Forty-four percent (44%) of cloud privileges are misconfigured and users often have overly-broad privileges which are mis-assigned due to a security team oversight or malicious activity, according to cybersecurity company Varonis’ latest security risk report.
The union that represents workers and contractors at NBN Co has described as "appalling" the fact that three-quarters of the staff are senior employees who earn six-figure salaries, while hundreds of jobs at base levels have been slashed.
Telstra has announced that it would put on hold any further job cuts for the next six months, adding that its program to cut 8000 jobs in total by 2022 to reduce underlying fixed costs by $2.5 billion would continue as usual.
Australian businesses are being held back by the country’s tech skills shortage, with many businesses now looking to skilled migration and contract workers to lift pressure on their workforce needs, according to one recruitment firm.
Listed Australian data centre provider NextDC has introduced a new internal company policy that offers paid leave to victims of domestic violence, as part of its support for the White Ribbon Australia program to stop men’s violence against women.
Losses continue to mount in the rollout of Australia’s national broadband network, with an after tax loss of $4780 million for the 2018 financial year, still two years out from scheduled completion in 2020.
Australia's biggest telco Telstra has announced that it will effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 and reduce two to four layers of management, leading to the cutting of one in four executive and middle management roles.
The employment prospects for IT contractors are on the improve with a new recruitment survey revealing that the overall majority of Australian chief information officers are planning to increase their contract IT headcount by an average of 21% over the next 12 months.
iTWire has formed a jobseeker focused jobsite — JobZilla — bringing together 10 years of experience and business relationships gained through its personalised Job Board, offering a wide range of employment opportunities for contractors, freelancers and permanent IT professionals across Australia.
Two years after its acquisition by Australia’s Finite Group, New Zealand recruitment firm 920 has boosted business in the contractor market on the back of increasing demand for project tech specialists.
Human resources tech company Xref has won a tender to provide automated, online candidate referencing to NBN Co for the National Broadband Network.
Contractors working for the CIA are coming under suspicion as being the likely source of a massive document leak to WikiLeaks. Vault 7, as it has been called, resulted in more than 8500 documents being released on Tuesday US time.
Students seeking an internship, professional women returning to work after a period out of it, or semi-retirees wanting to contribute their years of experience to an organisation, are all the target audience for a new workforce employment platform set to be launched after a year in development.
All around the world governments are turning their attention to OH&S – Occupational health and safety – and in many cases making serious breaches a criminal, rather than a civil liability.
Companies allowing their service providers to access or hold sensitive or confidential data are sitting on a cyber-security “time bomb” unless they take smart action to manage the risk of the providers suffering a data breach, according to an IT governance professional.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has moved to clarify employee/contractor employment arrangements with the release of a mobile-friendly update application.
The Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA) has told a Victorian Inquiry into the ‘Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work’ that contractors are the key enablers of an “effective ICT contribution” to the Victorian economy and are essential for productivity and competitive effectiveness of Victorian industry and business in general.
IT recruitment firm Finite has acquired leading New Zealand IT recruitment business, Ninetwenty, in a deal which adds NZ50 million to the Sydney-based company’s top line.
More than one in three of Australia’s IT workers would change jobs if approached by a potential employer, according to newly published research.
Hourly rates for contractors have fallen steadily to new lows over the past nine months, although employers are still cautious when hiring, with contract employment continuing to dominate the ICT jobs market over permanent placements despite a small “subtle” shift to permanents.
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