband retailers, industry groups, consumer representatives and government.
Australians have lost a record $851 million to scams, with scammers taking advantage of the pandemic to con unsuspecting people, according to a new report which also reveals that investment scams accounted for the biggest losses.
GUEST OPINION by Sam Deckert, Founder and Principal Consultant at Peak Insight: It’s tempting to view business collaboration projects as complex activities that take a long time to show a significant return on investment. Planning and deployment is likely to take months and any impact on daily activity will take an extended period to become apparent.
Australia and New Zealand CFOs say that digital transformation is a top-five corporate priority and a key to their company’s success, according to a new global survey of more than 1,500 CFOs and senior financial leaders across 13 markets covering most industries.
Card payments company Square is set to roll out Square Loans in Australia, a program designed to help small businesses grow by giving them quick and simple access to funds.
Pay TV provider Sky’s launch of Sky Connect B2B gives the company the potential to become a force in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, according to one analyst firm.
GUEST OPINION by Byron Yeung, Vice President APAC, Data Integration Division at Qlik: Data is critical to local government operations. It helps them allocate resources, address pressing issues facing the community, and so on. Ultimately, data helps local governments better serve communities through data-informed decision-making. Unfortunately, it’s not utilised nearly as much as it can and should be.
The competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has concluded its investigation into Adventium - the owner of online booking platform Website Travel - after Adventium paid approximately $6.5 million of withheld payments to over 350 Australian tour operators.
Cloud and managed service provider Nexon Asia Pacific has secured a multimillion-dollar multi-year agreement with privately-owned wealth management firm OrdMinnett to transition the company’s existing IT services to a completely new technology stack without downtime.
The launch of the Law Council of Australia’s Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) National Strategic Plan 2021-2023, heralds the profession’s “reinvigorated commitment” to rural and regional lawyers, according to Law Council President Dr Jacoba Brasch QC.
Gas prices fell significantly during the past year, driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the competition and consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has flagged that lower prices may not last, with the risk of a supply shortfall remaining.
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