GUEST OPINION by Matthew Fowler, Managing Director APAC, VIQ Solutions: From the legal industry to law enforcement and insurance, 2021 continues a trend in which modern technologies are becoming increasingly crucial to maintaining business operations and delivering efficiencies.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has partnered with Telstra to co-develop two cyber security micro-credentials aimed at helping build the capabilities needed to combat the “increasing risk” of cybercrime that the digital economy brings.
The only dedicated Information Technology (IT) faculty in Australia’s coalition of the Group of Eight research universities - the Faculty of IT at Monash University - is marking its 30th anniversary in 2020.
Software behemoth Microsoft has slipped under the radar while other companies like Facebook have been criticised for hate speech, but the Redmond firm is up to its neck in providing services to law enforcement based on its cloud and other platforms.
Online payments provider PayPal has revealed its counter-offensive against criminals who seek to take advantage of the COVID 19 pandemic, saying it is now actively working with law enforcement in Australia to identify and prevent opportunistic online crime.
NEC Australia is taking court action to seek financial compensation over the termination of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Biometric Identification Services project for which it was contracted two years ago.
Telecommunications carrier Vertel has met the compliance obligations including a declaration of conformity and RCM labelling for the Telo TE390 and the Telo M5 LTE devices used in their Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution.
Apple is in the process of creating an online tool for law enforcement officers to make formal demands for data about its users, a report claims.
There has been a 92% increase in portable radio coverage and a substantial improvement in coverage for emergency and essential services in the Parramatta CBD with the completion of a new radio site in the area.
Connected law enforcement technologies company Axon Public Safety has locked up a deal with Victoria Police to purchase 11,000 of its Body 2 cameras.
Fujitsu is working on some interesting digital and IoT projects in Australia.
Law enforcement is expected to lead the way in the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology as concerns mount about privacy issues with data stored in the cloud.
The New South Wales Government has allocated $63 million to fund enhancements to the state’s critical communications infrastructure servicing the state’s emergency, law enforcement and essential services agencies.
Systems integrator and IT services company Ajilon, crisis communications company AtHoc and integrated multi-sensor analytics provider iOmniscent have come together with Microsoft to develop solutions designed to reduce crime, decrease costs and improve operational effectiveness for Australian cities.
Motorola is partnering with crime analytics provider Wynyard Group on a big data analysis initiative which it claims will help solve crimes faster and more efficiently.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is an important part of its parent company's Social Innovation strategy to combine the group's IT and operational technology expertise. Further fruits of that strategy are coming to market.
Users of smartwatches from Apple, Google, Microsoft and others while driving a car might find themselves the subject of police attention if caught using wearables devices.
Proposals to require service providers to retain communications metadata are essential and proportionate but the AFP is not looking for bittorrent downloaders and is not interested in mass surveillance, according to an Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner.
A US-based security company is warning Adobe users they're at risk of further compromises after the creative software company was hacked earlier this month.
A US man has been tricked into reporting his own child pornography offences to police after a computer virus said the FBI was investigating him.
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