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Cyber-security incidents reported by victims fell during the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says in its annual threat report, adding that there was also a drop in the most severe types of incidents.

Published in Security

Job advertisements on the online portal SEEK in August were down by 5.3% month-on-month but up 55.9% year-on-year, the company says.

Published in Recruitment

The vast majority of IT teams in Asia Pacific and Japan faced a rise in cyberattacks (85%) and a heavier security workload (87%) but strengthened their security skills and knowledge in 2020. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, 59% of the IT teams surveyed in APJ reported team morale was high, according to a global survey conducted by cybersecurity company Sophos.

Published in Guest Research

GUEST OPINION by Brad Drysdale, APAC Field Chief Technology Officer at Kong:  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, there have been significant changes in the way many organisations operate. Systems and processes have had to quickly transform to deal with work-from-home staff and shifting customer requirements.

Published in Guest Opinion

New Zealand broadband provider Spark has announced a waiving of data overage charges for all users who are on data-capped fixed and wireless broadband plans.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Shipments of PCs to the US in the second quarter of the year grew by 17% year-on-year, with 36.8 million units being shipped, according to the technology analyst firm Canalys.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 12:07

Scientists evaluate impact of COVID-19 travel bans

Australian scientists have modelled a way to determine how many cases of COVID-19 could be travelling on any international flight, based on data from the first six months of the pandemic, which they say could help Australian authorities make decisions about incoming international travel. 

Published in Health

Australian technology industry digital micro-skills marketplace Skills Finder has launched 20 new dedicated Career Pathways it says will help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in high-demand jobs such as data analytics, digital marketing and UX design. 

Published in Recruitment

Debit card system provider eftpos backs health organisation Beyond Blue as part of a $200,000 multi-year engagement encouraging everyone to look after their mental health.

Published in Accounting Software

RMIT has announced a new bachelor of business degree which it says is aligned with industry needs and the future of work, specifically designed to give students and working professionals transferable skills and a sound business technology understanding.

Published in Education

The majority of money remitters reviewed by the ACCC are now giving consumers the tools they need to easily compare the total price of international money transfers, according to the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

Three thousand, six hundred Fujitsu employees and contractors in Australia and New Zealand will receive up to half a day of additional paid leave to give leeway to their COVID-19 vaccination, including their families.

Published in Business IT

Fans of Vivid Sydney will be livid at the news that Vivid Sydney 2021 has been washed out by the decidedly unriveting and deathly dull COVID virus, in what has been a "difficult decision" by the NSW Government. 

Published in Entertainment

If you've had your two COVID-19 vaccine jabs in Australia and want a simply way to prove your vaccinated status and inject yourself with a sense of confidence, iPhone and Android owners will be happy to know it's effortlessly easy.

Published in Home Tech

GUEST RESEARCH: Enterprise cloud application for finance and human resources Workday surveyed more than 260 global chief financial officers (CFOs) to shed light on the challenges they faced during the pandemic. The survey found that gaps in data management and analysis concerned CFOs, and the lack of data affected financial performance.

Published in Guest Research

The Lorna Jane womens activewear manufacturer and retailer has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $5 million in penalties for making false and misleading representations to consumers, and engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public in connection with the promotion and supply of its LJ Shield Activewear.

Published in Technology Regulation

CareApp is providing its services for free to aged care providers for the next 90 days and to help families across the country to stay connected.

Published in Health

There has been a significant rise in phishing email attacks related to HR topics, particularly regarding new policies that would affect all employees throughout organisations, according to global security awareness training and simulated phishing platform provider KnowBe4.

Published in Security

With COVID-19's Delta strain rearing its ugly head in Australia as I type, causing a third week of lockdowns in Greater Sydney, working from home for many office workers never went away, but has been amplified in its importance, so what does Facebook's latest research uncover?

Published in Business IT

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